Psychiatric Services Coordinator
The Village Family Services
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Post Date: Mar 30, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - California - North Hollywood
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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Psychiatric Services Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of medication care plans and integration of service providers for clients. This person coordinates services between a multidisciplinary team to ensure necessary psychiatric services are delivered in adherence with the treatment plan, state licensing guidelines, court orders, professional medical and mental health standards and agency policies and rules, such as home care and psychiatrist’s orders. Services may be office-based, via telehealth or in the field as needed and as appropriate for clients receiving support services. Additional support may include, but is not limited to, the following: screening/triaging initial referrals, initial mental health assessment, assisting psychiatrists with scheduling appointments, acting as a liaison between pharmacies, psychiatrist and clients, case management assessment, creating targeted goals/objectives, providing medication education services, providing referrals, reporting patients’ progress and needs, making recommendations to the clinical team, and coordinating linkage to resources. This position may hold a small caseload of mental health clients and/or supervisor para-professional staff.
All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure adherence to core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency.
1. Respond promptly to initial referrals; conduct screenings/triage, track/log and manage medication client status
2. Create and manage skeleton physical charts for psychiatrist, track documentation timelines, prep all agency and court documentation regarding medication authorization for psychiatry appointments; complete and submit to appropriate entities
3. Schedule psychiatrists’ appointments and follow-ups, maintain appointment calendar, coordinate reminder calls, enter/scan/upload appropriate information into EHRS; email weekly appointment schedule to therapists/supervisors; track no-shows/cancellations
4. Assist psychiatrist in the medication appointment session
5. Liaison between psychiatrist, pharmacy, court, primary care, agency programs, etc. by facilitating optimal communication between all parties; obtain/complete documentation
6. Consult with team members and take necessary steps to address mental health, social, emotional, and medication needs of client by bridging communication between team members, psychiatrist, client, and family involved in treatment
7. Complete lab request forms as needed in a timely manner
8. As needed and appropriate, provide biopsychosocial assessment, individual, family, and group therapy using evidence-based psychotherapy interventions
9. Input documentation into EHRS with a quality of documentation that meets or exceeds The Village Family Services, county, state and federal standards
10. Coordinate activities with intra-and inter-agencies (DCFS, DMH, schools, and other community providers as needed) to provide enhanced mental health services for clients
11. Collaborate with the agency’s treatment team to support coordination and continuum of integrated care between all professional and community agencies

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1.MA/MS in child development, social science, or related field required OR
Vocational Nursing license
2. Minimum 1 year's prior experience with DMH documentation preferred
3. Bilingual (Spanish/English) required
4. Valid California driver’s license and state required registration and insurance
5. CPR & First Aid Certified
6. Excellent assessment, triage, and crisis management skills
7. Experience with EHRS
8. Basic computer skills, Microsoft Suite and In