In 2012, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) officially recognized correctional medicine as a Medical Specialty. This was the first step in making correctional medicine legitimate within the medical practice community.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, 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 Part-Time Psychiatrist, 12 hours per week. to join our team of healthcare professionals at Westmoreland County Prison in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
Responsible for the delivery of contracted psychiatric services including psychiatric intakes, assessments and evaluations, treatment and medication monitoring, and disposition of inmates within the correctional system. Serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and acts as a liaison with other medical disciplines. Ensures that psychiatric treatment services are delivered in a timely, effective, and cost efficient manner.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmate patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
LICENSING: Current license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.
EDUCATION: M.D. degree with psychiatry residency.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and treat medical and psychiatric disorders; and have knowledge and experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings.