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Chief Psychiatrist (MD) (5329)

TAL Healthcare

Last Updated: 10/15/19

Job Description

Title: Chief Psychiatrist

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a charity organization dedicated to helping children and families throughout the New York Community, is seeking to hire a Chief Psychiatrist. The Chief Psychiatrist is responsible for administration, coordination and monitoring of treatment delivery and assessment services for adolescents and their families residing in foster care.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise staff psychiatrists and chief psychologist to ensure that all psychiatric evaluations and mental health screenings are completed in a timely fashion and conform to high clinical practice standards.
  • Oversee regional mental health coordinators to assure optimal coordination and monitoring of treatment delivery and evaluation services.
  • Assure that all ACS and OCFS policies governing the prescription of psychotropic medication to children in foster care are strictly adhered to and that staff physicians are kept up-to-date of the most current best practice standards regarding the use of these medications.
  • Supervises the mental health administrative coordinator to ensure that all treatment reports and psychotropic medication progress notes are properly documented
  • Leads monthly mental health staff meetings as well as regional compliance meetings to ensure that all mental health recommendations are implemented in a timely fashion.
  • Quarterly meetings with regional directors to review and monitor the delivery of mental health services.
  • Develop a therapeutic environment in congregate care programs.
  • Conduct regular training workshops with clinical, caseworker and child care staff.
  • Quality assurance and compliance with all internal and external policy and regulations.
  • Monitor all psychiatric emergencies and psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • In collaboration with the Development Department, write and apply for grants to support programming.
  • Lead the hiring and termination of mental health clinicians.
  • Develop annual budget for Mental Health Department in conjunction with the Medical Director and Medical Department Administrator.

Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Social Work or related field required
  • PhD in Psychology or MD in Psychiatry preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have 10+ years experience in Mental Health field
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Child Welfare



Company Details


TAL Healthcare

Mount Kisco, New York, United States

TAL Healthcare specializes in the recruitment and placement of physicians and clinicians throughout the New York Metropolitan area. We are exceptionally skilled at guiding both healthcare organizations and physicians and other clinicians through the process of finding the most compatible practice opportunities for both parties. We thrive at “matching great companies with great talent.”...