Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (Formerly Family Service Agency of San Francisco) has a 129-year history of innovation in services for vulnerable children, families, and adults. With nearly 300 employees, Felton Institute offers a dynamic, challenging, and supportive work environment. Our mission is to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, and the elderly and individuals who are disabled, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.
Felton’s Senior Division offers specialized, multidisciplinary geriatric mental health services and other aging-related social services to a diverse senior population. Our comprehensive mental health services include medication assessment and management, care management, individual and group therapy, community integration, peer case aides, specialized outreach in the community, and drop in centers. Geriatric Outpatient Services is based at 1500 Franklin and Geriatric Services West is based at 6221 Geary Blvd. Both programs offer services in their clinics, as well as in the community citywide. The clinics specialize in culturally appropriate services for monolingual Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish speaking clients. Each team operates as a multi-disciplinary team providing for crisis intervention, evaluation, clinical case management and medication management. For frail and homebound seniors, services are provided in the home.
The Psychiatrist works in collaboration with the Division Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners exercising medical responsibilities for psychiatric evaluation, medication assessment, prescribing psychotropic medications when indicated and medication monitoring. The Psychiatrist assists with crises interventions, including 5150 evaluations, as needed; orders diagnostic tests, and communicates medical issues with Primary Health Care provider. The Psychiatrist maintains client caseload and clinical records in accordance with mandated standards, consults and provides on-going education to non-medical staff in psychopharmacology and medical aspects of patient care. This position may serve a number of monolingual clients, in collaboration with the clinical case managers who assist clients in accessing mental health services. The clinic embraces a team approach in providing services, and the team may include a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a clinical case manager, a community specialist (peer support), and admin support. Additional duties for the Psychiatrist may be assigned as needed.
Program Specific Responsibilities
Exercises medical responsibilities for psychiatric evaluation, medication assessment, prescribing psychotropic medications when indicated, and medication monitoring
Orders diagnostic tests and neuro-psychological tests as needed
Assists in supervising the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Works with an interdisciplinary team that includes a clinical case manager, other nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, community specialists (peer support staff), and other allied health professionals in the community
Works in collaboration with the clinical team to provide treatment to clients, including but not limited to psychotropic medications, harm reduction, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing
Works in collaboration with the clinical team to make appropriate referrals and linkages to other services in
support of clients.
Coordinates medical issues with Primary Health Care providers
Maintains client caseload, as needed
Maintains clinical records in accordance with mandated standards
Consults and provides on-going education to non-medical staff in psychopharmacology and medical aspects of patient care
Licensed to practice medicine in California with DEA Certificate; graduated from an accredited residency program in psychiatry, Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.
Bilingual/Bicultural skills are a plus
Experience in working with geriatric population
Demonstrated commitment to the welfare of individuals and families with mental/behavioral health issues
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
Division: Senior Services Division
Position: Part Time
Reports to: Senior Division Director
SEND RESUMES TO:
Gala Martin, HR Recruiter
Felton Institute, Senior Division
Phone: (415) 474-7310 x614
Fax: (415) 447-9805