Skip to main content


Summary: Provides high quality behavioral care that meets the needs of the LGBT community, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and others marginalized by the health care system by performing the following duties.


Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

Serves individuals with mental illness.*

Provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical outpatient mental health services.*

Completes clinical documentation within two weeks of date-of-services recommended to be completed daily.*

Maintains required billable hours.*

Performs clinical assessments and develops treatment plans.*

Updates treatment plans every 120 days or 15 visits.*

Supervises, approves, and corrects treatment plans submitted by clinical staff.*

Responsible for being knowledgeable and comfortable with World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines.*

May provide on call services for after hours on a rotating basis.*

Supervises treatment for clients on psychotropic medications in coordination with the primary health care physician when indicated by client’s medical condition.*

Provides timely medication management and prescriptions to clients, explains the benefits, risks, and alternatives of medications to clients, families, and staff, assesses client for medications given, and orders any tests as needed.*

Reviews and responds to electronic and handwritten mail, memoranda, and other correspondence and responds to phone inquiries in a timely manner (within 48-hours or next available business day) and in a professional manner.*

Participates actively as a positive member of the clinic environment.*


Serves as an advocate for the needs of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS and individuals who have traditionally been marginalized by the health care system.*

Responsible for being aware of community referral services and refers when necessary.*

Advocates and coordinates required services or resolves emergency problems in crisis situations.*

Secures client information per HIPAA standards.*

Ensures the highest level of confidentiality for all clients, client records, and client-related issues.*

Adheres to all personnel policies as approved by the board of directors.*

Provides clinical supervision to all behavioral health therapists employed by Alder Health.*

Develops, coordinates, and provides psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with mental illness.*

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of: dually diagnosed individuals, recovery principles, and recovery driven systems.*

Stays current with updated research and best practices.*

Maintains good standing with the appropriate licensing board and insurance entities.*

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides clinical supervision for all behavioral health staff and services via regular supervision meetings and review and approval of treatment plans. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software and internet software.



MD or DO; and six to eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Specialized Training:

·     Experience with diverse populations with a special emphasis upon the target populations of Alder-Health Services preferred

·     Graduate of an accredited medical school including completion of psychiatric residency

·     Specialty in psychiatry


Certificates and Licenses:

·     Valid Pennsylvania medical license

·     DEA certificate

·     Current appropriate malpractice insurance

·     Successfully complete a criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances

·     Valid Medicaid number



Must be able to learn and utilize Electronic Health Record system


Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

·     Time management skills

·     Written and oral communication skills


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.