Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner -Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location:              Support and Connection Center

The Public Health Support and Connection Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Their infractions are non-violent, low level offenses including loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. Our goal is to help participants begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. There will be an OASAS licensed outpatient clinic on site that will provide services to participants who are eligible.  The average length of stay is 5 days.  

Overall Responsibilities:

Psychiatry/Addiction Psychiatry providers will report to the Medical Director of Psychiatry; and conduct psychiatric evaluations, medication management and crisis intervention for homeless men and women residing in the facility. Providers will collaborate with clinical staff as well as liaison with outside providers as appropriate. Positions offer opportunity for administrative responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Director of Healthcare Operations, Planning & Policy, Medical Director of Primary Care, and Director of the Public Health Diversion Center

·         Provides psychiatric services at facility

·         Provides some oversight of registered nurses, including medication system

·         Provides psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment of psychiatric conditions or for entitlements and housing

·         Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy Adheres to agency policy regarding obtaining health screening and laboratory monitoring

·         Provides crisis intervention and assessment as needed

·         In collaboration with on-site nurse, provides liaison to outside psychiatric and medical providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Completes documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

·         Participates in weekly clinical team meeting.  Provides case consultation to interdisciplinary staff

·         Provides in-service training to staff on psychiatric disorders, addiction, and other topics as needed

·         Provides collaborative agreement for nurse practitioner(s) working within facility

·         Assists in development of new substance abuse programs within the agency as appropriate

·         Participates in agency quality assurance process as requested by Medical Director

·         May participate in supervision of medical students or residents as arranged with Medical Director of Psychiatric Services



·         New York State Medical License and Registration

·         Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology

·         Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry preferred

·         Significant community-based psychiatry experience preferred

·         Experience with medication-assisted therapy and Buprenorphine waived and/or willing to obtain waiver preferred

·         Understands harm-reduction approach to care

·         Work with homeless population preferred

·         Must have experience with electronic health records and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially WORD and EXCEL

·         The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and create and coordinate schedules 

·         Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills


To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: