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The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Psychiatrist for several of our facilities located in Washington statewide. The Department has several options for providing mental health care to those who require treatment. All major institutions can provide temporary or short-term in-patient psychiatric care for crisis management and stabilization. In our continuing efforts to improve our comprehensive system of care, initiative and clinical leadership are highly prized.

Position Summary:
Conduct psychiatric evaluations, prescribe appropriate medication and monitor the psychiatric care of patients, both in the general population and the inpatient units. Act in a leadership role to set and maintain standards of psychiatric care for the offenders within the facility. Consult with and advise physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses and institutional administrative staff on matters relating to psychiatric services. Serve as a leader on the mental health team. Work with practitioners across the state to assure best utilization of our statewide system of care.

Qualifications:
Board certified or eligible for certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Current (or the ability to obtain prior to hire) Washington Physician and Surgeon Licensure
Possess strong interpersonal skills and experience in directing medical operations.
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of individuals ranging from correctional administrator and staff, health care professionals to patient advocates and other laypersons


Listed below are DOC facilities with opportunities for Psychiatrists.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center - Clallam Bay, WA

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center - Connell, WA

Stafford Creek Corrections Center - Aberdeen, WA

Washington State Penitentiary - Walla Walla, WA

Loan Repayment:
This position may qualify for the loan repayment program! Please contact us for more information

For questions about this recruitment or to be considered for this position, please email denise.moreland@doc.wa.gov or call us at (306) 407-5748. Visit our website for full position details at jobs.doc.wa.gov
Healthcare:

Health Services is responsible for basic primary care for incarcerated inmates. Services include medical, dental, and mental healthcare which are provided to inmates by onsite, state-employed health services staff. All disciplines within each of the 12 facilities work closely together in order to reach a common goal, providing the best, most efficient, and cost-effective health care possible. Emphasis is placed on early identification of health concerns, care for acute and chronic health problems, and preventive care. Providers offer medically necessary and quality care in accordance with the Departments Offender Health Plan.

We believe in the core foundations of corrections: to make the public safer, and to run a humane system where people can change for the better.

Benefits of joining our team are:

We value our employees for the ideas they have, the experiences they bring and the effort they put into making changes that improve the lives of inmates and the safety of our communities. This is expressed in our benefits, our educational policies and the opportunities our staff have for promotion, transfer or new assignments.

Our organization is on the cutting edge of correctional health care and we are committed to growing, changing and improving; you will be challenged to grow and improve as well. This is expressed in the level of care afforded inmates in our system, the research, publications and presentations by our staff and the programs or initiatives we are currently pursuing in reentry, patient safety, pain management, preventive dental care etc.

Our health care system is growing and the Health Services Division is an important and valuable voice in the Departments organization. Our centralized health services unit is responsible for the representation of health services staff on projects, committees and initiatives throughout the Department and within state government.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) continues to build an integrated health care system to meet the needs of the over 16,000 inmates in their custody. Our goal is to provide medically necessary care and to prepare our patients for reentry into normal society. We are building a team of medical providers to work collaboratively in providing high-quality, humane, and efficient health care. Our medical team includes mid-level providers (Physician Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners) working under the supervision of physicians in a primary care practice setting.

The Department is seeking high-quality physicians to participate in and lead our health care team. The clinical work includes outpatient primary care and infirmary care, plus management of referrals for specialty care. We are seeking specialists in internal medicine with an interest in general primary care practice, with a public health orientation. These positions also offer the opportunity to assume facility medical director positions in a number of our facilities.

Examples of medical positions offered are:

Facility Medical Directors (FMD)
Physician 3
Physician Assistant / Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (PA/ARNP)

The Department of Corrections (DOC) employs psychiatrists and psychiatric mid-level prescribers at facilities around the state. They function as part of a multi-disciplinary team with every patient being assigned a primary therapist and primary care provider. The Department has a good range of psychotropic medications on formulary and solid ancillary services as well. Services range from outpatient level to residential care for seriously mentally ill.

Examples of mental health positions offered are:

Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Correctional Mental Health Counselor
Social Worker