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Horizon Health Psychiatrist in Buffalo, New York


Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit corporation in Western New York that provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Horizon is committed to its community and its staff in the knowledge that a team of highly contented, highly trained and dedicated care givers is required to provide the highest quality, most effective, and empathetic treatment and recovery services to those in need. For more than 40 years, Horizon has remained constant in its commitment to be progressive and independent, and to seek out the best clinical and operational practices, emerging technologies and new strategies to help patients and their families. For 11 consecutive years Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Our sincerest appreciation to our employees, patients, families and community members who have the continued strength to work alongside our mission, Together for Recovery. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial psychiatric examinations for individuals admitted to mental health, chemical dependency, and rehabilitation and recovery programs and provide follow up medication management services.

  • Participate in clinical case conference and case reviews to programs to provide consultation and guidance with difficult cases, assures communication in multiple forums with counseling staff to be updated on consumer progress and outstanding issues or concerns.

  • Prescribes psychotropic and/or addiction medication to ameliorate symptoms; reviews incoming physical exams to ensure if the information is current and accurate.

  • Communicates to primary counselor the need to make referrals for physical exams with consumer's primary care physician.

  • Ensures that all confidential and potentially sensitive information is processed, maintained, and utilized in a strictly confidential manner.

  • Reviews and signs all treatment plans for chemical dependency programs within 7 days of the multi-disciplinary team approval --- as needed.

  • Documents all services provided in the case record. Must be literate with electronic health records.


  • Experience working with individuals with substance use disorders.

  • Have buprenorphine waiver (or be willing to obtain one within 1 month of start day --- training will be supported).


  • Masters required

  • MD or DO, PNP, NP NY state license and board certified (minimally board eligible) in Psychiatry. 1 year preferred, but not required in mental health or substance abuse. Strong preference for individuals well versed in addiction medicine.


Various clinics in Niagara and Erie County

Position Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Start and end times are negotiable

Why work at Horizon?

  • Summer Hours

  • Anniversary and Life Event Bonuses

  • Benefits and Wellness Program

  • Employee Appreciation Events

  • Growth and Educational Training Opportunities

  • 401k Match and Profit Sharing Programs

  • Employee Referral Bonuses

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.