San Jose, CA
Mental Health Services – Clinical Services Team /
Contract /
Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Are you currently seeking fulfillment in your professional life?

Hope Services is Silicon Valley’s leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. We seek candidates who share our inspirations & aspirations. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at all levels..
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*Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000 per month commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Summary/Duties:
Performs needed psychiatric assessments, and provides ongoing medication management services for referred developmentally disabled patients with mental health disorders. Be eligible for MediCal/Medicare certification. Authorized to prescribe controlled substances.

Principle Responsibilities:
The following are the essential functions of the position.  Contracted doctors are responsible for carrying out these functions:
·        Assumes psychiatric assessments/evaluations and mental status examinations (MSE’s) of patients/clients, and providing diagnosis according to the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) approved by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
·        Use Hope’s current electronic health record system and follow Santa Clara County Psychiatric Medical Guidelines. Interface closely with medical director, nurses, clinicians and case managers for a client-centered approach to mental health care...
·        Obtains and reviews data, including laboratory and other diagnostic procedures or consultations pertinent to the evaluation and treatment of patients/clients
·        Provides detailed written reports of assessments/evaluations, MSEs, diagnoses and summaries of treatment provided, and completes all medical records as required.
·        Provides specialized input in the development and implementation of individualized mental health treatment planning for assigned patients/clients, including diagnosis in collaboration with the clinical staff.
·        Provides psychiatric services in outpatient clinics (via telehealth, and/or in the office)
·        Provides consultation, review, and peer guidance for other psychiatrists or therapists in the evaluation and treatment of patients.
·        Consults with the medical director or  clinic Director about policies and issues relating to the evaluation and treatment of mental health patients/clients as necessary.
·        Participates in quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement programs and activities when needed.
·        Provides expert advice and counseling for client families and care givers regarding patient/client issues, problems and course of treatment, presenting information about mental health diagnoses, intellectual disabilities and how the two intersect.  .
·        Prepares legal and other court-related documents, written reports, when deemed necessary and appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be Board Certified or eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and neurology in adult and/or child psychiatry.
Reports To:   Director
Supervisory Responsibility:  As Assigned
Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.     Ability to perform specialized psychiatric/medical services in general psychiatry, evaluate and prescribe medication, (including controlled substances) and other treatments
2.     Provide qualified reimbursable services under guidelines of Medicare, Medi-Cal, Regional Centers, and County Mental Health and other funding sources
3.     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/clients, staff and others.
4.     A belief that all people are valued members of the community.
5.     An understanding of the principles of normalization and commitment to community integration.
6.     Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the team.
7.     Excellent communication and documentation skills, including use of computerized word program and database.
8.     Ability to be flexible with scheduling and work in a consumer driven environment
9.     Strong interpersonal skills.  Ability to work with a diverse population.
Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements:
A clinical office environment working closely with others as part of interdisciplinary team as well as with persons served, sitting for periods of time in meetings and use of office environment; produce work on computers/office equipment.
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Hope Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees not regardless of, but with consideration and appreciation for race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status.