Collaborating Psychiatrist - Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Missouri
May 26, 2023
Position Type
$10,000 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates

***This position is a .1 FTE or 4 hours a week.***

Landmark Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system.

Because many of our patients are frail and elderly, we deliver care primarily in the comfort of their home. Our Program is also offered to eligible patients at no incremental financial cost to them. We are not a fee-for- service practice; we benefit economically only if we deliver high-quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. As a result, our clinical teams can spend quality-time caring for a smaller number of patients, giving all patients the space, respect, compassion and care they deserve.

At Landmark, our interdisciplinary teams collaboratively manage our complex patient panels. These teams are led by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, with supporting care provided by RN Nurse Care Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Behavioral Health, and other employed team members.

Join Landmark to be part of a growing company full of purpose-driven, action-oriented, and compassionate team members working to dramatically transform healthcare for our communities

The Collaborating Psychiatrist (CP) will serve as the primary collaborating clinical supervisor for Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Providers in applicable assigned States. Responsibilities of the CP include conducting routine patient chart audits and fulfilling any state-specific requirements as a collaborator which may include but not be limited to attendance in meetings and ride-alongs virtually or in person. The CP will report to the assigned market medical director or regional medical officer with clinical oversight and advisement from the National Behavioral Health Leadership Team which includes the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Senior Medical Officer - Behavioral Health, Vice President, Behavioral Health and Senior Director, Behavioral Health.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Providers with in-person or telephonic clinical consultations, conduct regular individual meetings, proactively provide performance feedback, review and mentor and oversee provider education
  • Hold collaborative practice agreement based on applicable State and Company requirements
  • Oversee the care provided by the Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Providers in the home or virtually to include but not limited to diagnosing, treating, prescribing for, and monitoring patients
  • Act as a consultative psychiatrist focused on stabilizing clinically complex Behavioral Health patients
  • Serve as psychiatric subject matter expert for health plans or other business partners in the assigned division / region and as appropriate, nationally
  • Complete and sign all required documentation regarding supervision and collaboration for Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Providers within required timeframes
  • Participate in targeted, virtual ride alongs with Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Providers as well as targeted comprehensive chart reviews to audit and coach selected practitioners
  • As needed, participate in clinical case rounds for psychiatrically complex patients
  • Demonstrate appropriate medical judgment and appropriate use of resources with regards to care plans, diagnostic testing, and referrals
  • Keep current on relevant medical, behavioral research, technology, and related issues by attending continuing education courses, professional meetings and completing journal reviews
  • Demonstrate appropriate medical judgment and appropriate use of resources with regards to care plans, diagnostic testing, and referrals
  • Cross cover for Chief Behavioral Health Officer and other Senior Medical Officers - BH as warranted
  • Participate actively in all Peer Review activities
  • Perform related duties as necessary and other duties as assigned

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others; keeps emotions under control and overcomes resistance when necessary; remains open to new ideas
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and seeks clarification; responds openly to questions. Must be able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed; generates suggestions for improving work and workflow

Required Qualifications:
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry, Geriatric, Consultation-Liaison, or Psychosomatic sub-specialty required
  • Extensive experience in providing psychiatric care to a wide range of patients including those with chronic complex medical condition
  • Familiarity with Medicare Guidelines
  • Familiarity with HCC and ICD-10 codes as related to billing practices
  • 2+ years practicing as a psychiatrist
  • Medical Doctorate or Doctorate of Osteopathy
  • Significant experience in managing the medical and clinical practice of physicians and multi-disciplinary staff in Behavioral Health treatment setting
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

Physical Demands:
  • Regular requirement to sit; use hands to touch, handle or feel
  • Regular requirement to talk and listen
  • Occasional requirement to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasional requirement to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to travel by plane or car

Work Environment:
  • Noise level is usually moderate
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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