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Psychiatrist

Company: Family Services
Location: Beacon
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger safer Hudson Valley. Founded in 1879, Family Services brings people together to find the support they need, improving their lives and communities, and building a stronger, safer Hudson Valley. Our program areas include Behavioral Health, Victim Services, Family Programs, Youth Services, Community Safety, and Prevention.

This is a professional, medical position which provides psychiatric care for clients in any of the aspects of our community mental health program. Psychiatrists function with wide latitude to exercise independent professional judgment. Psychiatrists also act as resources of information for other employees of the agency. Clinical supervision is received from the Medical Director while administrative supervision is received from the Center Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a license to practice medicine issued by the New York State Department of Education and candidate will be Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Typical work activities:

  • Render psychiatric and neurological diagnostic services for clients, utilizing the contributions of mental health professionals;
  • Participates in the intake and screening process of patients;
  • Provides medication management;
  • Works to insure continuity of service;
  • Provides referral information to alternate placement facilities;
  • Reviews intake and treatment plans and signs the record as required by regulations;
  • Participates in in-service training of professionals and nonprofessionals;
  • Participates in information-educational community activities to further community knowledge in the detection and prevention of psychiatric disorders;
  • Act as a resource person for other staff in the areas of medicine, psychiatry and neurology;
  • Does related work as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
    • Thorough professional knowledge of the practice of psychiatry;
    • Good knowledge of current psychiatric treatments and trends;
    • The ability to supervise and instruct staff members;
    • The ability to develop good community relations;
    • The ability to write clear and concise reports;
    • The ability to develop and maintain collaborative and supportive working relationships with all members of the clinical and clerical staff;
    • Inform Center Director of relevant clinical and administrative issues;
    • Consult appropriately;
    • Actively support program goals and system improvements/changes;
    • The ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating patient condition and making decisions on an appropriate course of treatment;
    • Ability to relate sympathetically to a potentially difficult client population;
    • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

      Benefits:
      • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
      • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 5%
      • Group term life and long-term disability insurance
      • Supplemental life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
      • Paid vacation, holiday, sick, and personal time
      • Supplemental insurance through AFLAC
      • Employee assistance program (EAP)

        Hours:

        This positions hours are Full-Time: 40 hours/week.

        We are an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to be a diverse workforce representative of the community we serve. Family Services follows federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in violation of those laws.

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Keywords: Family Services, Danbury , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Beacon, Connecticut

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