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Staff Psychiatrist

Options MD

Options MD

New York, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024

.Options MD Remote Psychiatrist

Options MD is looking for an adult psychiatrist licensed in New York to join our team. This role is a fully remote, outpatient clinical role.

Job Highlights

  • 100% Remote position
  • Dedicated administrative assistant to allow you to provide the best patient care
  • Thorough intake process so that you see the right types of patients
  • Quality not quantity in patient care: We promote low case loads so that you can see patients at the frequency and length of time that you need.
  • Digital assessment tools make it easy to track patient progress
  • Work on a team: collaborate and consult with our psychiatrists through our consult channel and cases conferences
  • Be one of the early team members in a startup with many opportunities for advancement

Job Benefits

  • Full/part-time opportunities
  • Flexibility: choose your own hours
  • Health, dental, vision insurance plans
  • 4 weeks PTO + 11 Federal holidays
  • Malpractice included
  • Paid CME hours
  • No weekends or on-call

The Company

Why work at Options MD?

Options MD is a mental health platform designed to improve the standard of care for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) through clinical care, care coordination, community, technology and research.

Clinical Care: We have an in-house team of psychiatrists and therapists that provide high quality, evidence-based care for patients with TRD. Our psychiatrists have the opportunity to grow their knowledge of TRD by collaborating with leaders in the field, including Dr. Carl Marci (former Director of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Andrew Leuchter (Vice Chair of Psychiatry at UCLA).

Care Coordination: Our care coordinator provides administrative support to the clinical practice by streamlining the intake, follow up, and referrals processes, and by taking on administrative tasks for our clinicians at every opportunity.

Community: Our patients have access to an online community of people struggling with TRD for peer-to-peer support. This community has over 6,000 members, with 70% engagement rates. Our psychiatrists value this unique, additional level of support we can offer our patients.

Technology: We use a digital intake tool that saves our clinicians time by gathering patient history before the initial evaluation. Similarly, our clinicians are able to easily track treatment progress through digital follow-up assessments that automatically prompt patients to complete PHQ-9s and GAD-7s between virtual visits.

Research: We use the information gathered from the experiences of our patients to publish research and gain clinical insights about our TRD patient population. As one of our psychiatrists, you will be the first to know about exciting new findings that you can incorporate into your clinical practice.

Our Story

The founders, Morgan Hewett (former Facebook) and Kyle Pierce (a health-tech attorney), are two best friends who banded together after watching family members struggle for years to find the right treatment for severe depression. They felt let down by a system that was challenging and disheartening for patients to navigate. Morgan and Kyle joined with medical researchers from institutions like Harvard, UCLA and UCSF to form Options MD to offer hope to those struggling with severe depression by developing a space where patients can find the best treatment option for them.

Culture and Mission

The team at Options MD believes that “treating depression doesn’t have to be depressing.” Options MD is a respectful, upbeat, happy, and remote-first team united by our mission of being the last hope for patients experiencing treatment-resistance. We want our employees to be themselves and celebrate each other's differences. We trust our clinical team to do what’s best for patients and our fellow team members without bureaucracy. We prioritize self-care and are building a sustainable business for the long term.

The Role

  • Provide initial assessments and follow ups through virtual visits
  • Prescribe medications, order labs and other testing based on clinical judgment
  • Coordinate patient care across an interdisciplinary team that consists of therapists and care coordinators
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide feedback to the Options MD Leadership team, to improve patient outcomes and the overall patient experience.

Qualifications

  • BE/BC in Psychiatry
  • Active DEA license
  • Current license to practice medicine in NY
  • Interest in Treatment Resistant Depression and desire to learn more about this patient population
  • Experience with telepsychiatry and comfort using tech-enabled tools
  • Interest in being part of a small growing team of clinicians and collaborating with other psychiatrists and therapists.

Salary Offer Options:

Option 1/3: Full time

  • Can negotiate to up to $300,000
  • Up to 35 clinical hours per week
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 4 weeks PTO + 11 federal holidays + up to 2 weeks paid sick leave
  • $1,000 CME (can also be used to expense tech products like a new laptop)
  • Medical malpractice included
  • Unlimited unpaid maternity leave + whatever benefits are required in the state they reside

Option 2/3: Three-quarters time

  • Can negotiate to up to $225,000
  • Up to 28 clinical hours per week
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 4 weeks PTO + 11 federal holidays + up to 2 weeks paid sick leave
  • $1,000 CME (can also be used to expense tech products like a new laptop)
  • Medical malpractice included
  • Unlimited unpaid maternity leave + whatever benefits are required in the state they reside

Option 3/3: Hourly

  • $180 per hour
  • No health benefits
  • Must have/ pay for their own medical malpractice
  • 15+ hours per week

Interview Schedule:

Interview 1: Dr. Swapna Vaidya (Medical Director) (30 mins) + Digital Literacy Test (30 mins)

Interview 2: Dr. Josh Cohen (Head of R&D) (30 mins)

Please contact and send a copy of your resume and cover letter to swapna.vaidya@optionsmd.com .