• Psychiatrist

    Location US-NY-Queens
    Regular Part-Time
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
  • Overview

    With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.


    • 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 participates in the creation of individual treatment plans for patients, and reviews plans already in place
    • Evaluates 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 comtinuity of care
    • Document all activities in the electronic medical record in a timely, concise and clear manner
    • Provide clinical supervision as needed for psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants
    • Engage in weekly clinical supervision with psychiatric leadership
    • Provide clinical supervision for Psychiatric traineeds (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


    • Doctor of Medicine degree
    • New York State license to practice medicine, in good standing
    • Completion of a 4 year accredited Psychiatric Residency program
    • Board-certified or board eligible in Psychiatry by the ABPN
    • At least 2 years' experiene taking care of individuals with serious mental illness in an institutional setting

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