Services for the Underserved

Psychiatrist (Outpatient Clinic and ACT Team)

US-NY-Brooklyn | US-NY-Brooklyn
Category
Treatment Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

 

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

 

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

 

The Wellness Works CCBHC Psychiatrist will provide psychiatric and administrative services (approximately 25% of time to be spent on administrative/leadership responsibilities), within a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), a new federally piloted holistic behavioral health care clinic modeled after Federally Qualified Health Centers.

The ACT teams Psychiatrist partners with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive mental health treatment to individuals who have a mental illness that seriously impairs their functioning in the community. Serving those whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic-based approaches, this innovative, recovery-oriented, ‘best practice’ intervention delivers treatment to people in their homes, shelters, parks and anywhere else they happen to be living, engaging them in a sustained relationship that leads to recovery. ACT Teams are a mobile interdisciplinary team of professionals (psychiatry, nursing, social work, rehabilitation).



Essential Job Functions:

  • Availability 5 days weekly in 2 locations
  • Oversee all aspects of the CCBHC’s 3 days weekly providing psychiatric care including evaluation, medication, and crisis

  • In addition the Psychiatrist will work as part of the Eastern Parkway ACT Team 2 days weekly, this will require travel
  • Liaise with on-site primary care organization: develop protocols, provide consultation and facilitate integrated relationship
  • Lead quality improvement projects and facilitate implementation of systemic change
  • Identify and help to implement innovative clinic practices
  • Create implement, and assess treatment processes and procedures e.g., those based on diagnosis, individual needs and level of care
  • Provide medication management, including medication assisted treatment, and psychotherapy directly and in consultation with CCBHC and primary care staff: prescribe, educate, adjust, and partner in full consumer engagement efforts regarding strategies, outcomes and consequences
  • Collaborate and consult with all staff, and sign off on treatment plans and care delivery of care, particularly for complex cases
  • With other CCBHC leadership, assess, plan and implement staff development opportunities
  • Develop community and referral partnerships and academic affiliations, including offering CCBHC as an elective for residents; promote the CCBHC’s services; participate in external workgroups and engage the public regarding both the clinic and the organization.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed as a physician by the New York State education department
  • Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Addiction and/or Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Experience with underserved individuals and direct service to people living with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders
  • 3-5 years of experience in an administrative and/or supervisory role; preference given for experience working with both children and adults; experience with people with co-occurring disorders highly desirable.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel. Ability to research material via the internet.
  • Bilingual in any language a plus although not required.

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