- Job Number: 95517293587
2828 Alabama Highway 143Elmore,AL
- Date Posted: 1/12/2021
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Draper Intake Facility in Elmore, AL..
Serves as the behavioral health authority. Responsible for the delivery of contracted services, personnel, and coordination of psychiatric/behavioral health services and programs. Serves as the liaison between Wexford and the correctional system.
1.Supports, and provides direction for, the psychiatric and behavioral health care delivery system and coordinates with the other functions within the institution.
2.Ensures compliance with ACA/CMA standards and State and correctional system regulations policies and procedures. Upon site visits, meets with Health Service Administrator and facility Warden to assure open communication.
3.Develops regional operational plans and policies.
4.Monitors the activities of the behavioral health staff. Provides direction and monitors staff to ensure compliance with policies and procedures via Senior Psychologists, under the direct supervision of the HSA.
5.Interviews Psychiatrists and Senior Psychologists, and other personnel as needed.
6.Meets regularly with the site mental health staff to ensure appropriate provision of services.
7.Coordinates training for behavioral health and institutional staff on mental health issues as requested.
8.Provides consultation services to institutional staff for mental health issues as requested.
9.Assures that all parole evaluations are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
10.Develops and maintains a system to provide 24-hour mental health consultation services to institutional staff in situations requiring immediate crisis intervention.
11.Follows and enforces security regulations for keys, sharps, and controlled medications.
12.Adheres to and enforces safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills.
13.Attends mandatory and optional in-service training.
14.Participates in and conducts in-service programs; assists in orientation of new staff.
15.Maintains open lines of communication via attendance at staff meeting when possible.
16.Attends mandatory in-services on annual basis.
17.Provides direct assistance to the Health Services Administrator in administration, planning, management and delivery of behavioral health services at the facility level.
18.Contributes to behavioral health program development and evaluation.
19.Adheres to safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills.
20.Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies and procedures.
21.Monitors and insures the appropriate utilization of psychotropic medications.
- As Required
Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. and correctional regulations, as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:
- Dress code
- Schedule/time sheet
- Safety and security regulations
- Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars
- Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
- Approaches change in a positive manner
- Accepts constructive criticism/advice and learns from it
- Maintain composure in stressful situations
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: State of Alabama license to practice as a Board eligible medical doctor certified in psychiatry.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification, Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
EDUCATION: M.D. degree with psychiatry residency
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Knowledge and skills to access diagnose and treat medical and psychiatric disorders; and have knowledge and experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings.