STATEMENT OF THE JOB
Under the direction of the Clinical Manager (who is responsible for completing performance appraisals) and/or the Deputy Vice President of Behavioral Health Services, the child psychiatrist has responsibility for direct patient care (children, adolescents and adults although caseload will be heavily weighted toward children and adolescents) as well as provision of consultation to non-medical treatment providers and other psychiatrists treating children and adolescents who are not board eligible or certified in this specialty. Responsible for providing state of the art professional and respectful clinical services to CCNS clients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Meet CCNS requirements for qualitative and quantitative contacts with clients. Includes conducting mental status exams, psychiatric evaluations, rendering diagnoses in accordance with DSM criteria, providing ongoing psychopharmacology, crisis intervention, assisting other staff with assessments and providing staff training as requested by the Clinical Manager.
- Meet CCNS requirements for computer generated, typed qualitative and quantitative documentation. Includes producing encounter notes for every client and collateral contact (including both face to face and telephone contacts), writing thorough, clinically accurate mental status assessments and completing other required paperwork on behalf of the client. Computer literacy is essential.
- Respond to 24 hour emergency service (BLASK) seven days per week.
- Participate in all CCNS CQI and QA projects.
- Taking blood pressure readings from clients as needed; responding to medical emergencies when they occur on CCNS premises until EMS arrives.
- Maintains up to date knowledge of relevant funding source regulations and reporting criteria.
- Participates in CCBQ Agency meetings and workshops/trainings as required/requested.
- Adheres to all funding source standards in addition to the Agency (Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens) policies and procedures; seeks guidance/clarification from their immediate supervisor regarding interpretation, applicability, and implementation.
- Other duties assigned as needed.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION
- Doctor of Medicine (M. D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D. O.) or the equivalent required.
- Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry required.
- Valid New York State DEA number required.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Evidence of completion of a residency in psychiatry from a U.S. accredited hospital training program and evidence of completion of a fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry from a U.S. accredited hospital training program rendering the employee either Board Eligible or Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
- Excellent clinical skills, ability to perform evaluations, diagnose and treat mental illnesses, and have excellent knowledge of psychopharmacology required.
- Ability to work with children and adolescents.
- Time management, organizational, and computer skills.
- Ability to evaluate and intervene in crisis situations.
- Flexibility to cover other work sites & available for crisis consultation.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred with the ability to conduct assessments and medication management sessions.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Pay Type Salary
- Required Education Doctorate
- 2037 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, USA