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AvaMed Workforce has an immediate need for a PSYCHIATRIST to work an assignment at a correctional facility in Chino, CA. 4/10s, Tues - Fri 7am-5pm (Saturday- Monday off)
Weekly Pay Via Direct Deposit
No Benefits until hired on by state.
Under the clinical direction of the Chief Psychiatrist/Senior Psychiatrist or designee, and the administrative
direction of the Chief of Mental Health, Psychiatrists provide extensive psychiatric services or work in a review,
evaluation, or consultative capacity. Psychiatrists may work in any of the State correctional institutions/facilities
and provide direct patient psychiatric services to mentally ill inmates/wards. Psychiatrists may also be used in
headquarters or field offices in a review and/or consultative capacity.
a. Meet with mentally ill patient-inmates/youths for crisis interventions, face-to-face interviews, etc. Must be able
to provide clinical face-to-face interviews at cell fronts in inmate housing units. In some institutions, multi-tiered
housing units may require the ability to climb stairs and walk long distances;
b. Conduct initial mental health evaluations including criminal, psychiatric, and substance abuse case history
to assess inmate's/ward's current needs and make treatment recommendations in the initial evaluation.
c. Conduct clinically sound suicide risk evaluations including clinical reviews, applying suicide risk assessment
protocols, pertinent data/chart reviews, proper documentation and consultations as needed;
d. Participate in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT) meetings;
e. Document all care provided to the patient-inmate/ward, including face-to-face contacts and IDTT meetings;
f. Monitor inmate/ward progress using Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan and Education (SOAPE) formatted
g. Effectively applies community standard of practice for psychiatric treatment modalities and ethical standards.
h. Perform mental status exam (MSE) in face-to-face clinical interviews.
i. Identify the relevant signs and symptoms of medical/psychological disorders in order to comprehensively
diagnose, assess and manage the presenting symptomatology;
j. Examine prior mental health records, institutional chromos, probation reports, court records and other
available documents to assist in the formulation of patient's diagnosis and aid in the development of the
inmate's/ward's treatment plans.
k. Review, examine and diagnose psychiatric patients of all ages and patient records and files in mental health
program to determine progress, effectiveness and/or appropriateness of treatment services;
l. Consult, as necessary, with supervising psychiatrist on unusual, complex, or serious cases, or present such cases
to a clinical conference for advice or decision;
m. Provide clinical consultation to psychiatric staff on unusual, complex or serious problems and cases where
technical expertise is needed.
n. Prescribe medication as deemed appropriate for treatment and utilize the CDCR Correctional Formulary or
obtain non-formulary approval;
o. Interpret laboratory results and make clinically appropriate referrals to medical services, as appropriate; p.
Determine type of psychiatric and general medical treatment needed;
q. Prescribe changes in treatment when indicated;
r. When conditions are suspected, adhere to mandated reporting requirements regarding California Psychiatrists,
including, but not limited to, reported child and elder abuse, danger to self or others, duty to warn (Tarasoff)
reporting and other confidentiality mandates;
s. Develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient-inmate's/ward's families and caretakers to enhance effective
t. Work in consult with primary care medicine in identifying and managing co-occurring, co-morbid and treatment
related medical conditions;
u. Make clinical rounds and review progress of patients, including assessments in inmate/ward housing units;
v. Serve periodically as psychiatrist-of-the-day for on-call/call back during weekend and off-hours for patient
emergencies, Mental Health Crisis Beds follow up, and 5-day follow ups;
w. Administer psychiatric treatment with assistance, as necessary, from other health care providers.
x. Maintain order and supervise conduct of persons committed to the correctional facility in order to prevent
escapes or injury by these persons to themselves or others;
y. Wear personal protective equipment, clothing and breathing apparatus to prevent injuries and exposures to
z. Participate in committees and Quality Improvement Teams;
aa. Compile and analyze data from audits pertaining to the mental health program requirements;
bb. Provide information (i.e. appointment documentation, no-shows, etc.) to support staff for data entry;
cc. Protect and maintain safety and security of property, including documentation of unusual occurrence and
inventory control of psychological testing material, reference material, computers, and other equipment;
dd. Give input and help to implement new programs for the treatment, training or rehabilitation of patientinmates/
youths as directed by the CEO/CMH, Chief Psychiatrist, Senior Psychiatrist or designee;
ee. Instruct health care providers, and staff assigned for special training on the principles and practices of
- Behavioral Health
- Mental Health
- Medication Therapy Management
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