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Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Buffalo, NY

The Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB) is seeking a part-time, experienced Psychiatrist to join our large, diverse, well established, growing and state-of-the-art health center. CHCB offers a generous benefits and paid time off package for part-time staff that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k match and eligibility for loan forgiveness.

Primary Function:   

Directs Behavioral Health staff; provides assessments, evaluations, consultations, examinations, differential diagnosis and treatment planning to a select group of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical direction to the clinical staff including Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Case Managers, RNs, LPNs and Medical Assistants.
  • Adheres to all CHCBs clinical policies and procedures, including infection control principles and confidentiality. 
  • Assesses psycho-social health status through medical history and physical and psychiatric examinations.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests.
  • Triages, diagnoses and treats illness and behavioral health conditions within the specialty area of practice.
  • Functions and contributes as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes Primary Care Providers, Dental Providers. Collaborates, educates and consults with other team members to develop and implement optimal care plans.
  • Performs therapeutic and corrective measures including prescribing medication and provides preventive health maintenance and education.
  • Teaches and counsels patients, families and groups.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Complies with all the guidelines set by the collaborating physician in accordance with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and protects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned or requested.

Physical Demands: Requires periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping. Significant job stress may be associated with the position. Evening work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Possess a current, unrestricted NYS license to practice as a Psychiatrist. Possess and maintain a current DEA Registration number to prescribe controlled substances. Doctor of Medicine degree. National certification in specialty area. Computer literacy. Proficiency in MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) years experience in an outpatient setting. Experience with eClinical Works Electronic Medical Record System.

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