Central Health

Physician - Psychiatrist

Req No.
CommUnityCare Health Centers
Care Connections
3706 South 1st Street
Regular Full-Time
Shift Days
Monday through Friday
Shift Hours
Additional Location
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH)
Additional Location
Southeast Health and Wellness Center


In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments the Psychiatrist is responsible for providing direct and appropriate mental health care to adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders (substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and medical illness) within the CommUnityCare system. As a member of the clinical team, psychiatrists provide direct care to referred patients via face-to-face visits or telehealth, which includes video visits. The psychiatrist may be asked to supervise advanced practice providers working in mental health in accordance with Texas Medical Board regulation and CommUnityCare Policy.


Essential Duties (at least 5 that are non‐negotiable duties and are absolutely pertinent to successfully completing the job without

 Ensure optimal patient care that follows federal, state and local requirements. Perform comprehensive mental health assessment of patients.
 Order or execute various tests to provide information on patient’s condition as appropriate.
 Diagnose and treat mental health disorders as appropriate based on patient’s medical history and results of mental health assessment and refer patients to specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
 Prescribe medications and therapies for treatment and preventive care.
 Instruct patients and their families regarding treatment, self‐management, and follow‐up visits.
 Coordinates with primary care service lines and multidisciplinary team members to establish and maintain information, consultation and referral systems for the treatment of patients.
 Respond to inquiries from staff and patients regarding preventive health and treatments.
 Compile and record patient medical data including health history, treatment plans, and results of mental health assessment, etc. in electronic medical record.
 Report required information including deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.
 Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.
 Demonstrated expertise in relevant medical practices, protocol, trends and best practices in mental healthcare.
 Demonstrated knowledge and success in effecting overall clinical operations.
 Develops partnerships to ensure delivery of care consistent with their scope of practice/licensure/certification and that delivery of all programs/services conforms to regulatory requirements and evidencebased practices.
 Monitors metrics to ensure services meet and/or exceed quality, access, patient/staff safety and efficiency targets and goals.
 Coordinates with primary care service lines to establish and maintain information, consultation and referral systems.
 Proficiency in the use of a computer, software packages, and office machines.
 Work within the scope of credentialing privileges.
 Perform other duties as assigned.


 High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
 Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
 High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
 Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned.
 High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
 Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
 Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
 Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Ability to implement, and evaluate operational and administrative processes.
 Experience/knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation process and requirements, as well as all federal,
state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.
 Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in a patient‐centered medical home (PCMH) environment.
 Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.


• Directly affect improvements in patient well‐being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of relevant, high quality medical care.
• Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
• Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co‐workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
• Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
• Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient‐centered care.
• Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times.
• Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall
mission and values of the organization.
• Complete all mandatory training and maintain appropriate credentials/licensure.
People Management/Department Management/Business Unit Management:
In addition to the Psychiatrist position responsibilities and duties, team members acting in the capacity of the
following positions will be responsible for additional assignments. These roles are assignments, not permanent,
regular positions.
Clinic Lead:
• Assumes full responsibility for patients receiving care within the designated health centers.
• Works in tandem with the Health Center’s practice and nursing leaders to ensure a collaborative team oriented
• Leads and motivates the medical providers under his/her supervision; uses effective medical and people performance
management processes.
• Supports, leads and models the vision, mission and values of CUC.
• Serves as the champion for initiatives that impact the operations of CUC and the quality of patient care.
• Performs objective annual evaluations of all direct reports with input from the site leadership team.


M.D. or D.O. in Psychiatry from an accredited educational institution.


Unrestricted licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
Board Certification in Psychiatry or passage of Board Certification examination within two (2) years of employment.
Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) through American Heart Association

Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association.


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