Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional 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 Mental Health Clinical Program Director, with latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Inpatient Staff Psychiatrist
Reports directly to the Mental Health Clinical Program Director
Examines offender/patients to determine general mental health and prescribes treatment in conjunction with treatment teams' input
  and administers medication as needed.
Inspects, completes, and analyzes records, assigns, reviews and updates classification, completes admission notes, progress
  notes, and discharge summaries and makes rounds on patients admitted.
Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
May be asked to consult occasionally by telepsychiatry.
Takes in-house call and regional call on a rotational basis.Mid-Level Provider Clinical Consultation - available to provide clinical  
  guidance on diagnostic, treatment or other clinical questions that may arise.
Involuntary Inpatient Psychiatric Admission Evaluations as needed.
Civil commitment assessments and coordination as needed.
Clinical capacity assessments as needed.
Clinical oversight and participation in compelled medication process and assessments.
Clinical oversight of clinical activities in accordance with unit treatment program clinical guidelines.
Clinical consultation over items impacting daily clinical operations as needed.
Mid-level TMB supervision assignment (primary or secondary) as directed by the Mental Health Clinical Program Director

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Negotiable Based on Experience

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
5-7 years experience preferred in a clinical setting.


HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Starting salary is above the national average and is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Complete package also includes outstanding pension benefit (optional) that vests after five years.

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

Occasional Duties
As Assigned.


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
+Education/Experience:+ Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) or equivalent plus 3 years related experience/training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+License/Certifications:+ * State Medical license * Drug Enforcement Agency * Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates

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