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Psychiatrist - Part time - Remote

Company: Landmark Health
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference in healthcare? 


Landmark Health was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are frail, elderly and ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system.


Because many of our patients are frail and elderly, we deliver care primarily in the comfort of their home. Our Program is also offered to eligible patients at no incremental financial cost to them. We are not a fee-for-service practice; we benefit economically only if we deliver high-quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. As a result, our clinical teams can spend quality-time caring for a smaller number of patients, giving all patients the space, respect, compassion and care they deserve.


At Landmark, our interdisciplinary teams collaboratively manage our complex patient panels. These teams are led by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, with supporting care provided by RN Nurse Care Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Behavioral Health and other employed team members.

 

The psychiatrist provides medical / behavioral health care and management to members served by Landmark Health. Works with the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Regional Medical Director, Director of Health Services, Health Plan representatives, and UM staff in the development and/or implementation of medical and behavioral health management policy, clinical protocols, utilization management guidelines, and quality management programs. Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of members; this position collaborates with existing PCPs and / or behavioral health providers if present, the Landmark multi-disciplinary team, the health plan Medical Director and behavioral health department, health professionals, to develop members’ goals of care in all phases of longitudinal delivery.


• Functions as the day to day behavioral health clinical leader of the multi-disciplinary team, providing decision support to team members providing care in the home to Landmark patients
• In situations where there is no existing behavioral health provider for the patient, the Landmark Physician will assume responsibility as behavioral health provider to drive care and continuity for this patient
• In situations where there is an existing behavioral health provider for the patient, the Landmark Physician helps to co-manage the patient with the behavioral health provider and functions as their extension into the home – the behavioral health providers’ eye and ears in the home
• Assess patients’ needs in their place of residence, including:

o Medical / Behavioral
o Social
o Psychological
o Financial
o Caregiver support
o Environmental safety

• Provide 24/7 behavioral health coverage for assigned and covered patients (this can be as part of a call schedule).
• Develop and update care plans and documentation of clinical encounters in the electronic medical record as per Landmark’s Medical Records Policies.
• Provide same-day clinical assessment and treatment for pre-crisis intervention.
• Participates in management meetings that include, but may not be limited to:

o Weekly case conference reviews
o Monthly staff meetings
o Schedule Joint Operating Committee meetings
o Quarterly Quality Improvement Committee meetings
o Continuing education/journal club programs

• Performs an initial behavioral health assessment on all newly assigned members and at least annually thereafter. Develops a member management care plan upon enrollment and updates it as needed when changes in condition warrant or following hospitalization. Meets with members and/or their legal representatives to review newly developed or modified care plans; involves the PCP and/or behavioral health provider in these meetings.
• Calls and communicates directly with patient’s PCP d/or behavioral health provider in real time to discuss any changes of condition and potential medication changes. Plans will be collaboratively decided on with PCP and/or behavioral health provider, but if unable to reach and emergent situation, provider will render appropriate services and communicate changes at first available opportunity.
• Completes follow-up and post-hospital assessments according to documented standard operating procedure.
• Prescribes appropriate diagnostics and interventions to avoid unnecessary transfers/acute admissions.
• Consults with hospital physicians following notification of member transfer.
• Collaborates with UM staff and PCPs/behavioral health providers/facility staff to enable medical necessity determinations for requested services.
• Educates patients and/or their legal representatives in disease processes affecting patients and ways to manage them effectively, as well as to promote wellness.
• Addresses and documents advanced care planning and advanced directive wishes on initial visit and at least annually thereafter
• Implements HEDIS measure campaigns and other quality initiatives as directed by Chief Behavioral Health Officer or Regional Medical Director to ensure the highest standards of care and to promote the improvement of care management and delivery.
• Routine caseload during business hours and scheduled on call after hours / weekends with possibility of home visits for crisis interventions.
• Keeps current on relevant medical, behavioral research, technology, and related issues by attending continuing education courses, professional meetings and completing journal reviews.
• Demonstrate appropriate medical judgment and appropriate use of resources with regards to care plans, diagnostic testing and referrals.
• Develop strong patient-doctor and caretaker/family-doctor relationships so as to improve patient adherence with care plan.
• Work with the NCM to ensure care plan is meeting the clinical and psycho-social needs of the patient.
• Provide timely, evidence-based and appropriate patient care at all times.
• Complete and sign all documentation (including from vendors) within required timeframes.
• Maintain high levels of patient and family satisfaction.
• Arrange for transfers and placements to appropriate levels of care.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Board Certified in Psychiatry, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Geriatrics sub-specialty preferred [Board Eligible for up to one year if new grad]
• Ability to meet all Landmark Health Credentialing Requirements
• Extensive experience in providing psychiatric care to a wide range of patients including geriatrics.
• Familiarity with Medicare Guidelines
• Familiarity with HCC and ICD-10 codes as related to billing practices.
• Driver’s license without restrictions and with a good driving record.
• Malpractice profile meets Landmark Health’s risk guidelines.
• Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience, home-based care desired.
• Knowledge of applicable clinical standards of care.
• Awareness about UM standards, NCQA requirements, CMS guidelines, Milliman guidelines, and Medicaid/Medicare contracts and benefit systems is helpful.

Access to reliable transportation to conduct patient visits required; if you are driving a vehicle, you must comply with all the terms of the Landmark Motor Vehicle Safety policy.



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• Medical Doctorate or Doctorate of Osteopathy required
• Board Certified in Psychiatry, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Geriatrics sub-specialty preferred
• Current, valid, non-sanctioned, non-restricted license to practice medicine in the state
• Current DEA certification

• Must be board certified at the time of hire or able to obtain board certification during the eligible timeframe (5 years following completion of residency or other training)

 

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Landmark Health will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance. 

 

In order to work with potentially vulnerable patient populations and to keep employees healthy while caring for patients, all patient-facing employees of Landmark must provide evidence of the following required immunizations/vaccinations as a condition of employment: TB, MMR, Tdap, and Influenza. Declinations may be accommodated based on your medical history, an allergy or religious beliefs. Please immediately contact HR if you wish to apply for an exemption from our vaccination requirements so that we may determine if you qualify for an accommodation.

 

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Landmark Health will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

 

 


We are now part of Optum and the United Health Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

 

As part of our hiring process, upon accepting an offer, candidates will be required to complete a 9-panel drug test. Due to our partnership with the Medicare Advantage program, our drug testing policies are consistent with Federal law.

 

Please be aware that Landmark Health does not solicit money or offer payment for job applications, nor do we ask candidates to email or submit any personal information over unsecured channels.

 

Landmark Health requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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