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Child Psychiatrist - Ryan Health NENA

March 23, 2020

To provide psychiatric assessments for children, adolescents and adults including completing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing, prescribing psychotropic medication, making treatment recommendations and providing interventions for psychiatric stabilization, recovery and rehabilitation. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide Psychiatric Evaluations for children, youth and adults upon admission or when clinically indicated. Conduct mental status exams. Prescribe medication for patients as appropriate. Maintain a caseload for psychopharmacology. Complete, review and sign treatment plans and make recommendations for psychotherapy services to be provided by other members of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Function as a team member together with other health care practitioners by collaborating actively with other disciplines and by maintaining communication with other practitioners as appropriate regarding the healthcare needs of the patients both within the Mental Health Department, and between Departments.
  • Document all work in an accurate, complete and timely manner in compliance with Center, State, and all regulatory policies and procedures. This includes progress notes with reference to target symptoms, and accurate recording of all prescriptions, timely development, review, and signing of treatment plans, complete assessments including five axes diagnoses. All encounters and other statistical records are to be completed in a timely manner.
  • As required, provide consultation and precept assigned Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialists or students on a regular basis to review treatment provided to patients in the Department. Review medical records as required by precept agreement. Consult with nonmedical practitioners as needed regarding the treatment plan of patients in the Department. Provide in-service training to the Department’s staff and Center practitioners on psychopharmacology, diagnosis, and other areas of expertise.
  • Provide workshops for Mental Health Department patients on Psychopharmacology and the Treatment of Specific Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Provide treatment on-site and in the field, as needed.
  • Respond to psychiatric and medical emergencies.
  • Supervise the patient care activities of nursing staff who may be assigned to work with him/her.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision for mental health provider staff as assigned.
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, and Center Policy and Procedure.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings, and supervision as assigned.
  • Immediately report any problems and/or unusual occurrences to supervisor.
  • Demonstrated a professional courteous and respectful attitude in interacting with patients, immediate supervisor and other employees.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Other special projects/assignments as needed


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Current knowledge of psychopharmacology
  • Experience with seriously mentally ill, patients with co-occurring substance abuse disorders
  • Three years’ experience in ambulatory setting (emergency room, clinic or health center).
  • Must be knowledgeable about Office of Mental Health, Patient Centered Medical Home guidelines and other regulatory standards.
  • Working experience with electronic medical records software.
  • Computer literacy in a Microsoft environment: MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated track record of organization, focus and ability to work in a fast-paced clinic.

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

  • Medical Degree. Three years of Psychiatry Residency or MA or M.S in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing.
  • New York State M.D. License, Board Certified or eligible to be Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or R.N. License, Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in New York State with a specialty in psychiatry.
  • Experience treating Children and Adolescents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish/English language fluency
  • Addiction psychiatry

Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable).
  • Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient.


  • Works well with others.
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes.
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way;

Minimal Training Time:
90 days or 180 actual workdays introductory period

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work is primarily in a mental health clinic and/or general primary care setting which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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