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State of Massachusetts Psychiatrist (20 hours) in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced Psychiatrists (20 hours) to assist in the care and treatment of individuals in the RAP program. The selected candidate will conduct biopsychosocial assessments, reviews and orders psychopharmacological intervention for individuals while providing clinical leadership to staff. The Psychiatrist Specialist provides consultation to the court, probation, as well as to community providers who are involved with RAP who are committed for treatment under section 35 of MGL Chapter 123 but are involved with other agencies - mental health agencies, Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Youth Services (DYS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), schools, residential programs, probation, parole etc., primarily for the purpose of providing education, outreach as well as clinical assessment and evaluation regarding mental status and/or dispositional questions. Consultation may involve direct client contact and assessment. Work Schedule: Part time, 20 hours per week, Monday - Friday hours negotiable Sunday and Saturday as days off. This salary reflect Board Certification /Candidates Please Note://We are eager to announce the expansion of RAP over the next 2-3 months with the anticipation of onboarding approximately 100 clinical, non-clinical, facility and other program related staff beginning March/April 2021 with continued hiring through August /September 2021. Your understanding is greatly appreciated as we review all applications and begin stages of interviews. / _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Conducts statutorily required risk assessments on individuals with substance use disorders, mental illness and others who are committed under section 35 of MGL Chapter 123, in consultation and collaboration with treatment teams. * Provides clinical leadership and interface with correctional systems and other clinical programs for individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders. * Consults with psychiatric staff and other stakeholders on complex or unique cases. * Functions as the senior level subject matter expert with DMH Forensic Services in the causes and treatments of substance use disorders and those with co-occurring mental health disorders. * Completes data collection forms and maintains accurate statistics on work product, clinical treatment assessment and consultation activity as required by DMH Forensic Services. * Performs additional clinical assessments such as need for Probate Guardianship, Rogers Guardianship or other medication and treatment related consultation as needed. * Provides support and oversight as assigned regarding psychiatric trainees and review/approval of necessary documentation of psychiatric training rotations within forensic services. * Participates in policy development, forensic education, and training activities. * Mentors and supervises mental health professional trainees as assigned. * Attends all departmental meetings and assigned RAP workgroups. _Requirements:_ * Proven experience and ability to treat substance use disorders from detoxification through long-term treatment. * Skilled in the treatment of individuals with substance use challenges who also have co-occurring mental illness and trauma histories. * Knowledge of community resources as they relate to implementing case disposition plans for persons before the court on civil and criminal matters and involved with human service or public safety agencies. * Familiarity with human service agencies and the criminal justice systems in Massachusetts. * Considerable knowledge of types and symptoms of mental, emotional and substance use disorders including varying levels of distress and dysfunction and to analyze psychological data, draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to participate collaboratively on committees, work with team in grant-writing and other related activities as requested. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Current working knowledge of developments, trends, policies, and procedures in the generic substance use treatment system and mental health systems and in the provision of substance use services to persons involved in the civil and criminal justice system. * Understanding of psychiatric conditions and the treatment of psychiatric conditions. * Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team and with other clinicians. * Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general medicine; and of principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans. * Ability to recognize medical conditions and refer for appropriate care. * Skilled in conductingbiopsychosocial assessmentsand prescribing mental health medications. * Thoroughness, independence and excellent written and oral communication skills. * Competence in maintaining accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner. * Ability to participate in annual training as well as any other required specific training in order to assure up to date skills and knowledge in required areas. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):_ The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance use treatment for up to 90 days (“Section 35 commitment”). The program model will provide acute detoxification and early clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP provides administrative, medical, clinical and non-clinical services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and recovery oriented treatment. _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 508-977-3120 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least three years of residency training in a recognized program in general psychiatry AND at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field of psychiatry. OR SUBSTITUTION: One year of residency training in a specialized area of psychiatry such as psychopharmacology, psychneurology, etc. may be substituted for the third year of residency training in general psychiatry AND the three years of professional experience in the field of psychiatry. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Current and valid registration as a physician under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Psychiatrist (20 hours) Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 2100055X