ACLD Psychiatrist - Full-Time in Bethpage, New York
Primary Purpose of Job
Provide evaluation, treatment and follow-up services to developmentally disabled patients.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Substantial reasoning skills required including the ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete issues simultaneously; the ability to identify problem, interpret data and draw conclusion; and the ability to apply principles in logic or theoretical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to coach and counsel, interpret and advise, and the ability to develop and present to professional forums.
Perform initial evaluations, treatment planning and follow up for patients referred for psychiatric services.
Prescribes and monitors medications.
Insures that patients receive appropriate follow-up care and instructions
Consults with family, professional, and service providers and consumer as appropriate explaining all psychopharmacological and/or behavioral interventions as prescribed.
Work with direct care staff in a cooperative, informative and non-confrontational manner.
Demonstrates willingness to be flexible in meeting the needs of the individual and the caretakers.
Be on-call after hours to provide needed services.
Reviews ancillary mental health services (e.g. psychotherapy, psychology) for appropriateness, utilization review and recertification.
Document clinical records in a professional, legible and complete manner.
Insure that all documents are signed, stamped and dated.
Exhibit knowledge of principles of documentation needed for appropriate billing.
Participate in peer review activities of the Quality Management program.
Ensure coordination and synthesis of services among psychology, psychiatry, neurology and other specialty services.
Participate in interdisciplinary clinical team meetings and staff meetings.
Assume responsibility to help resolve conflicts and disagreements.
A physician licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department in area of specialty
Qualified by training, experience to treat persons with developmental disabilities
Skills Required: Physician, Therapy
Requisition ID: 6740b