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Psychologist - Emergency Department

Company: Tandym Health
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

A healthcare network in New York City is looking to add a licensed Psychologist to join their Emergency Department team at one of their Bronx facilities. In this role, the Psychologist will be responsible for providing professional / clinical services to patients in the Emergency Department to assess and address the need for psychiatric and/or substance abuse treatment, disposition and follow-up as appropriate.

About the Opportunity:

  • Schedule: Monday to Friday
  • Hours: 8am to 4pm
  • Setting: Emergency Department
  • Call: NoneResponsibilities:

    The Psychologist will:
    • Perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
    • Consult with the Attending Psychiatrist for evaluation of findings of the psychiatric, and health screening in order to make prospective decisions about treatment.
    • Manage psychiatric emergencies by determining the level of risk, and initiating and coordinating effective emergency care
    • Contact the patient's outpatient psychiatrist (or clinician) to exchange clinical information
    • Develop a differential diagnosis derived from the collection and synthesis of assessment data
    • Consult with other members of the interdisciplinary team to determine, evaluate, and plan immediate treatment interventions, goals/objectives
    • Provide debriefing to Emergency Department staff after critical incidents
    • Coordinate with risk management team and NYPD to facilitate psychiatric treatment of Emergency Department patients who are in custody
    • Perform other duties, as neededQualifications:
      • 2+ years of post-licensure experience working with a Severely Mentally Ill population
      • Ph.D. or Clinical/Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program
      • 1-year internship approved by the applicant's graduate programDesired Skills:
        • Knowledge of DSM 5
        • Knowledge of a variety of theoretical models for the treatment of patients with psychiatric illness & the ability to apply them
        • Knowledge of the OMH/Joint Commission regulations as they relate to Departments of Psychiatry
        • Knowledge of charting requirementsYour privacy is important to us. For consideration, please submit your CV in confidence and our recruiter will contact you to discuss job location and details before forwarding your CV to our client for an interview.

Keywords: Tandym Health, Mount Vernon , Psychologist - Emergency Department, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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