Psychiatrist III

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    4730 COLLEGE DR, VERNON, TX
    Full-time

    Job Description


    Psychiatrist III

    Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

    The Psychiatrist III will be 8-5 M-F on Behavioral Management Treatment Program

    The Psychiatrist III provides psychiatric evaluations, care, and treatment to the patients at North Texas State Hospital and services such as an effective champion of the Social Learning approach to treatment. The Psychiatrist is the clinical leader of a Treatment Team providing guidance to other treatment team members regarding the treatment of the patients under their care. Completion of duties require complex decision making within the guidelines laid out in the data sources referenced herein.

    The Psychiatrist takes an active role in leadership and demonstration of the program practices, social learning principles, and serves as a teacher, trainer, coach, and mentor for both patients and staff. The Psychiatrist supports and promotes the matrix schedule of activities by taking an active role in assuring that the therapeutic activities of his / her treatment team conform to the prescribed schedule.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Evaluates, diagnoses, prescribes, and supervises treatment by using the Social Learning approach to assigned patients toward the goal of either gaining competency to stand trial or passing the Dangerousness Review Board, conforming to the Medical Staff By-laws, Commissioner's Rules, and the applicable laws. Evaluates the patient's response to treatment and makes an appropriate disposition of the case at an appropriate time. Promotes working with the interdisciplinary treatment team by facilitating a unified effective team approach using the expertise of all team members. Participates in the Behavior Management Treatment Program Quality Improvement Team as requested, provides psychiatric expertise to the unit management team activities, and providing as appropriate documentation for treatment with psychoactive medications and for special treatments. Maintains a high level of clinical competency related to delineate clinical privileges to enhance patient care. Completes mandatory training and satisfies continuing education requirements. Responds to hospital-wide professional needs in providing coverage and professional consultation as assigned to assure medical / psychiatric needs of the patients are met. Also provides special consultation to other members of the medical staff on medical conditions for which he is qualified to offer such consultation. Serves on appointed committees and work groups assigned by the Clinical Director and / or Superintendent. All other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director and/or Program Director. Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Thorough knowledge of medicine, general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and community psychiatry. Knowledge and understanding of the Administrative Policies and Procedures, Medical Staff By-laws, Rules and Regulations, and HHSC Administrative Law.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    A license to practice medicine in Texas plus successful completion of a residency in psychiatry, approved by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent body. Thorough knowledge of and clinical skills in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and community psychiatry. Skills in leading and coordinating activities of the interdisciplinary treatment team in in-patient evaluation, treatment plan development, treatment implementation, and documentation of all phases of treatment.

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    A license to practice medicine in Texas plus successful completion of a residency in psychiatry, approved by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent body.

    Additional Information:
    This position is for the Behavior Management Treatment Program of NTSH - Vernon Campus.

    Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

    MOS Code:
    Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

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    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 556640565Posted: 2020-05-21