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Lead Psychiatrist

Lead Psychiatrist

The Lead Psychiatrist oversees the daily operations of the psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners in the department of behavioral health.  Collaborates with other clinical/medical staff to ensure a high standard of clinical delivery.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Provides direct patient care.
  • Provides oversight and supervision of all psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, including regular chart reviews.
  • Maintains current and complete documentation in medical records that accurately reflect care and services provided to patients.
  • Remains knowledgeable in current clinical industry standards for his/her specialty and incorporates this information into health center’s standards of practice.
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat individuals experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health disorder.
  • Prescribe, recommend, and discontinue drugs and treatments to treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
  • Collaborate and educate guardians, relatives, and significant others on client’s conditions and treatment when clinically appropriate. 
  • Examine or order laboratory or diagnostic tests for clients to provide information on general physical conditions and mental disorders. 
  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of medical records, including assessment, progress notes, outcome measures, and billing entries
  • Confers with professional staff and other agencies/providers regarding care and treatment for patients receiving psychiatric service.


  • Assists with the recruitment, retention, and training of all psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners.
  • Provides oversight and management of quality and risk management program ensuring compliance with state, federal regulations and regulatory guidelines. Collaborate with behavioral health director, primary care providers, and clinical staff
  • Provides ongoing reports to the CMO, CEO and Community Board of Directors on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for developing and updating clinical policies and procedures with input from relevant staff including medical providers in accordance with generally accepted standards of professional practice; ensures their distribution and awareness among clinical staff.
  • Works closely with health center administrative and financial staff on matters pertaining to strategic planning, compliance with federal requirements, and financial planning.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with other health care facilities and agencies.
  • Develops and supervises systems of clinical performance improvement based on clinical standards.
  • Responsible for setting clinical measure targets and measuring progress towards achieving targets.
  • Works cooperatively with senior leaders utilizing a balanced and collaborative approach across all center health services.

Research and Innovation:

  • Guides health center providers in reviewing, evaluating and where appropriate implementing evidence-based models of practice.

Education and Professional Development:

  • Helps facilitate professional development and mentoring opportunities for providers and other team members.
  • Supervises medical residents, medical students and other health professionals as appropriate.
  • Provides collaborative relationship for psychiatric nurse practitioners.
  • Helps develop continuing education programs for clinical staff.  
  • Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

 Expected Hours to Work: 

Flexibility in work schedule, with work hours falling between 8:00am-8:00pm 

Work Location: 

This work can be performed both in-person or via hybrid model. Remote work is subject to change due to regulations. Locations are in Brookville and Freeport. 

  • Medical degree conferred by an accredited college or university required.
  • Board Certification and New York State licensure required.
  • 24 Continued Medical Education (CME) credits per credentialing cycle (2 years).
  • Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification.
  • Five years experience, prior experience with IDD/ASD population preferred
  • Experience with community healthcare operations and familiarity with Federally Qualified Health Care organizations preferred
  • Strong ability to support the Medical Director to provide excellent quality of care to patients required.
  • Strong oral, written, and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and third party billing requirements required.
  • Familiarity and ability to efficiently navigate EHR
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state regulatory requirements required.
  • National Provider Identifier.
  • Bi-lingual preferred (English/Spanish)
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