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Medical Director – Mental Health Tompkins County

Employer
Cayuga Health System
Location
Ithaca, New York
Closing date
May 14, 2025

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of New York Board Eligibility or certification to practice psychiatry AND one year of supervisory and administrative experience.

SPEICAL REQUIREMENT:

Possession of a license to practice medicine and registered to practice medicine in the State of New York at the time of application.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

The Medical Director Mental Health will provide out-patient and emergency service assessments and treatment as required by the Commissioner of Mental Health Services. He or she will perform psychiatric consultation with individual patients, provide emergency medical and psychiatric services, as well as psychiatric consultations, examination and emergency backup for law enforcement agencies and courts within the county. The Medical Director will perform court evaluations as requested and order hospital commitments as indicated. He or she will apply psychiatric expertise to the planning coordination and operation of the mental health, substance use disorder and developmental disability services provided within Tompkins County. The employee will make recommendations to the Commissioner of Mental Health towards attaining an effective and comprehensive community mental health, substance use disorder and developmental disability program. He or she will assist the Commissioner of Mental Health Services in direct services and duties of the Local Government Unit. The incumbent exercises general supervision of over Health Services in direct services and duties of the Local Government Unit. The incumbent exercises general supervision over Psychiatrists and various program directors. Acts as a medical director for Clinical Services and Director of Community Services in accordance with New York State Mental Hygiene Law, 7.09, 41.04. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

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