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Psychiatrist (P/T)

Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS 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 in this position is responsible for completing the initial suicide screening form prior to the admission of each patient that presents to the hospital. The psychiatrist will be responsible for documentation and timely finalization of this screening form in the electronic medical record. In addition this position will take on the responsibility of working in conjunction with the Advanced Practice Nurse when a form is needed to be completed by a Physician. This Psychiatrist position will allow for the use of onsite psychiatry care and Telepsychiatry in combination to perform the essential job functions. Generally, the Telepsychiatrist will work Monday through Friday 8 am to 12 pm in the SH's time zone. Some deviations to the schedule may be pre-approved by the supervisor to meet the needs of the Telepsychiatrist and the SH. This position will cover for the care of patients assigned to the Advanced Practice Nurse when the nurse is not on the unit. This will entail participating in the case formulation, multidisciplinary case conference, treatment plan reviews, medication reviews, and completing psychiatric evaluations.

This psychiatrist will also work with medical students and residents rotating through the hospital as assigned by the Medical Director. The physician will provide treatment to HHS Employees in the course and scope of employment. The psychiatrist is under the general supervision of the medical director and ultimately responsible to the facility superintendent (governing body in situ).

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.

Completion of the initial admission suicide screening form.

Physician backup for completing Physician Certificates required by the Advanced Practice Nurse.

Assuming responsibility for the care of the patient's assigned to the Advanced Practice Nurse on the weekday when the assigned doctor is routinely off also on days when the Advanced Practice Nurse is out ill or away on scheduled annual leave.

Testify in court on those patients for whom the Physician Certificate has been completed.

Provides other necessary psychiatric assessments for patients not assigned to him/her which can include second opinions, second physician certificates and assessments when the assigned clinician is not available.

Completes face-to-face assessments within the specified time on those patients that have been restrained or are in seclusion.

Is available to respond to all questions and concerns by the nursing staff and other clinical care staff. This will include calling in necessary orders as well as performing medical evaluations on patients of concern as needed.

Documents all interactions and orders according to Medical Staff Bylaws and other policies put forth by Rio Grand State Center.

Provides treatment to HHS Employees in the course and scope of employment. Maintains unrestricted, active Physician license by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

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:
Knowledge of psychiatric principles and methods; of methods and procedures in general medicine; and of the principles and practices in the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans.

Skill in the care and treatment of patients, in the use of medical and psychiatric diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment, and in conducting psychiatric research.

Ability to direct psychiatric activities; to examine, diagnose, and treat mental disorders; to interpret psychological diagnoses and analyses; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, an/or supervise the work of others.

Ability to diagnose and treat mental disorders as well as the ability to recognize and refer non-psychiatric medical conditions for appropriate treatment.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas.

Must be licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Texas.

Successful completion of a residency approved by the accreditation Council on graduate medical education or equivalent body.

Three years post-residency clinical experience in their respective specialty. Initial Selection Criteria:
Full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas

Three years post-residency clinical experience in their respective specialty

Completed accredited psychiatric residency program

Board eligible/Board certified status
Additional Information:
Requisitions # 472825

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.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
Requires work with medical students and psychiatry residents plus other specialties as needed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Requisition#472825 MOS Code:
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.
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. Home Page - FAQ's - Contact Us: 1-888-894-4747, TTY - 1-866-839-2747, FAX - 1-866-245-3646 or E-mail
Application Mailing Address - P.O. Box 6629, Round Rock, TX 78683-6629, Attn: Staffing and Recruitment

Keywords: Texas Health and Human Services, Harlingen , Psychiatrist (P/T), Healthcare , Harlingen, Texas

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