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Psychiatrist

Company: JCCA
Location: Pleasantville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Children's Day Treatment Programs serve emotionally vulnerable youth ages 6-21, who are challenged by psychiatric and trauma related issues. The Day Treatment Programs provide intensive therapeutic and educational services within a school based special education program. They work in partnership with youth and families, to manage mental health symptoms and strengthen interpersonal relationships, while helping them externally utilize community support systems.Psychiatry staff work as part of the multidisciplinary treatment team in collaboration with youth and families to address issues related to psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment planning as it pertains to psychotropic medication management.Essential Job Functions:

  • Assume responsibility for psychiatric evaluations as needed for children and youth within the Westchester Day Treatment Program.
  • Manage the safe and efficacious administration of psychopharmacologic agents. This includes obtaining informed consent whenever required, and managing psychotropic medication for each child/ youth served.
  • Work in consultation with the multidisciplinary treatment team, providing input in developing evaluations, treatment planning, and discharge related decisions.
  • Providing emergency psychiatric services as needed.
  • Collaborate and educate parents/ caregivers on psychotropic medications
  • Provides staff educationRequired Certification/ Licensing:
    • NYS- License to practice medicine.
    • Eligible for board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
    • Board eligibility in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry preferred.

Keywords: JCCA, Yonkers , Psychiatrist, Healthcare , Pleasantville, New York

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