Psychiatrist (Per Diem or Part Time)

Job Title: Psychiatrist

Reports To: Medical Director/ Vice President of Program

FLSA Status: Exempt

Notice: 4 Weeks

Grade: Clinical


The Psychiatrist provides clinical services, including diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues to adults.


  • 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 an 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.
  • Provide collaboration for Nurse Practitioners within the team and agency
  • Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.


  • 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.