AGENCY MEDICAL DIRECTOR/AOT Psychiatrist
Position details The Max Salary has been amended from $136,198 to $180,000 (Annually). Salary may exceed, if commensurate with background.The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for the management and oversight of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program in New York City. The AOT program was established as a result of Kendra's Law which went into effect in November 1999. Kendra's' Law was passed by the New York State Legislature as an amendment to the Mental Hygiene Law to allow for outpatient civil commitment of individuals with histories of serious mental illness, difficulty engaging in rehabilitation, and who present high risk to themselves or the community. Through the use of a court-ordered treatment plan consumers have the opportunity to better engage in community based treatment and graduate to less restrictive mental health rehabilitation services.Reporting to the Medical Director the AOT Psychiatrist will:• Interview consumers.• Investigate community referrals.• Develop and review treatment plans.• Confer with AOT case monitors to determine the adequacy and appropriateness of proposed treatment plans.• Review inpatient referrals.• Review consumer records.• Testify in court.• Coordinate case conferances and participate in service presentations.• Examine consumers who have been referred to AOT or are in need of having their court order renewed to determine their eligibility.• Review treatment plans and confer with case monitoring staff to insure recovery oriented services.• Review charts and participate in case conferences for consumers whose needs are not being met. Min Qual Qualifications 1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and 4yrs of medical practice including 1yr of background in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or2. A combination of education and/or background equivalent to that listed in "1" above. However, all applicants must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and 1 yr of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Preferred Skills The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of mental health treatment services and the service delivery system and best practices as well as excellent oral and written correspondence abilities. Knowledge of Kendra's Law, its implementation and background testifying in court a plus.
New York City Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene
Nonprofit & Public Policy
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