New York State Civil Service Psychiatrist 2, Central Office; in New York, New York

Minimum QualificationsTransfer: Candidates must have permanent status as a Psychiatrist 2 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. If you are unsure if your current title qualifies for transfer, you may email OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV for a determination.


Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State and board certification in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Eligible for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

Duties DescriptionThe Office of Mental Health (OMH) is currently recruiting to fill a Psychiatrist 2 vacancy in the New York City Field Office (NYCFO). The Psychiatrist 2 will serve as the Medical Director for the NYCFO. The incumbent of this position will assist with the development of standards and programs relating to the clinical and behavioral health services provided within the New York City region by facilities and programs operated, contracted and licensed by the Office of Mental Health. Additionally, the incumbent serves as a consultant for the Psychiatric Services & Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) project by providing clinical support and guidance. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide clinical support and guidance to the staff in the NYCFO on all fronts, e.g., service development and design issues and quality concerns, including the coordination of a Grand Rounds series for staff.

Coordinate, as appropriate, with the OMH Chief Medical Officer and other Medical Directors for the Divisions of Adult, Forensics, and Children & Families.

Participate in defining core clinical competencies for staff of facilities and programs operated by OMH in the NYC region, chairs regular clinical and administrative leadership meetings (e.g., Inpatient/CPEP Directors’ meeting, Clinic Treatment Program Directors’ meeting, etc.)

Provide insight and consultation to the NYCFO staff related to the clinical context of system reform efforts such as NYS managed Medicaid redesign, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and value-based purchasing (VBP).

Consult with the NYS OMH Division of Quality Management on matters related to risk management and quality of care in programs operated and licensed by OMH in the NYC region.

Work closely to support the PSYCKES initiatives in NYC by involving PSYCKES staff in regularly scheduled meetings with clinical and programmatic leadership in the NYC region and in promoting the best practices gleaned from PSYCKES learning collaborative and other efforts.

Work closely with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) clinical and programmatic leadership on special initiatives and ongoing system reforms, as specific needs arise.

Participate in City/State planning and policy meetings to promote synergies between the system change agendas promoted by OMH, OASAS and NYC DOHMH.

Chair a High-Risk/High-Profile Case Review Committee that offers providers an opportunity to discuss complex, system-crossing cases with the NYCFO staff to develop case responses as well as learn about issues that can assist with system reform efforts.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Agency: Mental Health, Office of

Title: Psychiatrist 2, Central Office;

Occupational Category: Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade: 38

Bargaining Unit: PS&T; - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $191434 to $191434 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

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