Psychiatrist, Queens Forensic Psychiatry Court Clinic (Attending Physician AS L-3), Correctional Health Services

NYC Health + Hospitals - New York, NY3.8

Full-time
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With approximately 60,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population in twelve jails citywide, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is responsible for the delivery of medical and behavioral health care, social work services, discharge planning and reentry services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of health care to the justice-involved population and works continuously to improve access to, and quality and continuity of, care within the jail system.

Job Description

This full-time position reports to the Director of the Queens Forensic Psychiatry Court Clinic in the Division of Correctional Health Services and is responsible for conducting court-ordered psychiatric evaluations of defendants in the Queens criminal justice system, preparing reports in a timely manner and, if necessary, providing courtroom testimony related to their findings. This position will also be expected to provide quality and reliable supervision to psychiatric trainees as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Assignment Level II / III

Physicians Practicing General Medicine
Graduation from an approved school of medicine; and
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in New York State; and
Five (5) years of full-time licensed experience as a physician practicing general medicine acceptable to the Medical Board of the hospital.
Physicians Practicing in a Specialty Area

Graduation from an approved school of medicine; and
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in New York State; and
Current Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board; and
Five (5) years of full-time licensed experience as a physician practicing in her/his field of specialty acceptable to the Medical Board of the hospital.
Department Preferences

Excellent diagnostic and evaluation skills with particular attention to issues related to forming opinions about legal questions
Excellent forensic report writing skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets
Preferred Qualifications

Education

M.D. degree with active NY State license in good standing
ABPN Certification in Psychiatry
Completion of an ABPN-accredited fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
Experience

At least one year of experience writing forensic psychiatric reports (can include during fellowship training)
An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered

Responsibilities

Provide court-ordered evaluations for Queens Criminal and Supreme Courts.
Review of all available collateral information (e.g., legal documents, family contacts, medical records).
Consult defense attorney and ADA as appropriate
Examine defendant
Consult with other examiners as appropriate
Conduct psychological testing for specific cases as appropriate
Create a timely and concise written report documenting the rationale for and opinion about the mental health question at issue
Testify as required by courts
Provide specialty evaluations as needed and as appropriate (e.g., I/DD, Adolescents, Sex Offenders) either through existing expertise or through expertise developed through continuing education activities.
Provide teaching and supervision for clinicians in training.
Actively participate in staff meetings, clinic quality improvement projects, and supervision with the Director of the Queens clinic
Provide emergency interventions for defendants in mental health crises either in the clinic or when summoned by judges to courthouses
Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Queens clinic
How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or mail your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:

NYC Health + Hospitals / Correctional Health Services
Human Resources Department
55 Water Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Attn: Recruitment Unit

If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.