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Services for the UnderServed


We envision a city where everyone has a roof over their head, is healthy, productive and can enjoy the social connections that create a life of purpose.

Founded in 1978, Services for the UnderServed (SUS) works with more than 25,000 individuals and families to create pathways to rich and productive lives by offering housing, employment, skills-building, treatment and rehabilitation. By delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person, we transform lives, improve neighborhoods and boost future generations. With a staff of 2,000, SUS is supported by various local, state and federal government agencies as well as foundations, corporations and individuals donors.

Providing close to $200 Million in services, SUS is headquartered in New York City and operates its programs and services throughout the 5 boroughs.

Purpose: The Psychiatrist provides oversight to Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in the Services for the UnderServed operated interdisciplinary mobile team. The Psychiatrist will provide psychiatric treatment to . Refer residents for ongoing psychiatric care in the community. Monitor ongoing care. This role is comprised of significant field work, travel is required to visit clients in their home and other settings.

Job Functions:
1.Meet with Program Director, Director of Social Services, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to discuss shelter residents
2.Review psychiatric evaluations of all residents done by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and provide consultation on client diagnoses and treatment
3.Provide referrals for transitional Psychiatric Treatment to all residents not currently in care
4.Write medical prescriptions as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements
5.Review all health assessments completed by the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and provide clinical feedback.
6.Provide medication management which includes prescription refills and medication education to consumers
7.Administer medications including those administered by injection
8.Document patient medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes
9.Prepare psychiatric assessments for the purpose of HRA 2010e Housing Application and/or other documentation for housing
10.Collaborate with HRA2010E reviewers in the case of a client being denied eligibility
11.Communicate and coordinate care with psychiatrists in the community, as needed
12.Refer residents to emergency care if needed, work with emergency responders/emergency room staff to coordinate emergency treatment, coordinate treatment and discharge planning with hospital staff
13.Provide monthly in-service staff training and consultation to the social service team, as needed
Provide crisis intervention and address all emergency situations as appropriate
14.Assist in building evacuation during fire drills and building emergencies
15.Maintain up-to-date, accurate, complete, and timely consumer chart documentation
16.Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervisions, and trainings as needed
17.Attend face-to-face supervision with Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners at least monthly
18.Be available for on-call staff consultation
19.Complete other tasks as deemed necessary by agency leadership
20.Work schedule negotiable; some availability in evening and on weekends preferred
21.Comply with all SUS Employee Policies, Procedures, and Protocols, SUS Corporate Compliance Policies, and NYS Dept. of Social Services Rules, Regulations, and Statutes


Licensed physician in NY state
•Must be registered as an NY State Medicaid provider
•Must have DEA # and an individual NPI #
•Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification
•Preference is given to those who have experience working on a multi-disciplinary team and/or previous experience with homeless population


Jennifer Kakopieros, Recruitment Manager:

Posted on 03/28/17; CVMHA ID #10880