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Psychiatrist Job



Job Number: 76140357407

Location: Pendleton, IN

Date Posted: 3-6-2017

Wexford of Indiana LLC is a member of the Wexford family of companies: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  Wexford provides clients with experienced management; technologically advanced services; and programs that control costs while ensuring quality of care. For more than two decades, the Wexford companies have 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 of Indiana LLC, 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. This posting is for a Full Time Psychiatrist at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Pendleton, IN.

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

  • Company-paid medical malpractice insurance
  • Generous company-paid CME allowance with paid time off to attend
  • 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
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • 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. 

Job Requirements:

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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