Job: Corr Psychiatrist - H94194

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Posted: 10/16/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 343964

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Corr Psychiatrist - H94194

Requisition ID
10316BR

Work Location
Lubbock

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus
HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department
Psych Montford Unit

Position Description
Assistant to the Regional Mental Health Director who provides clinical oversight and participates in involuntary and civil commitment proceedings, compelled medication hearings and capacity for medical decision making assessments. Will also be responsible for physician extender supervision and will function as back-up in the absence of the Regional Mental Medical Director.
Diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Provides professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate/patients. Insures that appropriate mental health care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion, regardless of segregation status. Renders judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to TTUHSC Correctional Health Services Policies and Procedures, TDCJ Policies and Procedures, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards. Works under general direction of the Regional Mental Health Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment.


Major/Essential Functions
  • Assistant to the Regional Mental Health Director.
  • Examines offender/patients to determine general mental health and prescribes treatment in conjunction with treatment teams' input and administers medication as needed.
  • Inspects, completes, and analyzes records, assigns, reviews and updates classification, completes admission notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries and makes rounds on patients admitted.
  • Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
  • May be asked to consult occasionally by telepsychiatry.
  • Takes in-house call on rotational basis and occasionally provides regional call when Regional Mental Health Director is not available.
  • Assists the regional physician for psychiatry with risk management tasks as assigned.
  • Mid-Level Provider Clinical Consultation - available to provide clinical guidance on diagnostic, treatment or other clinical questions that may arise.
  • Involuntary Inpatient Psychiatric Admission Evaluations as needed.
  • Civil commitment assessments and coordination as needed.
  • Clinical capacity assessments as needed.
  • Clinical oversight and participation in compelled medication process and assessments.
  • Clinical oversight of clinical activities in accordance with unit treatment program clinical guidelines.
  • Clinical consultation over items impacting daily clinical operations as needed.
  • Mid-level TMB supervision assignment (primary or secondary as directed by Regional Mental Health Medical Director).
  • Serve as back-up contact in the absence of the Regional Mental Health Director.
  • Coordinate onsite clinical education for Psychiatric staff, clerkship for residents and medical students in absence of the Regional Mental Health Director.


Occasional Duties
As Assigned.

Required Qualifications
+Education/Experience:+ Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) or equivalent plus 3 years related experience/training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+License/Certifications:+ * State Medical license * Drug Enforcement Agency * Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates


Preferred Qualifications
5-7 years experience preferred in a clinical setting.



EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification
Resume / CV


Job Type
Full Time

Pay Basis
Monthly

Minimum Hire Rate
Negotiable Based on Experience

Pay Statement
Starting salary is above the national average and is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Complete package also includes outstanding pension benefit (optional) that vests after five years.

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.


Travel Required
None

Shift
Other

Grant Funded?
No

Job Group
Professionals

Removal Date
04/11/2018

Application Instructions

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