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Forensic Psychiatrist - Lincoln Regional Center at State of Nebraska

Forensic Psychiatrist - Lincoln Regional Center

State of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Full-Time
Description :

The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a full-time Forensic Psychiatrist for the Division of Behavioral Health at Lincoln Regional Center. Lincoln Regional Center (LRC) is searching a talented MD for our Forensic Psychiatrist position. LRC is an inpatient, 250 bed, Joint Commission-accredited state psychiatric hospital for adult patients which is run by DHHS and located in Lincoln, NE. LRC serves people who need very specialized psychiatric services and provides services to people who, because of mental illness, require a highly structured treatment setting.

What we offer • Nebraska DHHS offers an excellent health insurance package that starts 30 days of your first day • On Day 1, eligibility to earn and use vacation and sick leave • Retirement Match of 156% Where we are: This position is located in Lincoln, NE where you will find that we are in the center of it all! Lincoln was recently named #9 best city to live in the United States according to recognizing education, health, growing diversity and a strong local economy. • Named #1 best city for businesses and careers • #5 best state capital in the U.S. • #9 Most affordable city • #1 Healthiest city • #9 Least expensive place to raise a family • Over 131 miles of trails for cycling, walking or different activities

Hiring rate of position: Negotiable. Commensurate with candidates background and experience.

Location of position: Lincoln Regional Center, 801 West Prospector Lane, Lincoln NE

Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8-5; Rotating on call nights and weekend approximately once every 2 months

Examples of Work :

The Forensic Psychiatrist functions as the attending of record and reports directly to the State Hospital Medical Director. Staff psychiatrists participate in the care of patients admitted to the state of Nebraska DHHS facilities or outpatient programs as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. As part of these duties the staff psychiatrist completes psychiatric assessments and evaluations of patients admitted to the DHHS services. They review medical information as available and may consult with other medical professionals to interpret clinical findings. The staff psychiatrist will establish a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on these processes. They will treat the psychiatric problems of patients on their case load and prescribe medications for the treatment of psychiatric disorders when indicated. The staff psychiatrist will work closely with the other members of the interdisciplinary treatment team to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. They will also participate in treatment rounds, case conferences, and other meetings as required. Staff psychiatrists also provide expert opinion to the courts, state mental health boards and the Nebraska department of health and human services when necessary. They may also be asked to prepare diagnostic reports for DHHS and Lincoln Regional Center administration, judges, Mental Health Boards, and other interested parties. Staff psychiatrist are considered the attending of record and may be involved in the supervision of psychiatry residents or fellows or other medical trainees. They may also be involved in the education, direction and instruction of other professional staff. The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

Qualifications / Requirements :

REQUIREMENTS: 1. Applicants must hold an M.D. or D.O. 2. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a Nebraska medical license. 3. Applicants must be board certified in Psychiatry. 4. Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited forensic psychiatry fellowship and be board eligible or board certified in forensic psychiatry. 5. Applicants must be interested in working for the State of Nebraska forensic psychiatry department up to 50% of the time. 6. Applicants must be interested in working in the State of Nebraska clinical care services carrying a clinical case load as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

1. Psychiatrists must have knowledge of the methods and procedures in the field of general medicine and general psychiatry. This includes knowledge of the principles of psychiatric treatment.

2. Psychiatrists must have knowledge of the development, implementation, and documentation, of person centered, and individualized treatment plans.

3. Psychiatrist must have the ability to work collaboratively with staff.

4. Psychiatrists working at the Lincoln Regional Center must have knowledge and skills in providing services to people with psychiatric disorders in an in-patient hospital setting.

5. Psychiatrists must have knowledge and skills in effectively using an electronic healthcare system.

6. Psychiatrists must have skills in the care and treatment of patients using the most current medical and psychiatric diagnostic treatment modalities.

7. Psychiatrists must have the ability to assess, diagnose, and prescribe treatment to assigned patients with psychiatric disorders while conforming to federal and state requirements.

8. Psychiatrists have the ability to solve medically difficult issues by considering opinions of consultants and/or the ability to review appropriate literature to incorporate the current accepted guidelines into the treatment plan.

9. Psychiatrists must have the ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary treatment team by facilitating a team approach optimizing the expertise of all team members and involving patients in order to assure high quality patient centered care.

10. Psychiatrists must have the ability to participate in treatment team meetings to provide ongoing input into the treatment of patients on their case load and medical staff meetings to participate in voting activities as described in the medical staff bylaws.

11. Psychiatrists must have the ability to work independently using good judgement and advanced time management skills.

12. Psychiatrists must have the ability to participate in annual training as well as any other required specific training in order to assure up to date skills and knowledge in required areas such as CPR and safe use of restraints. Updated basic lifesaving (BLS) certification is required.

13. Psychiatrists must have the ability to keep the medical records updated to hospital standards as set by the hospital documentation policies and procedures. They must also be able to organize and present information effectively, orally, in writing and in the medical record. #CB

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website, [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Forensic Psychiatrist - Lincoln Regional Center If you have any questions about this position please contact Nichole Newland at
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