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Psychiatrist Opportunity

Cayuga Health System
Ithaca, New York
Closing date
May 23, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type

Psychiatrist Opportunity located in picturesque Ithaca, New York. Join an Integrated, Innovative, Independent Provider Lead Health Care System with Excellent Quality of Life. This is a full time, health system employed Psychiatrist position with a competitive base salary and incentives. We have a full complement of medical and surgical sub-specialty service lines to support our growing healthcare network including ample support from advanced providers, nursing and support staff. Cayuga Medical Center is also home to an Internal Medicine residency program.

Provide clinically indicated psychiatric services to Ithaca College students in the Student Health Center at Ithaca College with close collaboration and support with a primary care integrated behavioral health team. We are looking for psychiatric care to be provided on a continuum with a multi-disciplinary medical team that includes primary care providers, an integrated primary care behaviorist, and a collaborative care consulting psychiatrist in close collaboration with Ithaca College campus partners. The Psychiatrist would serve as a staff member of the Medical Department employed by Cayuga Health at Ithaca College.

  • Psychiatric assessment and evaluation of students screened and referred to them under the direction of the Director of Student Health Services.
  • Psychiatric care will center on providing care for students with outpatient psychiatric care needs that fall outside of the scope of primary care services.
  • Psychiatric assessment and evaluation of students returning to campus following medical leaves of absence or inpatient admissions as needed.
  • Psychiatric diagnostic assessments for common college health mental health conditions such as ADHD, Eating disorders, unstable Bipolar Disorder.
  • Psychiatric treatment as indicated, to include counseling and initiation, prescribing, and management of psychopharmacologic treatment.
  • Provide medical orders as necessary, including required labs, medications, and other interventions as needed or appropriate.
  • Collaboration with campus partners such as CAPS, Student Accessibility Services, ICare, and others.
  • Complete required assessment and treatment documentation in a timely manner and in a professionally acceptable format compatible with College s record-keeping.
  • Consultation with staff when necessary to manage emergent patient issues.
  • Collaborate with, and provide education to, the College Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services staff, as well as to other members of the integrated primary care behavioral intervention team that may be involved in the patient s care and treatment.
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Student Health Services for improvement of mental health services provided by the College.

As a Physician, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality medical care to patients. You will diagnose and treat various medical conditions, collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare teams, and contribute to the overall well-being of patients. Your expertise and compassion will be instrumental in improving the health and lives of those you serve.

As a physician, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality medical care to patients within the scope of your qualifications and experience. Principal responsibilities will include the clinical care of patients within a physician led, patient centered team based environment, where the focus is on the provision of high quality, value based care.

$250,954.40 - 383,942.00 Annually

Key responsibilities

  1. Patient Care
    • Conduct comprehensive medical evaluations and assessments
    • Develop and implement personalized treatment plans for patients
    • Prescribe medication and other appropriate therapies
    • Order and interpret diagnostic tests and imaging
    • Perform medical procedures and surgeries when necessary
    • Monitor patient progress and adjust treatment plans as needed
    • Provide patient education
  2. Communication
    • Effectively communicate with patients, families, and colleagues
  3. Documentation
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records in a timely fashion
  4. Clinical Expertise
    • Stay current with latest medical research, treatments and technologies
    • Participate in CME and peer review activities
    • Collaborate with other specialists and healthcare professionals to optimize patient care
    • Work collaboratively with Advanced Practice Providers
    • Participate in the education of clinical learners (residents, APP students, etc)
  5. Quality and Safety
    • Participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient outcomes
    • Ensure safe care is provided to all patients
  6. Ethical and Professional Standards
    • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards of medical practice
    • Uphold patient confidentiality and privacy
    • Comply with all relevant laws and regulations.


  • Doctorate MD or DO from an accredited medical school required
  • Must have successfully completed a residency or fellowship commensurate with area of specialty.
  • Be board certified or eligible in the appropriate specialty, by a board acceptable to Hospital;
  • Obtain and maintain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency ( DEA ) registration;
  • Obtain Medical Staff Privileges within the Health system
  • DR-Current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in applicable state required
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of evidence based medicine
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compassion, empathy and a commitment to patient-centered care
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a healthcare team
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and CME.

Working conditions

  • Hospital, clinic, or healthcare facility setting
  • May include on call and weekend shifts as required.

NOTE: All provider salaries posted on this site are based on a full-time work basis. The salary for any part time position will be adjusted according to the full-time equivalency of the position.

In addition to salary, other compensation in the form of student loan repayment, sign-on bonus, and moving expense may be available and be included in total compensation .

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