Easter Seals New York's Article 31 and Article 28 clinic is seeking a Psychiatrist to perform psychiatric evaluations, treatment planning and case reviews, prescribe medications and provide training and psychotherapy and to provide support to medical services and various research activities. This unique position offers flexibility, involvement with teaching and is situated in a clinic with integrated primary care. This position has the flexibility to be a full time, part time, per diem, or Fee-for-Service position.

About Easter Seals New York - Fedcap Rehabilitation Services

Easter Seals was founded in 1919 as one of the first organizations to aid people with disabilities. For nearly a hundred years, Easter Seals has provided programs that enable those with special needs to achieve equality, dignity, and independence in their own communities. Easter Seals New York - Fedcap is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of New York State children and adults with special needs.

Statewide, our programs and services provide innovative solutions that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs, while heightening community awareness and acceptance. We provide the highest quality services in the most caring and cost-effective manner. Our staff and volunteers have a long-standing commitment to serve those for whom no other resources exist.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provide patient care, assessment and long-term intensive treatment to patients.
Responsively evaluate patients for mental, emotional or behavioral disorders using a person-centered, interdisciplinary approach.
Diagnose disorders, including nature and extent, and determine the appropriate course of treatment for the patient.
Prescribe, follow up and review all psychiatric prescriptions as well as explain medication effects and side effects to patient and/or guardian, staff, and/or other caregivers as necessary.
Liaison with physicians, therapists and other agencies regarding patient treatment.
Participate as a member of an integrated treatment team providing patient services.
Provide psychotherapy as appropriate and necessary.
Review and interpret behavioral data for patients in appropriate cases.
Provide consultation to facility staff and administration on the treatment of specific persons or pertaining to broader institutional/program issues impacting on health of staff and clients.
Conduct staff training and development and assist in the design of treatment techniques, interventions and programs
Provide support to and oversight of medical services as necessary and appropriate.
Participate in various research activities including participation in the research and grant proposal processes, design development, data collection, and consultation when clinically and financially appropriate.
As collaborating psychiatrist, provide regular supervision of Nurse Practitioners based on the practice agreement.
Provide supervision and education to fellows and interns assigned to the facility.

Medical Degree with a residency in psychiatry
Minimum of five (5) years practicing psychiatrist experience
Board Eligible or Board Certified Psychiatrist
Expertise in diagnosis, psychopharmacology, intra- and interpersonal dynamics, organizational dynamics, bio psychosocial model and crisis intervention
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field
Have and maintain current Controlled Substances Registration Certificate from the US Drug Enforcement Administration
Have and maintain a current New York State Physician License and Controlled Substance License
Experience working with individuals with developmental and physical disabilities

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