Submitted by Meichle Latham (Cohort 7)
JOB SUMMARY: The Psychiatrist is responsible for performing a designated blend of administrative and clinical responsibilities consistent with Catholic Charities’ high ethical standards, regulations, corporate compliance, targeted performance metrics and CCB’s Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) processes, activities and initiatives.
- Exemplifies and promotes clinical and administrative service delivery with high ethical standards and regulations, consistent with Catholic Charities of Buffalo (CCB), New York State OMH/OMM/OASAS, NYS DOH, the NYS Justice Center and the Council on Accreditation standards, policies and procedures;
- Directly evaluates, diagnoses and treats an assigned caseload of adult and youth mental health and chemical dependency clients and promptly documents all services performed;
- Provides psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of referred clients at assigned clinics;
- Provides ongoing medication management/assessment for assigned clients;
- Provides medication education to assigned clients and their families;
- Completes all progress notes related to assigned clients within 24 hours of activity;
- Documents all client encounters, risk concerns and critical incidents in the medical record, consistent with agency, State and Council on Accreditation standards;
- Provides consultation and psycho-education to families and collateral others;
- Promptly completes documented (via signature/notation) reviews of psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and disability evaluations;
- Monitors and provides consultation with respect to the treatment services provided by clinic social work/mental health clinicians;
- Monitors medications prescribed by other healthcare professionals;
- In concert with other personnel and physicians, responds to and resolves service, access and provider concerns/issues;
- Collaborates and consults with other service providers and MCOs as necessary (i.e. inpatient psychiatrists, primary care providers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers);
- Provides emergency/crisis consultation during non-regular work hours;
- Arranges for coverage when not available to respond to emergencies/crises
- Perform other related duties and/or other projects as needed.
- M.D. with license to practice medicine in New York State;
- Board certified, or eligible, in psychiatry
Specify Special Requirements:
- Demonstrated expertise in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders;
- Demonstrated expertise in treating those diagnosed with chemical dependency;
- Strong general knowledge of medical conditions, medications and medication interactions.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of experience in the direct assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency.