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Psychiatrist Job



Job Number: 70870431816

Location: Danville, IL

Date Posted: 6-22-2016

 

Wexford Health Sources, the nation's leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.  At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist (28 hours per week) to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Danville Correctional Center, in Danville, IL.

We’re proud to offer our providers an extremely competitive benefits package including:

  • Company-paid medical malpractice insurance
  • No completing insurance forms and waiting for reimbursement
  • No hassles or overhead costs associated with private practice
  • Steady income with no need to look for new patients
  • Annual review with performance increase
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

The Psychiatrist, licensed in the state of assignment, will be under the supervision of the Medical Director. They are responsible for providing consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to inmates at the correctional facility. The proper candidate will work effectively with patients, patient families as appropriate, dental staff, and medical and support staff (i.e., pharmacy, laboratory) and consulting physicians and dentist, etc.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provide onsite psychiatrist assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those inmates referred by the medical or clinical services staff.
  2. Provide written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course.
  3. Screening of inmates prior to community correctional facility placement and evaluation of inmates for possible transfer to a psychiatric treatment facility.
  4. Where applicable, provide psychiatric services for inpatient Mental Health Unit, to include assessment and diagnostic, staffing, treatment planning, and regular review of all inmates assigned.
  5. Where applicable, provide psychiatric services for all inmates referred by the Mental Health Unit for those inmates in the general population who need regular psychiatric/mental health follow-up.
  6. Other duties as required and/or assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. 


 

Licensing: Current state MD license

Certification:

Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred

Current CPR certification

Education: Medical degree; internships/residency in Psychiatry

Preferred experience: Correctional experience preferred

EOE/M/F/D/V


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