Psychiatrist - LMHS

Job Overview

The mission of Lyon-Martin Health Services is to provide high quality, compassionate and trauma-informed medical, gynecological, and mental health care services to trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex communities and cis-gender women with specific sensitivity to LGBQ sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, and language regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. We aim to address and eliminate health inequities for our communities by rooting our clinical practice in core foundational frameworks of intersectionality, self-determination, harm reduction, and reproductive and disability justice. 

As a community clinic, we believe our communities are best served by and for us; that’s why community outreach, engagement, and leadership development is central to our mission of community care and mutual aid. Lastly, we commit to increasing access to culturally responsive care beyond our walls through provider training and education, and policy advocacy.

Lyon-Martin Health Services is an integrated health center offering medical, gynecological, mental health, psychiatry, and substance use disorder treatment within a harm reduction and trauma-informed model of care. The clinic focuses on under-served safety net populations via healthcare teams in an integrated care setting. Psychiatry is a key service to support the spectrum of client centered care.

The Psychiatrist is primarily responsible for the provision of psychiatric care, medication management and intervention services to Lyon-Martin clients in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.  The Psychiatrist will also be an active member of and provide support for the integrated healthcare team. The Psychiatrist may also provide supervision to fellows, residents, and students as appropriate, as well as consultative support to providers as needed, including training. Services may be provided in person or via telehealth visit. May be requested to work evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities: Evaluates and analyzes patient data, tests, or findings to diagnose the nature and extent of any mental condition.  Prescribes, directs, and administers psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral conditions.  Gathers and maintains patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, support people and other care team.  Designs individualized care plans for patients. Collaborates with medical providers, psychologists, social workers and other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.  Practices using evidence-based practices. Researches literature to constantly evolve clinical practice. Thinks critically to provide innovative interventions for those resistant to past treatment attempts. They are also responsible to uphold and imbue in others a commitment to addressing racism, and gender and sexual discrimination within the organization and our clinical practice. May provide services via telehealth visit.

Supervision Responsibilities: Acts as lead to integrated healthcare team. Provides consultation to mental health team, nursing staff, medical residents and students, attends staff meetings. Assists Mental Health Director in developing and implementing teaching curriculum for staff, residents, and students as assigned.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive care, within the scope of credentialed privileges, to Lyon-Martin clients, documenting care promptly and following charting protocols and applicable CA state licensing requirements; ensure appropriate follow-up for all aspects of ordered care (e.g., specialty referrals, laboratory results, radiology reports, etc.).
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Develop a continuity panel of clients (maintains schedule of 3 1 hour client appointments per 4 hour session).
  • Complete patient sessions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognosis, documenting care within 72 business hours per policy and following charting protocols and applicable CA state licensing requirements
  • Ensure appropriate follow-up for all aspects of ordered care (e.g., specialty referrals, laboratory results, radiology reports, etc.).
  • Maintain current productivity standards as assigned by supervisor through appropriate scheduling and monitoring of no-show rate.
  • Maintain familiarity with the standardized procedures as agreed to by the Mental Health Director and utilize them to guide care.
  • Participates as a member of the Integrated Care model.  Participates in the clinic performance improvement program. Participates in collaborative care and staff meetings as required. 
  • Provide clinical leadership to support staff, including medical assistants, care coordinators, front office staff and receptionists.
  • Work collaboratively with mental health and medical staff to facilitate integration between primary care and mental health to improve patient outcomes.
  • Meet benchmarks for quality indicators as noted in the annual quality management plan.
  • Along with colleagues, assist in continuous quality improvement through on-going needs assessment and problem solving.
  • Maintain availability for various administrative/clinical duties.  Such duties may include case presentations; in-service training to staff; supervision of students, interns, residents.
  • Obtain and maintain license, DEA registration and BCLS/CPR certification.
  • Complete all mandatory trainings on an annual basis.
  • Comply with all aspects of Lyon-Martin Policies and Procedures applicable as well as all agreements with insurers and other entities that contain provisions applicable to or affecting the duties and responsibilities of staff; and all applicable statutes, regulations, governmental agency guidelines, and non-governmental oversight body requirements that place requirements on Lyon-Martin.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience Required: 

  • M.D. or D. O. degree from an accredited United States medical school.
  • Successful completion of internship and residency in psychiatry with experience managing patients with substance use disorder/addiction. 
  • Experience using harm reduction and trauma-informed care models within psychiatry practice.
  • Experience working with lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex clients.
  • Experience working with populations with varying lifestyles, disabilities, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and economic statuses.
  • Experience working with clients who do sex work, those experiencing homelessness, people who have challenges with mentally illness and/or using substances, those of with a history of incarceration, people of varying ages.

Required Certification/Licensure:  

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry.
  • Valid and active California medical license, without any limitations on license to practice in specialty.
  • Eligible to participate in the CMS Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement programs.
  • Valid and active DEA license with X waiver to prescribe buprenorphine; if does not have X waiver must obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Current BLS/ACLS certificate or recertification within 2 months of hire.

Transgender, LGBQ Women, BIPOC, and people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities encouraged to apply. 

Compensation: $220,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
City: San Francisco, CA
Hours/wk: 4-8

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