FLSA Status: Exempt 


The ACT Psychiatrist provides clinical services, including diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues to adults. The Assertive Community Treatment program, a self-contained clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental illness as assigned by the Erie County Department of Mental Health Single Point of Entry Coordinator.


  • The psychiatrist provides clinical services to all ACT recipients.
  • Works with the Program Director to monitor the clinical status and treatment response of each served individual.
  • Conducts assessments which include psychiatric history, illness course, treatment response, MSE, and arrive at diagnoses and share results with team.
  • Directs psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and collaborates with the team nurse(s) in assessing client physical health.
  • Assists in providing education to clients regarding their illness, response to treatment, and possible side effects of medications.
  • Oversees and signs treatment plans and participates in treatment planning process.
  • Ensures appropriate coordination of care with client PMD's.
  • Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, and participates in daily team meetings.
  • Shares, with the Program Director, the delivery of clinical services.
  • Provides case consultation, education, and staff training.
  • With other team members, provides support, education, and counseling to family members to help in the understanding of mental illness.
  • Provides management and/or consultation in crisis situations.
  • Provides on-call responsibility and availability when needed by a team member on a around-the-clock basis. 
  • May be required to submit written reports, develop treatment plan and/or verbal testimony and presentation of opinion in legal proceedings (For example Assisted Outpatient Treatment court)
  • Provide collaboration for Nurse Practitioners within the team and agency
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Possess an M.D. degree, having completed a four year residency or training program in psychiatry which meets the certification requirement of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. 
  • Maintain a license to practice medicine in the State of New York as issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure.


  • This position is responsible for collaborative relationships of Nurse Practitioners within the agency. Supervisory responsibilities may include consistent coaching, feedback, & development, review & approval of timecards, and completing performance reviews & development plans.