Psychiatric Physician's Assistant in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 12/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do. MHCD offers a great benefit package, flex scheduling, loan forgiveness programs and a culture of wellbeing. We are committed to making a difference in your life and the lives of people we serve. Trauma informed principles are actively practiced and supported across all areas of the Mental Health Center of Denver.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of a Psychiatrist, provide medical/clinical services to consumers at the team(s) assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director.

STARTING SALARY: $110,000 - $120,000/annually

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide direct psychiatric services through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications.
  2. Provide professional consultation to staff, participate in staff conferences, and serve on clinical committees.
  3. Handle psychiatric emergencies, including mental health hold evaluations and court evaluations.
  4. Complete necessary medical records and reports.
  5. Provide back-up psychiatric coverage throughout the organization during operating hours.
  6. Coordinate psychiatric medical care with physical or non-psychiatric medical care, referring consumers to appropriate medical providers.
  7. Supervise the treatment plans of assigned consumers.
  8. Supervise and consult on medical screen reviews.
  9. Testify at court hearing of consumers as necessary.
  10. Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director or supervising Psychiatrist.
  11. Participate in program development with the supervising Psychiatrist as assigned.
  12. On a regular basis, meet and consult with the supervising Psychiatrist.
  13. Refer complex medical issues to the supervising Psychiatrist.
  14. Develop and/or participate in research protocols as approved.
  15. Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Valid Colorado PA Medical License in good standing.

EXPERIENCE:

4 years of experience in relevant clinical setting post PA program with experience in psychiatric services in the area of health and psychological assessment, clinical diagnosis, pharmacology, and direct consumer services.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

    • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
    • Medical expertise consistent with physician assistant
    • Knowledge of the use of psychotropic and similar drugs.
    • Competency in mental health treatment
    • Ability to work with interdisciplinary team.
    • Communicate effectively with staff and other agencies.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.