Job Details

Psychiatrist/MD/ACT Team Member

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
Full Time

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB) is a comprehensive integrated behavioral health care organization serving adults and children throughout Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. GCB is on the cutting edge of advances in treatment of mental illness and has won national recognition for the implementation of evidence-based services. We are seeking a Board Certified Psychiatrist to be a member of our new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team for adults in Amelia Ohio.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. ACT teams serve individuals with the most serious forms of mental illness, predominantly but not exclusively the schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Many have histories of substance abuse, victimization and trauma, psychiatric hospitalization, arrests and incarceration, and homelessness. The symptoms and complications of their mental illnesses have led to serious functioning difficulties in several areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness. As a member of the ACT team, the psychiatrist is available to all staff, participants and families to offer information and training on the course of illness and treatment, treatment options, primary effects and side effects of medications and other medical complications. The psychiatrist collaborates with other medical providers regarding the participant; including when hospitalized in medical and acute settings. The psychiatrist reviews the participant’s psychiatric and medical needs and either directly or through team members, offers and encourages the participant to utilize available services at the level the participant is willing to accept. The psychiatrist participates in daily team meetings, Individual Treatment Team planning meetings, and family meetings.

Position Description:

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation and ongoing psychiatric care of ACT clients by performing mental status examination, diagnostic assessments, supportive therapy, and pharmacological management.
  • Meets daily with the ACT team to review and direct staffs’ response to participant psychiatric or medical emergencies, emerging problems and ongoing treatment
  • Provides input, reviews and signs the Individual Service Plan
  • Provides information and education to staff, families and participants on the course of illness and treatment
  • Assesses the participant for benefits of medication intervention and provides medication monitoring and assessment.
  • Provides accurate, timely documentation of assessment and care provided to GCB clients.
  • Completes emergency psychiatric evaluations of ACT participants; as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Must be flexible, creative and adaptive in handling changing priorities
  • Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative manner with
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and time management skills
  • MD or DO degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in the US
  • Have a valid DEA number

Contact Details

Claire McCandless
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services