The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion company, 9,000 strong and growing. Health and wellness are deeply rooted in all our products: fruits, nuts, water, wine, pure pomegranate juices and teas, and floral delivery. At The Wonderful Company, we take pride in our healthy, iconic and authentic brands, and we are passionate about sustainability, social responsibility, and wellness for our employees, their communities, and consumers around the world.
4,000 of our employees live In California’s Central Valley, where rates of chronic disease are disproportionately high, thus, we developed an extensive, innovative, healthcare program. Our free, onsite health clinics combine the best of modern technology, evidence-based medicine, and teamwork to create and sustain a culture of well-being for our employees and the community.
We are seeking a Psychiatrist to join our care team in the Central Valley for 8 hours per week, supporting our two work-site Wellness Centers in Lost Hills and Delano. This is a part-time, contract position. Commuting options from Los Angeles are available for the right candidate.
Using the evidence-based “Collaborative Care” model of integrated mental health and primary care services, the psychiatrist will oversee behavioral health care provided by a primary care team at each wellness center that includes a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). The typical workload of a psychiatrist includes regular (weekly) consultation with the assigned LMFTs, time preparation for consultation, and documentation of treatment recommendations in the electronic registry/medical record. This may also include consultation directly to PCPs. These consultations will be performed in person or, on occasion and when clinically feasible, via telemedicine (video or telephone).
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to our LMFTs or MFTs. These consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to treatment or who are not improving as expected and are typically done in person with occasional support by telephone or video teleconference.
- Work with assigned LMFTs or MFTs to track and oversee their patient panels and clinical outcomes using an electronic registry capable of tracking clinical processes and patient outcomes.
- Suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations and supporting behavioral treatment, for patients who are not improving as expected.
- Use a population-focused registry to document recommendations for treatment and/or referrals within 24 hours of consulting with an LMFT or MFT that they can be easily shared with PCPs and other treating providers.
- Discuss patients who need a referral for additional specialty mental health care (e.g., to a community mental health center) and advise on treatment plans until patients are engaged in such care.
- Clearly, communicate to LMFTs and PCPs the limitations of the consultation and treatment recommendations if the patient is not evaluated in person. Include the following disclaimer statement acknowledging these limitations in all consult notes:
- The above treatment considerations and suggestions are based on consultation with the patient’s care manager and a review of information available in the registry. I have not personally examined the patient. All recommendations should be implemented with consideration of the patient’s relevant prior history and current clinical status.
- Provide occasional telephonic consultation to primary care providers (PCPs) as required, focusing on patients in the LMFT’s caseload. Respond to telephone calls from primary care providers and LMFTs within one business day. Respond to urgent telephone calls within one hour, if available.
- Coordinate with the Chief Medical Officer and/or Senior Medical Officer at each wellness center and with other psychiatric consultants for vacation coverage.
- When indicated, provide a direct evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s LMFT and/or PCP. Such consultation may be provided in person or, on occasion, via telemedicine.
- Assist in the development and delivery of in-service training for primary care-based providers and staff regarding the recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care.
- Maintain professional cell phone and email accounts for contact during usual business hours. Check professional accounts daily and respond to email questions/consultations within two business days, sooner if urgent.
Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:
- A licensed psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
- Excellent communication skills. Positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude.
- Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations.
- Experience and demonstrated ability to care for underserved and vulnerable populations.
- Spanish fluency or proficiency.
- Board-certified in psychiatry.
- Experience with primary care psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry.
- Experience with child and adolescent psychiatry.
Here’s what we’ll bring to the table:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 9,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, almonds, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company’s market share: Wonderful Pistachios® is America’s No. 1 tree nut brand and America’s fastest-growing snack; Wonderful® Halos® is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI® Water is America’s No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN® Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora® is the world’s leading floral delivery service. A 2016 Nielsen study evaluating the familiarity, quality, and momentum of more than 2,500 leading brands revealed that Wonderful Company products dominated the top 10 lists of consumers across all generations, more than any other consumer goods company.
The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back in its DNA. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $200 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $80 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.