PSYCHIATRIST III††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 2533
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general direction, an employee in this class performs professional psychiatric services in a community mental health clinic, jail behavioral unit, and/or methadone clinic. †The primary emphasis of the work is on offering constructive therapeutic treatment to patients in collaboration with staff. Work includes psychiatric and substance use disorder diagnosis and treatment of patients, participation in training programs, and liaising with the community regarding services.† The incumbent participates in all aspects of clinical services and documentation permitted under the scope of practice, and exercises independent initiative and judgment in the implementation of assigned tasks.† Work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through periodic conferences and written reports.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Conducts psychiatric examinations of patients;
††††††††††† Conducts individual medication management therapy for patients; may conduct group psychotherapy and/or play therapy;
††††††††††† Participates, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in conferences concerned with diagnosis and treatment of patients;
††††††††††† Prepares patient summaries/reports upon the request of the patient, or to comply with regulatory requirements or legal writs; distributes said patient summaries to the appropriate parties as permitted by law;
††††††††††† Consults with community health providers and family members (as appropriate) regarding the treatment of patients;
††††††††††† Participates in community mental health education initiatives;
††††††††††† Develops and engages in Department approved research projects;
††††††††††† Collaborates with Nurse Practitioners and other staff regarding patient care;
††††††††††† Completes necessary documentation, either in electronic or written format, in an accurate, complete, and timely manner;
††††††††††† † Participates in the Quality Improvement activities of the Behavioral Health Units.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the principal practices and techniques of psychiatry as it relates to the administration of a mental health center program; comprehensive knowledge of the functions of the mental health agencies in the community; comprehensive knowledge of personality development and of the factors which contribute to mental, emotional and social problems; comprehensive knowledge of the work, functions and philosophy of all allied disciplines involved in the care of patients within the divisionís mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs; comprehensive knowledge of the current sources of information, literature and recent developments in the psychiatric field; ability to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary staff for optimum diagnosis and treatment of patients; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with patients, their families, professional colleagues and public and private agencies; ability to prepare and analyze complex reports and to reach sound decisions on the basis of such information; ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE
††††††††††† Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and three (3) years of approved resident training in psychiatry.