Metro Community Health Centers

Position Title: Psychiatrist
Position Location:
842A Lefferts Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
USA

County: Kings (Brooklyn)

Contact Name: Dr. Vincent Siasoco
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 718-440-0560

CHCANYS Member Info: Member - Organizational

Position Description:

Metro Community Health Centers' (MCHC's) mission is to deliver high quality primary and specialty medical, dental, rehabilitative and behavioral health services to patients of all ages and abilities, including those with chronic health conditions, in culturally sensitive environments, without discrimination or regard to ability to pay. MCHC is a not-for-profit network of five (5) Federally Qualified Health Centers providing comprehensive health care services, to underserved populations, including patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with medically and behaviorally complex needs. We believe that physical, mental and social well-being are the building blocks for a healthy and productive life, and are actively engaged in promoting the development of and access to services that underscore this belief. 

This position is for a part time psychiatrist who will evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. The psychiatrist will develop and implement treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications; and monitoring and evaluating treatment results based on standard psychiatry guidelines.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts initial assessments to include review of intake material, psychiatric history, and psychiatric evaluation in the traditional clinical medical manner. Psychiatric diagnosis and recommendations are made and conveyed to the patient and/ or caregiver.
  • Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the patient and/ or caregiver by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients and/ or caregivers; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications
  • Maintains records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries in the electronic medical records.
  • Involved in interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.
  • Involved with all quality initiatives at MCHC including peer reviews and attendance at provider meetings.
  • Undertakes tasks and initiatives as assigned by the Medical Director and/ or Director of Operations. Undertakes tasks and initiatives as assigned by the Medical Director and/ or Director of Operations.

      QUALIFICATIONS:  

  •  Holds a Medical Degree (MD) from a recognized medical school.
  • Currently licensed and registered as a psychiatrist with the New York State Education Department.
  • Board Certification or Board Eligibility in psychiatry.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.


Special Instructions:

Please send CV's to Dr. Vincent Siasoco, Medical Director, vsiasoco@cpofnys.org

Or, to Nellie SantiagoRivera, Senior Director of Operations, nsantiagorivera@cpofnys.org



Compensation Range: Salary will be contingent upon experience

Compensation Type: Hourly

Travel Desired: Some Travel


Job Type: Physicians


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