Part time - 15 hours a week
The Corrections Psychiatrist will be responsible for the delivery of psychotherapy, diagnostic,
and therapeutic services in a contract facility. The Psychiatrist will also act as a member of the
multi-disciplinary treatment team and a liaison with other medical disciplines. The Psychiatrist
diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, organizes data
concerning patient’s family, medical history, and onset of symptoms obtained from patient,
relatives, and other sources, such as nurse and social worker.
Completion from an accredited medical school facility with a degree of Doctor of
Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
Completion of a US based residency program in a mental health facility.
Current, unrestricted license to practice psychiatry in the state the facility is located in
(maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times).
Designated Forensic Evaluator preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
Experience with mental health delivery systems.
Previous professional experience in the mental field that indicates knowledge of
diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorder and psychological evaluation
techniques, including psychological assessment instruments.
Excellent critical thinking and assessment skills.
Ability to make decisions independently.
Assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively.
Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
Intermediate computer skills.
Proficient in the use of Electronic Medical Records.
Ability to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff; and philosophically
committed to the objectives of the facility.
Strong knowledge of general medicine and psychotherapy, current developments in the
field of psychology, hospital and clinic organization, management, and procedures.
TITLE: Psychiatrist FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
REPORTS TO: Health Service
Capable of preparing written reports and able to handle legal depositions and court
Maintains an active Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
Must have an unrestricted and valid prescriptive authority with Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) and Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).
Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
May be required to work nights, weekend, and holidays.
Provides 24 hour mental health consultation services to inmate patients in situations
requiring immediate crisis intervention.
Provides a positive and professional representation of CFG Health Systems, LLC.
Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient’s right to privacy.
Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence
of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification,
reporting documentation, and prevention.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and
developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and
storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Attends all CFG Health Systems related staff meetings.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Completes required orientation and trainings directed by facility.
Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
Follows facility and CFG Health Systems Occurrence Protocol.
Adheres to PREA regulations.
Maintains security clearance for the assigned facility.
Identifies and utilized appropriate channels of communication with supervising staff.
Performs and documents psychiatric assessments, screenings, diagnosis, treatments and
evaluations on inmate patients referred by the nursing/professional staff of the assigned
correctional facility consistent with the National Commission on Correctional Health
Care (NCCHC) standards of care, American Psychological Association (APA), NJ 10-A,
American Correctional Association (ACA) and Performance Based National Detention
Standards (PBNDS) as appropriate.
Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained.
Analyze and evaluate patient data and test findings to diagnose nature and extent
of mental disorder.
In conjunction with the mental health director, supports and provides direction for the
psychiatric and behavioral health care delivery system and coordinates with the other
functions within the institution.
Determines nature and extent of mental disorder, and formulates treatment program.
Meets regularly with the site mental health and medical staff for mental health issues, as
Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat
mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders as allowed by state regulations and under the
guidelines of the approved CFG formulary.
Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other
professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history
obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals.
Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patient to provide information on
general physical condition and mental disorder
Participates in treatment team activities to include the development and periodic review
of patient treatment plans and will take necessary steps when a patient refuses treatment.
Conducts and reviews forensic evaluations.
Follows and enforces security regulations for keys, sharps, and controlled medications.
Contributes to behavioral health program development, policies, and evaluation.
Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in
the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmate patients are treated in a
professional, ethical and tactful manner.
Confer with patient’s relatives regarding illness and treatments.
Collaborates with and supervises Advanced Practice Nurses.
Designate the level of care to be performed and the necessary equipment needed.