Physician Affiliate Group of New York ( PAGNY )

Psychiatrist - NYC Correctional Health

US-NY-Queens
ID
2016-2270
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Behavioral Health
Rikers Island

Overview

 

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 3,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation (H + H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

 

Effective January 1st, 2016 NYC H + H and PAGNY partner to provide NYC Correctional Health Services.

 

Correctional Health Services

With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H + H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care and discharge planning in the jail system. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the criminal-justice involved population and aspires to the highest standards of care, with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.

 

We are currently accepting applications for full-time, part-time, and per diem Psychiatrists.  

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of a Senior/Supervising Psychiatrist in the Division of Correctional Health Services, this position requires the provision of high quality, team-based psychiatric care, including psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic interventions, for individuals incarcerated in the New York City jail system. The psychiatric service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units (“mental observation units”) for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, outpatient-level clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re-entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city. Each of the 12 facilities in the jail system has unique patient population and environmental characteristics; each psychiatrist will be matched with the population that most closely meets their clinical expertise and desired work location. Experience working in correctional settings is not required, however the ability to work closely and effectively with multiple other disciplines, including security staff, is critical.

Responsibilities Include:

-Provide psychiatric care, including admission evaluations, follow-ups, and urgent and emergent consultations to individuals enrolled in the mental health service

-Provide consultation to non-prescribing mental health staff and medical staff about diagnosis, treatment and/or the need for psychiatric medication

-Participate in team meetings with the treatment staff, on a daily basis if working on a mental observation unit and on a weekly basis if working in one of the clinics.

-Regularly participate in the creation of individual treatment plans for patients, and review plans already in place

-Evaluate patients for the need for a higher level of care, including hospitalization. If a patient is hospitalized, maintain contact with the hospital psychiatric staff to ensure continuity of care

-Document all activities in the electronic medical record in a timely, concise and clear manner

-Provide supervision as needed for psychiatric nurse practitioners

-Engage in weekly clinical supervision with psychiatric leadership

-Provide clinical supervision for psychiatric trainees (resident or fellow) as needed, including appropriate direct supervision and documentation of evaluation and feedback

-Other duties as assigned by the Senior Psychiatrist or Mental Health Manager for the facility, Medical Director or Chief of Service for Psychiatry, or their respective designees

 

Qualifications

                Qualification Requirements:

      Education

-Doctor of Medicine degree

-New York State License to practice medicine, in good standing

-Completion of a 4-yr U.S. accredited psychiatric residency program

-Board-certified or board-eligible in Psychiatry by the ABPN

 

Department Preferences:

     -Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including DOC staff

     -Excellent assessment, diagnostic and psychopharmacological treatment skills

     -Strong clinical skills working with individuals with mental illness, including both individual and group psychotherapy

     -Strong dedication to workplace mentorship, education and team-based care

     -Experience working in a correctional setting

     -Subspecialty training in child/adolescent, forensic, addiction, or public psychiatry preferred but not required

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