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Psychiatric Medical Director-Child Youth Service - Sign on bonus

Company: Community Renewal Team
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1963, CRT has been there helping people - helping families - during their time of greatest need. We know that many people in our community struggle every day just to put food on the table. But we also know it doesn't have to be that way, and that the work we do aims to help people "meet life's challenges" head on!

CRT offers dozens of programs every single day, helping tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. The changes that CRT helps people to make create new opportunities for a brighter tomorrow. When you join CRT as an employee, you will begin a brighter tomorrow for yourself, and you will quickly find that you are part of a team that shares your passion for helping other people to find solutions that can turn their world around.

Please Note: For the safety of our employees and clients, CRT MANDATES the COVID 19 VACCINE as a condition of employment. Medical and religious waiver requests are available and require approval.


The employee will supervise psychiatric and substance use services, direct services in accordance with guidelines of federal, state, and local governing, regulatory and accreditation organizations, will serve as a licensed representative for COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM to obtain regulatory approval for program service operation, assumes all treatment responsibility for programs, lead professional staff in maintaining quality and safety in the delivery of all care, and provide psychiatric and substance use assessment and treatment to meet need of patients at all service locations.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Provides direct patient care to children and Youth and the families
  • Supervises clinical team members in the assessment and treatment of patients with identified behavior disorders.
  • Primary responsibilities include psychiatric evaluation of patients admitted to the program in accordance with clinical policy and procedures, psychiatric treatment interventions including pharmacotherapy (if appropriate), and on-site assessment of patient risk to determine the need for hospitalization.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of care, superior service and compassion in order to meet the needs of all customers (patients, families, guests, fellow employees, Physicians/APRNs, payers and the community) we serve.
  • Formulates clear treatment goals for patients based on assessments, as indicated in the treatment plan, and updates treatment goals as patient's needs change as reflected in progress notes, and

    minimally based on funding designation.
    • Provides initial evaluation of patients to ensure that they meet basic utilization review criteria for acceptance into an outpatient level of care.
      • Demonstrates a consistent ability to use psychopharmacologic agents appropriately in an child youth out-patient population.
      • Participates in Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance program in such as areas as the development of medical quality outcome measures, peer review, second opinion, as requested by

        Community Renewal Team's Vice President of Clinical and Senior Service.
        • Will provide services as the collaborator for all clinical staff, to include medical professional staff (APRN, PA) to ensure adherence to federal, state and other regulatory organizations
          • Other duties as assigned.


            Education: Graduate of an accredited school of medicine leading to a medical degree, and completion of an approved residency program in psychiatry.

            Minimum Years of Experience: Must have Psychiatric Residency completed.

            Active Certification in good Standing: Current Connecticut MD License. Board-certified in Neurology, Psychiatry (Psychiatry), in child youth practice. Must have Psychiatric Residency completed

            Demonstrate skills: Ability to function in a complex system and to interact with other professionals regarding the treatment of patients. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with people of diverse backgrounds and educational levels.

            Knowledge: Knowledge of principles, procedures and techniques of general psychiatric practice and knowledge of current trends in psychiatry for children and Youth. Knowledge of community, state and federal resources available to patients.

            Physical and TB Required: Yes, required prior to appointment

            Bilingual: Preferred- Language Spanish speaking

            ADA COMPLIANCE

            Physical Ability: Tasks involve sedentary to light work, involving some reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling of objects and materials.

            Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

            Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

            • Group Health
            • Dental Insurance
            • Vision Insurance
            • Life/Disability/Accident/Critical Illness Insurance
            • 401(k) with Safe Harbor matching
            • Vacation/Sick/Personal Time
            • 14 holidays per year!
            • Mileage reimbursement

Keywords: Community Renewal Team, Hartford , Psychiatric Medical Director-Child Youth Service - Sign on bonus, Executive , Hartford, Connecticut

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