Consulting Psychiatrist

Job Summary:

The Consulting Psychiatrist is responsible for providing clinically and culturally competent outpatient mental health services in a medical setting through the format of consultation liaison. S/he is responsible for diagnoses and treatment of Lyon Martin patients in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner, and for making appropriate internal and external referrals. S/he is expected to maintain a high degree of professional competence and the highest possible ethical standards, and to function as part of a care-giving team. S/he is also responsible to uphold and imbue in others a commitment to addressing racism, and gender and sexual discrimination within the organization and our clinical practice.

Key Responsibilities:

Client/Patient Care
The Psychiatrist demonstrates Client/Patient Care through maintaining the ability to evaluate, diagnose and manage mental illness and prescribe appropriate medications, as necessary, within individual client sessions; provide consultant report to referring medical or mental health provider regarding treatment plan for all patients seen for psychiatric assessment; act as collaborating physician / clinical supervisor for psychiatric nurse practitioners at Lyon-Martin Health Services; successfully de-escalate clients in psychiatric or emotional management emergencies; utilize appropriate referral and collateral sources to best support each client; maintain no-show record below 10%; meet benchmarks for all contract and grant deliverables; demonstrate ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information; demonstrate commitment to mission of the organization, queer health, and community-oriented primary care; seek training opportunities to improve skills which support the mission; attend continuing education programs, at the request or with the approval of supervisor, demonstrating participation in 36 credits of continuing education every 2 years; maintain professional licensure.

The Psychiatrist demonstrates Professionalism through maintaining the ability to adhere to company dress code and maintain professional appearance; complete mandatory trainings within deadlines; incorporate constructive feedback into behavior change; and maintain availability for various administrative/clinical duties as requested by supervisor. (Such duties may include case presentations; in-service training to staff; attend professional conferences; supervision of students and interns; leadership/consultation to committees; attendance/speaking at fundraising/community events, etc.)

And, other duties as assigned.

Education & Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Board Certified/Eligible in Psychiatry
  • Current California State License and Registration
  • DEA Controlled Substances Registration Certificate


  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency
  • Supervisory experience
  • Current BCLS/CPR certification
  • Experience working in a medical setting
  • Experience working with homeless, HIV+, and substance using patients
  • Experience working with populations with varying lifestyles, ages, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and economic status
  • Experience working with lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients

Background Clearance

  • Must not be on active parole or probation


  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Outlook and internet applications


  • Proficiency with E-Clinical Works (ECW)

Skills and Abilities

  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, including some evening work
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Action oriented
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities
  • Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
  • Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities
  • Able to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data

Status: Part-time
Salary: $110-$120 per hour, plus HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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