Essential Job Functions:
• Typically sees the individuals at least monthly for the assessment and treatment of the individual's symptoms and response to medication including side effects. Frequency will vary for each individual, with the vast majority seen within 4 to 6 weeks of last appointment, with many of the contacts being in the community.
• Collaborates with the team leader in sharing overall clinical responsibility for monitoring individuals
• Provides treatment and clinical supervision to the team collaboratively with the Team Lead.
• Actively collaborates with nurses to develop and implement medication administration policies Procedures as well as oversee the medical care of beneficiaries that include regular screenings for medical conditions and assessment of wellness and health management.
• Educates non-medical team members on psychiatric & non-psychiatric medications, their side effects, & health-related conditions; provides diagnostic and medication education to beneficiary, with medication decisions based on shared-decision making.
• Regularly participates in daily team meetings and treatment planning meetings; attends daily team meetings in proportion to time allocated on team.
• Provides brief therapy (formal or informal).
• Provides psychiatric back-up to the program after-hours and weekends. (Note: may be on a rotating basis as long as other psychiatric care providers who share on-call have access to individual's current status and medical records/current medications).
• Works with the ACT team leader to monitor each individual's clinical status and response to treatment.
• Provides psychopharmacologic management of patients
• With the assistance of nursing and other members of the team, consults and collaborates with primary care providers to address general medical needs
• Meets the critical standards as outlined in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.
• Provides assistance to the ACT team staff in the delivery of services in accordance to best practice standards as set forth by the appropriate agents listed above
• Assists in training new employees
• Completes required training within prescribed timeframes
• Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training
• Other duties as assigned