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AmeriCare Services offers several categories of psychiatry opportunities. They include:

 

Chief Medical Officer

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience in the administration of a major clinical services program in the psychiatric or medical care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, in a psychiatric hospital, community psychiatric program, forensic treatment center or similar setting; and certification in psychiatry or other recognized medical specialty by the American Medical Board or American Osteopathic Board; or three years of experience in the supervision of licensed physicians in a major clinical services program in the psychiatric or medical care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, in a psychiatric hospital, community psychiatric program, forensic treatment center or similar setting; and certification in psychiatry or other recognized medical specialty by the American Medical Board or American Osteopathic Board. Possession of a current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued by the State Board of Medicine or the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Role Description

This is professional medical and administrative work in the field of clinical services in a state mental hospital or in a forensic treatment center at a state correctional institution. A resource is responsible for the administration and coordination of hospital psychiatric and medical services, and provides direction and consultation on clinical matters to nursing and other services. Work includes participation in the formulation of treatment and administrative procedures for clinical services and insuring their coordination with the social and rehabilitative programs of the hospital or forensic treatment center. Resources maintain standards of professional services and participate in the recruitment and selection of principal clinical services staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the hospital superintendent or deputy superintendent for forensic services and is reviewed for conformance to broad departmental and hospital or institutional policies and established procedures through conferences, reports, and evaluation of results.

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Psychiatrist

Minimum Qualifications

Be board certified in Adult, Adolescent and/or Child psychiatry as requested for position. Possess an active Pennsylvania medical license. Be in active clinical practice in the area in which the Resource is board certified at least sixteen (16) hours per month. Demonstrate an understanding of utilization review processes. Possess basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.

Role Description

Resource in this position will serve as a physician reviewer for the Department of Public Welfare. Resource will provide utilization and quality reviews of services for the Department. Resource will conduct prospective, concurrent and retrospective review of any assigned adolescent and adult inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and drug and alcohol cases covered by the Department including, but not limited to: inpatient admissions; outpatient treatment services; home health services; medical supplies; and/or diagnostic studies or procedures. Resource shall be responsible for making determinations regarding the medical necessity, place of service, appropriateness, compensability, and/or quality of care of services prescribed for and provided to Medicaid recipients. It will be the Resource’s responsibility to review all requests thoroughly and make a qualified determination in accordance with Medical Assistance regulations and criteria. Depending on the type of case reviewed, Resource will be required to compile case findings, prepare summaries of case findings; make recommendations for case disposition, identify program violations; prepare appealed cases for hearings; and/or be available to testify at administrative hearings for cases under appeal. The Resource will submit the above information to the Department using formats specified by each individual Bureau.

Resource, when requested, will assist in the development of in-house training programs, medically necessary criteria, and quality of care indicators. Resource may be asked to help the Department in determining if any changes should be made to criteria or regulations to better serve their clients.

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Chief of Psychiatry

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience in psychiatry, including one year in a supervisory, administrative, or consultative capacity; and completion of a residency or training program in psychiatry which meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Possession of a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure, or the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

Role Description

This is professional work in the management of the total psychiatric services at a state facility. A resource has facility wide responsibility for the planning, management, coordination, evaluation and integration of psychiatric services to further comprehensive patient treatment. The resource may develop policies and procedures regulating the conduct of all psychiatric services, continuously evaluating their effectiveness and promoting staff improvement. Supervision is normally exercised over subordinate psychiatrists, physicians, and/or resident physicians in the implementation of facility wide psychiatric services.

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