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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/10/24

Applications Due07/15/24

Vacancy ID155919


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychiatrist 1 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade38

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $265582 to $265582 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address Central NY DDSOO - Human Resources Office

8163 Gore Road

City Rome


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State, and completion of a training program in psychiatry approved by the ABPN.

License and Certification: Loss of license or limited permit to practice medicine in New York State or failure to maintain certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (if required) will result in action to remove you from the position.
• Credentials will be reviewed at the time of interview.
Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: In some agencies, the names of all prospective employees will
• be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL), maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.
Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s),
• be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). You must report all convictions. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal law, And may
• be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
You are responsible for payment of all required fees.
Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
• NYS license to practice medicine: Information on requirements for licensure should be directed to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions at: The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Medicine Unit, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000; (518) 474-3817 ext. 260; or email:
• Certification in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, or Forensic Psychiatry: Information on requirements for certification in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, or forensic psychiatry may be obtained by mail from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., 2150 E. Lake Cook Road, Suite 900, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; by phone at (847) 229-6500; or on the Internet at
• Accredited training programs in psychiatry: Information regarding acceptable accredited training programs in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, or forensic psychiatry can be obtained by mail from the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education, Suite 2000, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 755-5000; or on the Internet at

• Psychiatrists are an essential part of the Article 16 Clinic behavioral health team.
• They provide comprehensive psychiatric treatment services built on principles of effective, measurable, and accountable care.
• As medical doctors, psychiatrists are responsible for ensuring that all services are integrated to promote mental and physical health and recovery.
• Additionally, since psychopharmacology has become an integral component of modern mental health treatment, psychiatrists serve as primary prescribers.
• The Psychiatrist 1 may also provide clinical supervision and guidance to other medical personnel or clinicians and may supervise psychiatric care and treatment services for an assigned facility or program.
• The Psychiatrist 1 will advise residential multi-disciplinary treatment teams on implementing psychiatric plans of care.
• As a Psychiatrist 1, you will serve as a practicing specialist under the direction of a higher-level Psychiatrist or Physician.



Additional Comments This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). HELPS Program titles may be filled via a non-competitive appointment. This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.

If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee. In June 2024, if you are performing successfully in the position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive. Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period will begin and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive employment status converted to permanent competitive status. You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.

Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Central NY DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at: to obtain information and RA forms.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at 518-473-3130 or via email at
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Central NY DDSOO - Human Resources Office

Telephone 315-339-0110

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address


Street Central NY DDSOO - Human Resources Office

8163 Gore Road

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingPlease email your resume to and reference vacancy ID in your email.

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