Staff Psychiatrist

Salary: Based on Experience

Job Description: Consider this exciting opportunity with the KC CARE Health Center to contribute to the development and growth of an emerging Behavioral Health program. KC CARE is seeking a licensed Psychiatrist to provide patient care, collaborative practice supervision of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and influence in the development of program policies and procedures pertaining to medication based treatment of behavioral health conditions. Key to these contributions will be the development of a Medication Assisted Treatment program. KC CARE is dedicated to serving those most marginalized in the KC Metro area and surrounding communities, through the delivery of care that is patient centered, accessible, and based on best practice treatment models promoted by HRSA and the Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA). The organization has had a Behavioral Health Program for decades, going back to its origins as a free health clinic. In recent years there has been a great deal of growth within the Health Center, and the Behavioral Health Program has mirrored this growth. The person filling this role will partner with the Behavioral Health Director and Chief Officers to guide the direction and growth of existing and emerging services, and will coordinate care within a behavioral health team including Therapists, Behavioral Health Consultants, and Case Managers. Consistent with the MPCA model, this practitioner will work within the larger care team of The Health Center, to implement and help coordinate care that addresses the whole person through an integrative, patient centered approach.

Location: Kansas City, MO


Requirements:  Minimum Requirements:
• Must have and be able to maintain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Missouri
• Must be able to maintain participating status with Medicare and Medicaid program and not have been excluded from participation in any federally-funded health care program, including Medicare or Medicaid
• Must be able to maintain an unrestricted federal DEA number and applicable state drug permits
• Must obtain a waiver to provide Medication Assisted Treatment of Substance Use Disorders including Opioid Use Disorder
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral
• Proof of completion of Mandatory abuse reporter training specific to population within three months of hire
• Must be certified in BLS no later than three months after hire

Essential Functions:
Assesses, cares for and treats adults with psychiatric health conditions.
• Consults with Primary Care staff by providing psychiatry education to staff and providers. In addition, this position will work with primary care providers in carrying out recommended treatment plans and protocols when prescribing psychiatric medications.
• Appropriately manages patient care and health status after initiating a treatment/preventive plan. Monitors and adjusts as warranted.
• Performs appropriate medical procedures within scope of practice as defined by credentialing and privileging processes.
• Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards and actively participate in clinical quality improvement initiatives.
• Refers patients requiring medical care to other physicians.
• Keeps current with clinic standards of care including complying with mandatory education, completing CME requirements as required by federal and state regulations, etc.
• Seeks consultation and advice by providing adequate information to consulting physicians and communicates requests effectively, and responds to such requests from the referral source in a courteous, professional, and timely manner.
• Documents according to established guidelines to facilitate ongoing quality of care in a timely manner.
• Delegate direct and indirect patient care activities to appropriate personnel.
• Supports appropriate billing for professional service through timely documentation and maintaining adequate knowledge of billing policies and procedures.
• Participates in community relations as appropriate including community education and other professional activities to promote the psychiatric practice.
• Participates in the training, orientation, and evaluation of support staff.
• Regularly attends and actively participates in staff meetings.
• Demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect for all patients, their families, guests, and representatives of other organizations as well as fellow employees, volunteers, and medical staff.
• Maintains patient confidentiality and abides by all federal and state regulations in practice and billing
• Demonstrates responsibility for individual performance and efficient utilization of practice resources.
• Maintains appropriate aseptic technique for preparation, procedures and medications administered.
• Teaches residents, medical and behavioral health students, mid-level and allied health professionals.
• Performs clinical practice in adherence to evidence based practice and research.

• Adaptability to accept responsibility for the medical direction, and control of the medical care provided.
• Demonstrates empathy and effective listening skills
• Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and families and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a health care environment.
• Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
• Ability to attend to the needs or request of people, beyond giving or receiving instructions.
• Ability to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint.
• Ability to adapt to situations requiring precise attainment of set limits/standards.

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: