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Corr Psychiatrist H99615 - Tele-Psychiatrist

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Managed Care

Posted: 4/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 482317

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Corr Psychiatrist H99615 - Tele-Psychiatrist

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691501 - Psych Montford Unit

Position Description
Diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.  Provides professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate/patients.  Insures that appropriate mental health care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion, regardless of segregation status.  Renders judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to TTUHSC Correctional Health Services Policies and Procedures, TDCJ Policies and Procedures, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards.  Works under general direction of the Unit Medical Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Performs duties as psychiatrist at all units when needed to meet contractual obligations and accreditation standards either on-site or by telepsychiatry clinics (up to 25% of the time).
  • Takes regional call to ensure there is continuous psychiatric coverage within the TTUHSC sector.
  • Will meet the minimum proficiency requirements for Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
  • Follows the professional conduct policies of the organization.
  • Participate in a full civil commitment process, including court appearance.
  • apply for additional state license as needed, New Mexico from the start.

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking.
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or styles.  Skill in organizing, planning and directing psychiatric services.  Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.  Organizes data concerning patient's family, medical history, and onset of symptoms obtained from patient, relatives and other sources such as Correctional Nurse and Correctional Asocial Workers.  Examines or refers patient to determine general physical condition.  Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained.  Determines nature and extent of mental disorder, and formulates treatment program.  Treats or directs treatment of patient, utilizing variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medications.  Computer skills.

2-4 years experience preferred in a clinical setting.  To perform this job successfully, electronic medical record experience is preferred.

Bilingual Preferred

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals

Occasional Duties
As Assigned.

Benefits Offered
* Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
* 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
* Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
* State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
* State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
* Employer paid liability insurance for all licensed employees.
* And much more.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) or equivalent plus 3 years related experience/training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

State Medical license
Drug Enforcement Agency
Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates.

To perform job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily according to the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required by the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Approved Residency training in Psychiatry, Board Eligible/Board Certified in Psychiatry.

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