Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) is seeking a Physician Specialist, Per Diem Statewide. The Physician Specialist provides direct clinical care to state prisoners, functions collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and maintains effective communication with staff and administration. Among the key duties for this position are the following:
Provides assessments, directs clinical care and treatment to inmates.
Conducts comprehensive psychiatrist assessments (demonstrating a review of the electronic record, psychotropic medications, history of mental illness, prior psychiatric hospitalization, suicidal, unusual or bizarre behavior) for new admissions to UCHC's Special Needs roster according to established time frames.
Orders, initiates and interprets laboratory tests according to required time frames or as medically necessary.
Identifies individuals who need placement on “suicide watch” or higher levels of care.
Adequately completes required peer reviews or audits within required time frames.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Eligible for certification or certified by the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Psychiatry with valid NJ medical license.
Current DEA registration, CDS and CPR certifications.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Licensed Physician in the State of New Jersey.
Valid Driver's License. Possesses own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
Must be able to provide on-call services.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 20ST1303
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 117516
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