The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.
Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees- including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals- deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.
Department description (Brooklyn Mobile Crisis):
It provides in-home mental health and crisis intervention services to individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and are unable to secure traditional mental health services in the community.
Though this position is field based and will work with clients who live in Brooklyn, the office location is temporarily located at 148 West 125th Street, NY, NY till June 30, 2019; the office location will then relocate to 1630 East 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY.
The full time Psychiatrist will be responsible for providing direct psychiatric evaluation, medical assessment and intervention to mentally ill individuals in the community who are experiencing, or at risk of, an acute psychological crisis. Provides consultation and education to program staff, other agencies and other disciplines, including other services of VNSNY. Assists in the overall functioning of the Mobile Crisis. Works under general direction.
Licensure: Board certification or eligibility required. New York State Physicians License required.
Education: Medical degree from an accredited college of medicine required. Completion of residency program in psychiatry required.
Experience: Two years of experience in working with patients in mental health setting preferred. Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.