Psychiatrist

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 EDUCATION:

  • 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’ experience in the direct assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency.

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