Youth Treatment Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner

Job Type

Part Time

Published

09/12/2018

Address

208 West 13th Street
New York
NY
10011
United States

Description

Reports to: Medical Director 

 

Classification: Part Time 

 

Schedule: Weekday late afternoon or evening availability

 

Position Summary: The Youth Treatment Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner oversees all psychiatric medical treatment to youth clients in The Center’s outpatient substance use treatment program for youth and young adults (ages 13-25), monitor medications and examinations. This includes administration, contract management, and operations.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation in The Center’s substance use treatment program for youth and young adult clients (ages 13-25). 
  • Responsible for the ongoing monitoring of medications prescribed to clients in The Center’s substance use treatment program for youth and young adult clients (ages 13-25); including monitoring medical treatment as prescribed such as a dietary regimen for a client who is diabetic or with a co-occurring medical issues. 
  • Support The Center’s Medical Director via coverage as needed with clients in The Center’s adult substance use treatment program, including evaluations and ongoing medication management.
  • Document all client sessions and follow-up encounters using the appropriate forms, case file format, and computer database(s), and provide other written documentation of program activities and proposals, as necessary ensuring compliance with licensing and funding source requirements.
  • Attend the weekly outpatient substance use treatment program team meeting, the monthly case conference, participate in Center staff meetings, and regular meetings with the Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Youth Counseling and Support, and Medical Director for supervisory and program planning purposes.


Position Requirements:

  • Board eligible or Board certified physician in Psychiatry or Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Previous clinical experience in working with youth and young adults who have substance use-related problems
  • Significant experience working with LGBT populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing, verbal and public speaking skills (bilingual a plus)
  • Highly organized; able to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to work effectively in coalitions with diverse communities and understand the intersectionality of oppressions
  • Strong commitment to social justice, progressive issues, and empowering the LGBT communities
  • A high sense of responsibility and commitment to the mission of The Center

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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