Job Details

Position: Physician-Psychiatrist (Ref: 14196)
Location: Smyrna, TN 37167 USA
Duration: 7 Months 9 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 01/31/2024
Pay Rate:Login


Candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Psychology and will be certified/licensed to conduct Psychological Evaluations and Mental Health Assessments.


Some responsibilities, but not limited to:
• Provide psychiatric and mental health care services to patients who may possess a wide variety of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
• Be available for consultation regarding psychiatric and mental healthcare matters by phone 24 hours per day, seven days per week and shall respond to a page or phone call by staff within 30 minutes of receipt.
• Be on-call to for virtual appointments PRN (compensated by a $400 monthly stipend)
o If staff calls and the Psychiatrist is unable to immediately assist, the patient will be kept within line of sight, complete a self-harm contract, etc. up to 2 hours until the student can be seen virtually. This can only be done if there is no immediate safety risk. The Psychiatrist is expected to see patients for virtual appointments within 2 hours of notification.
o The Psychiatrist will assess patient as needed and release them of self-harm watch or require them to leave campus.
o The Psychiatrist may be needed to aid in communication with the patient’s family and community medical/mental health providers.
• Write orders for psychiatric discharges or psychiatric leaves as needed.
• Work with an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to communicate, plan, coordinate, and deliver needed individualized services in a manner that adheres to current standards of psychiatric practice and conveys respect and professionalism.
• Consult and communicate with staff, private physicians, other psychiatrists, psychologists, specialty physicians, and/or parents/conservators to advise regarding a client’s psychiatric/social needs. In addition, report any clinical issue or problem to the Director and/or their designee.
• Advise nursing and other staff regarding skills and techniques of caring for clients with various psychiatric manifestations, such as suicidal ideation, since clients with such may require that they be isolated in the infirmary.
• Provide ongoing verbal case consultation to field staff regarding individual clients, including recommending services requisite to improving a client’s chances for successful employment.
• Review, as necessary, current policies described in the Policy Manual and psychiatric protocols regarding nursing and psychiatric care of clients as described in the First Aid Center protocols, to ensure that these policies and protocols are consistent with current standards of psychiatric practice.
• When implementing new psychiatric procedures and protocols, and at the request of the State, conduct training activities with nursing and/or other center staff.
• Personally read and respond to all emails, as appropriate, that are received on computer system.
• Maintain a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice psychiatry in Tennessee and provide the state a copy of each license renewal within 5 days of receipt.
• Arrive promptly as scheduled to conduct clinic duties and to attend meetings.
• Be appropriately attired in a manner that contributes to projecting an image of quality and professionalism and shall wear an authorized identification nametag.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Must hold a Ph.D in Psychology and be certified/licensed (Required 6 Years)
  • Ability to Work Independently (Required 10 Years)
  • Active Listening (Required 10 Years)
  • Analytical Skills (Required 10 Years)
  • Collaboration (Required 10 Years)
  • Critical Thinking (Required 10 Years)
  • Emotional Intelligence (Required 10 Years)
  • Interdisciplinary communication (Required 10 Years)
  • Interpersonal Skills (Required 10 Years)
  • Judgment and Decision Making (Required 10 Years)
  • Knowledge of Chain of Command (Required 10 Years)
  • Knowledge of HIPAA (Required 10 Years)
  • Maintaining Confidentiality (Required 10 Years)
  • Medication history (Required 10 Years)
  • Patient Monitoring (Required 10 Years)
  • Problem Solving (Required 10 Years)

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