Child Psychiatrist, FRIENDS Clinic
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/30/2016
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The FRIENDS Child and Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (Article 31) is integrated with the home-based crisis services offered by FRIENDS. It services children and adolescents ages 5-18, offering individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric assessment and treatment, and crisis intervention as needed. Services are provided on a short-term basis with an average length of stay of 6 to 12 months.
Provides direct psychiatric evaluation, medical assessment and intervention to children and adolescents admitted to the FRIENDS clinic. Provides medication management and assessment on an ongoing basis. Provides consultation and education to other agencies and other disciplines, including other services of VNSNY. Assists in the overall functioning of the Clinic. Works under general direction.
Licensure: Board certification or eligibility in child psychiatry required. New York State Physicians License required.
Education: Medical degree from an accredited college of medicine required.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience in a mental health setting specializing in children/adolescents and families preferred.
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