Attending Physician – Correctional Psychiatrist

JOB SUMMARY
Cermak Health Services (CERMAK) provides healthcare to the detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections. The Correctional Psychiatrist works under the direct clinical supervision of the Chief of Psychiatry and with the Unit Director/Correctional Psychologist as a treatment team leader for the mental health professionals and other health disciplines, as well as custody staff, assigned to the respective unit.  The psychiatrist may be assigned to intake, urgent care, acute, residential or outpatient treatment units, providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment/diagnosis, medication management, therapy and discharge planning to the inmate population of the jail.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical college or university
  • Must be licensed as a physician in the State of Illinois or have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
  • Must be board certified in Psychiatry or eligible for certification
  • Current and valid Illinois Controlled Substances license or have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
  • Current and valid licensure with the Federal DEA
  • Current and valid certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or have the ability to obtain certification prior to starting employment
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Prior work experience dealing with special needs populations: mentally ill, developmentally disable, comorbid (mental health and substance abuse) and/or chemically depended
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Fluent in Spanish or Polish
  • Successful completion of an accredited fellowship program in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Successful completion of an accredited fellowship program in Addiction Medicine
  • Prior work experience in a correctional facility, psychiatric hospital or with an intensive substance abuse program
Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate’s start date
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Requisition ID: 00115419

Post Date: April 7, 2014

Closing Date: May 7, 2014

Salary: $88.95 Hourly

Location: Cermak Health Services of Cook County

Visibility: Both

This position is no longer available.