On-Call Psychiatrist

CSO is looking for a Psychiatrist to provide on-call services by phone for our Emergency Services programs.

The On-Call Psychiatrist will provide diagnostic and evaluation supervision services as well as ongoing medication monitoring and treatment for the consumers of the Crisis Services Program (including Respite.) They will work closely with program staff to coordinate care and provide consultation.

Responsibilities

  • Provide diagnostic and evaluation support for consumers.
  • Provide medical and psychiatric consultations to staff.
  • Collaborate with and provide supervision for program staff holding an MSN degree, in order to provide comprehensive, flexible medication services to consumers.
  • Provide psychiatric coverage in an on-call capacity, as scheduled within one hour of receiving contact call.
  • Ability to respond telephonically in 15 minutes to provide support to Crisis and Respite clinicians. 
  • Provide diagnostic and evaluation support for consumers.
  • Calls are typically brief regarding possible section 12's or consults regarding emergency department patients.
  • Coverage is after regular hours and weekends.
  • Typical shift is one week per month or every other month. 
  • For applicants who need it, we can train and provide clinical support during orientation period. 

Qualifications

Board certification in psychiatry, valid Massachusetts license to practice medicine, and experience working with long-term, seriously mentally ill individuals required.  Computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, electronic health record and word processing software.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)

Benefits

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance, paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays), a 403(b) retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also partner with a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and offer personal cell phone plan discounts.

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.