AFP Psychiatrist

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Vernon , TX 76384

Posted 3 months ago

Psychiatrist IIIAre 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 provides psychiatric evaluations, care, and treatment to the patients at North Texas State hospital by serving 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 requires complex decision making within the guidelines laid out in the date sources referenced herein. The psychiatrist functions under the sole supervision of the Chief Psychiatrist.

The Psychiatrist takes an active role in leadership and demonstrations 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 or her treatment team conform to the prescribed schedule. Knowledge of the Social Learning Program is evident through participation and leadership in all treatment team settings including QIT meetings and cross-disciplinary shift reports.

The Vernon South Campus serves as a long-term treatment center for adolescents ranging from 13 to 17-years old. The Vernon North Campus serves the forensic and psychiatric needs of adults in a maximum-security setting.Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

*Evaluates, diagnoses, prescribes, and supervises treatment by using the Social Learning approach to assigned patients toward the goal of the patients gaining competency to stand trial, 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 program Quality Improvement Team as requested, provides psychiatric expertise to program activities, and provides appropriate psychoactive medication treatment as licensed. Shall comply with NTSH, DSHSTX, and JCAHO standards for physician's documentation.

*Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and medical staff activities to promote quality care by adhering to the IOP standard.

*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 and psychiatric needs of the patients are met. Also provides special consultation to other members of the medical staff on medical conditions for which he or she is qualified to offer.

*Serves on appointed committees and work groups assigned by the Clinical Director, Program 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.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. 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 DSHS 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.

A demonstrated ability to evaluate patients and develop appropriate treatment plans and implement effective treatment. 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:

Applicants submit a complete application and meet the outlined standards.Additional Information:

Requisition #395080All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility. Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.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.MOS Code:
60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

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.



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