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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/11/18

Applications Due05/29/18

Vacancy ID53272

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitlePsychiatrist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade38

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $191434 to $191434 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health, New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10001

Minimum Qualifications Transfer:
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.


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 Description The 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 Clinical Coordinator of Homeless Services for the NYCFO. The incumbent of this position assists with the development of standards and programs relating to the clinical and behavioral health services provided within the New York City (NYC) region by facilities and programs operated, contracted and licensed by the Office of Mental Health that focus on the needs of street or sheltered homeless recipients. Additionally, the incumbent serves as a consultant for the Psychiatric Services & Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) project by providing clinical support and guidance in their efforts to provide clinical, program and system level information about the needs and services received by homeless recipients. 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 related to the Governor’s Homeless Initiative which includes:
• Implementing and overseeing ten state-contracted Assertive Community Treatment Teams and other outreach and transition in care services focused on homeless recipients identified through City mental health program shelters; and
• Efforts to maximize communication between OMH licensed Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs, recipients and NYC region shelter providers so that successful protocols in this area can be shared with programs in other parts of the state; and
• Assisting providers and recipients with the aim of moving homeless recipients off the streets and out of shelters into appropriate, safe and stable housing.

Participate in defining core clinical competencies for staff of facilities and programs operated by OMH in the NYC region, and collaborate with Central Office and NYCFO staff to schedule meetings and site visits to maximize communication between homeless providers, City stakeholders (DHS/HRA, NYCDOHMH, etc.) to promote learning and best practice implementation.

Provide insight and consultation to the NYCFO staff related to the clinical context of system reform efforts to promote recovery and overall wellness for homeless recipients, including issues such as engagement techniques, understanding the various services/programs available to homeless recipients, and the housing and other resources specifically targeted to this population.

Consult on matters related to quality of care in programs operated and licensed by OMH in the NYC region that serve homeless recipients with a focus on establishing low-burden, highly actionable indicators of success related to implementation of the new ACT teams, and other City/State efforts related to improving housing access and services provided to homeless recipients.

Coordinate, as appropriate, with senior staff from several Bureaus to meet collective objectives.

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

Name Nicole Swankey


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #53272 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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