Psychiatric MD

Job Title:   Psychiatric MD, Grade 11

Reports to: Director, Outpatient Mental Health Clinical Services

FLSA Status/Schedule:  Exempt; 37.5 hours per week

Location:  Syracuse and Fulton Mental Health Clinics

ARISE’s mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.

Job Summary:

The Psychiatric MD provides children, adolescents and adults with primary mental healthcare, including the diagnosis of mental illness, medication management and family and group therapy, as well as mental health promotion.  Provide mental healthcare to families in a number of settings, including clinics, community centers, and schools. The Psychiatrist is to be clinically competent; delivers care to clients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with clients, significant others, and other mental health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.


  • New York State licensed Psychiatrist (MD) Board certified or Board eligible status
  • Have met/immediately meet credentialing requirements in order for insurers to be billed for services provided, including Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurers
  • Prior experience in an outpatient mental health or similar setting preferred
  • Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Psychiatric care

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct interviews, mental status assessments, and diagnostic tests to determine diagnosis and current mental health status of clients
  • Manage client medication regimens; prescribe drugs and psychotropic medication treatments as indicated by diagnosis and lab results; observe and document client’s response to pertinent medications
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments and medication education to clients and families
  • Participate in treatment planning process and crisis intervention services when necessary
  • Complete all necessary written reports in a timely manner and in accordance with program and agency standards
  • Review and sign clinical admissions, treatment plans, and discharges
  • Provide consultation to members of the clinical team
  • Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members
  • Administer injections according to established procedure and follow established procedures for sharps disposal, as needed
  • Comply with established infection control procedures complying with OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens Standard to ensure a safe working environment
  • Uphold the codes of conduct and ethics as well as all ARISE policies and procedures
  • Exercise sound judgment as a matter of course, and hold protected health information and other sensitive information in the strictest of confidence in accordance with ARISE and HIPAA policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Generous paid time off includes:
    • 12 holidays
    • 20 Earned Time Off days in years 1 & 2; increases to 25 ETO days after 2 years
  • Participation in the 401(k) plan can start soon following date of hire; employer match after one year; 100% vesting immediately
  • Very affordable, comprehensive group medical insurance coverage, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible spending arrangement (medical / dependent care)
  • Free life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Free / Confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Option to enroll in voluntary benefit plans at annual open enrollment