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Correctional Medicine Psychiatrist (MD) PRN at Tulare County Jail Needed in Visalia, CA

Company: Wellpath
Location: Visalia
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

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Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the psychiatrist will be responsible for the mental health program at the county's correctional facilities.


Education for Psychiatrist:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
    Experience for Psychiatrist:
    • Prefer correctional/detention facility experience
      Licenses/Certifications for Psychiatrist:
      • Current, unrestricted state license as a physician
      • Current DEA license
      • Current life saving certificationResponsibilities

      • Provision of all required medication prescriptions and medication monitoring
      • Provision of ongoing individual counseling as required
      • Referral of all 5150 eligible patients
      • Supervision of LMFT
      • Respond to psychiatric emergencies as identified
      • Conduct monthly focused audits of a minimum of five charts and report semi-annually to the Quality Management Committee a summary of these findings
        o Deficiencies will be identified and recommendations for corrective action will be made
      • Review and countersign records of patients seen by mid-level providers and RNs as required
      • Countersign all verbal and telephone orders
      • Participate in Quality Management and Peer Review meetings
      • Monitor hospitalized patients to assure timely return to the detention facilities
      • Attend Quality Assurance and administrative meetings
      • Perform other duties as assigned.
        Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

        Keyphrases: correctional medical services jobs, correctional medicine jobs, correctional health services jobs, prison health services jobs

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