The Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, an appointing department at Harvard Medical School and teaching hospital, is currently seeking two part-time, board-certified or board-eligible, child psychiatrists for an excellent opportunity providing integrated pediatric mental health care as part of a multi-year federal system-of-care innovation grant.
Duties: supervise local consultation-liaison teams at designated centers within the health system, and actively participate in research protocols interact with schools, and regional policy-makers in the child-serving state agencies
Qualifications: must be comfortable in strengths-based, family driven care models, demonstrated excellence in the clinical assessment of children and families, expertise in psychopharmacology, and a particular interest in working collaboratively with primary care clinics to deliver integrated care.
Positions offer competitive salaries, benefits package, opportunities for clinical research and teaching of medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, and potential for academic appointment up to the rank of associate professor as determined by the criteria of Harvard Medical School.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are seeking Clinical Care Managers for the federally funded grant project, “Enhancing Systems of Care” (E-SOC). The purpose of this role is to deliver integrated care to children with mental health needs and their families onsite within primary care. Care Managers will work collaboratively with primary care to provide clinical evaluations and consultation, in coordination with child psychiatry and family support specialists. Care will be based upon individualized goals, and be community based. Clinical Care Managers will work with families to create Child and Family Teams, if needed, for at-risk youth, and ensure quality through comprehensive care planning processes. This position will report to the Supervisor, Clinical Care Manager.
The Family Support Specialist (FSS) brings a key family perspective to clinical teams providing Integrated Child Mental Health and Pediatric Care (ICMH-PC). In that context, they can help “translate” between the professional culture and the family’s culture, building trust and facilitating critical information sharing. That two-way process, clarifying communication about symptoms, diagnoses and treatment planning, enhances engagement between parents and clinicians, so that children and youth are more likely to receive needed mental health services.
The Social Marketing-Communications Lead will develop a comprehensive social marketing/communications strategy for the E-SOC community, including a social marketing strategic plan, public education activities, and overall outreach efforts. S/he will coordinate activities with the national communications campaign contractor, design printed materials that educate about health issues, and create ad campaigns that help increase public knowledge of the SOC expansion program. This lead position will utilize the internet and other forms of mass media to help influence public policy and to help educate the public about SOC expansion services and wellness issues.
The Youth Engagement Lead is a key position which will work to infuse the voice of youth with serious emotional disturbance throughout the System of Care (SOC) by serving as an integral liaison between youth and the project administration, clinicians, parents/caregivers, and community entities. S/he will be fully integrated into the team and will work with all program staff to inform program decision making and implementation to help develop programs for young people and facilitate their involvement in the development of the SOC. This position will help coordinate youth activities and groups, such as the Youth/Teen Advisory Board, “Youth Partners”, and Community Connections to encourage diversity within the youth groups. This will include conducting outreach efforts to promote community-based resources and connections.
This placement involves participation on a multi-disciplinary research team, the Children’s Health Initiative (CHI), at Cambridge Health Alliance. The team includes senior child mental health service researchers, clinical leaders from pediatrics and child psychiatry, and health policy and economics experts. CHIwas recently awarded a new Federal grant to investigate ways to improve children’s mental health outcomes at the population level. The SAMHSA funded “Enhancing Systems of Care: Supporting Families and Improving Youth Outcomes” grant is designed to facilitate closer collaboration between pediatrics and child psychiatry, with additional family-based resources, to support treatment engagement. CHIis particularly interested in identification and early intervention for childhood trauma. This training opportunity allows students to become familiar with the pediatric integrated care collaborative practice model from the point of view of clinicians, while also learning about community-based participatory research implementation, and outcomes measurement. Evaluation activities include analyses related to health status, service use, and expense. Chances to participate in grant application and manuscript preparation related to this innovative pediatric mental health intervention model are also available.
CHI has a wide array of both part time and full time volunteer opportunities in the patient care, and research areas of our current research.