Southwest Network

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

ACT Psychiatrist

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Sign On Bonus Available!

As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clinical team, functions as attending psychiatrist and senior clinician on the team, directing, coordinating and providing medical/clinical services to members served by the team. Provides medication services, supervises teams delivery of direct clinical services, monitors member status, and participates in meetings, staffing's, and treatment planning. Has a defined caseload, productivity goals, and meets the psychiatric needs of any member assigned to the ACT team. Provides after-hours care, on-call coverage, and support to all members served by the ACT team. Participates in utilization management and quality improvement activities as required.

All members of our team are expected to provide support and services in accordance with the Nine Guiding Principles for Recovery Oriented Adult Behavioral Health Services and Systems.

A complete job description is available upon request.


Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements

  • Doctorate of medicine or osteopathic medicine with a specialty in psychiatry with three (3) or more post-doctoral years experience in the delivery of mental health treatment of children/adolescents/adults.
  • Licensed by the State of Arizona; eligible for Board certification; valid DEA certification preferred.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience with seriously mentally ill adults required; previous experience working on an ACT team or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Must maintain current CPR, First Aid, and Therapeutic Options certifications.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Arizona drivers license.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skills

  • Thorough and working knowledge of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders, DSM-5 and ICD-10 codes and descriptions, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention is imperative.
  • Knowledge of community based behavioral health services preferred.
  • Must be able to maintain excellent member and family relationships and provide excellent customer service.
  • Requires effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and must understand how to tactfully communicate difficult or sensitive information.
  • Must be able to follow direction, use sound judgment, solve problems, manage time, identify priorities, and stay organized.
  • Must be competent in the use of electronic medical records software, as well as in the use of a computer, printer, copier, and telephone. Preferred typing skills of 25 to 40 WPM. Occasional use of fax machines, security systems, and other office equipment.
  • Must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to effectively use the internet and various web browsers.


  • This position is offered at a fair, competitive salary.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings and Flex Spending account options
  • Paid sick, vacation and holiday time (10 paid holidays per year!)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan (403b) with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Basic life insurance with the option to purchase supplemental insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts

When you consider everythingthe salary, the benefits, the ongoing training and support we offer, and the impact youll have on the lives of othersit could be the right opportunity for you.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of education, employment, driving record and auto insurance, and completion of a criminal background check and drug testing.

Southwest Network is an equal opportunity employer.


For adults with serious mental illness, recovery and success in life depends on good mental and physical health, as well as having satisfying relationships, safe housing, purpose in life, a sense of belonging, and hope for the future. We help people define their personal goals for recovery and manage their symptoms so they can achieve those goals. With our integrated health services, care and support, they discover strengths they didnt know they had and are able to build futures filled with hope, meaning, and wellness.

Our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program focuses on providing intense, frequent, face-to-face services to members with persistent and severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Its primary goal is recovery through community treatment and habilitation. Most services are provided in the community, when and where members need them. ACT services reduce crises and helps members learn skills that are needed to integrate into the community and live independently without supports. This evidence-based practice helps improve outcomes for people who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric hospitalization, and institutional recidivism.


Southwest Network provides integrated behavioral and physical health services, caring for both the mind and body for whole health and wellness. We provide treatment programs for seriously mentally ill adults and children and adolescents with complex emotional and behavioral needs. We are committed to their recovery, and we work together to offer hope, support individual goals, encourage self-sufficiency, and change lives. We do whatever is needed for the individuals and families we serve.

We truly understand how important our employees are to those they care for, and how critical they are to our mission. As one of our employees, we will look after as many of your professional and personal needs as we can and make sure your work environment is productive, yet pleasant and informal. We are committed to offering you opportunities for personal and career growth, and we value and reward innovation, collaboration, dedication, and strength.