Job Description

Extended Job Title
Corr Psychiatrist - H88671

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691501 - Psych Montford Unit

Position Description
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 Unit Medical Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • 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.
  • Conducts Telepsychiatry clinics as needed.
  • Takes regional and inhouse call on rotation basis.
  • Assists the regional physician for psychiatry with risk management tasks as assigned.
  • Performs as a responsible and cooperative team member. Adheres to institutional standards of ethics and professional conduct. On time for appointments and meetings. Considerate of work space and time of other staff. Maintains confidences regarding personal lives of colleagues. Maintains a responsible, task-oriented demeanor on the job. Communicates with others in a respectful, courteous manner. Adheres to dress code. Responsible for accurate and timely submission of Web leave Reporting. Responsible for accurately monitoring own leave with supervisor.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Negotiable Based on Experience

Pay Basis

Work Location
Lubbock, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
2-4 years experience preferred in a clinical setting.
Approved Residency training in Psychiatry and Board Eligible/Board Certified in Psychiatry

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
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.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
As Assigned.


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 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

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