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JBCT Psychiatrist

Job: 121820

Location: Merced, CA

Facility: Merced County Jail, Juvenile Hall, and John Latorraca Jail

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Variable Shift

Recruiter: Michele McDonald


Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”




About this role

Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed health professional, the Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) Psychiatrist is a licensed Psychiatrist in the State of employment who is responsible for assessing and prescribing medication for approximately 5-12 mentally-ill and Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) patients in the JBCT program. The JBCT Psychiatrist will remain in compliance with the Department of State Hospital (DSH) Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manuel.

What you bring to the table


  • Education associated with licensure as a Psychiatrist in the state of employment.


  • One + year experience as a licensed Psychiatrist
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience


  • Licensure as a Psychiatrist in state of employment
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA


  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.
  • Must pass background investigation conducted by the Company and/or Facility as a requisite for initial and or continued employment.
  • May be required to undergo reasonable suspicion testing for being under the influence of controlled substances, including prescription, legal, and illegal substances, including marijuana.
  • Must undergo security training and orientation on Facility Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Must follow county facility policies and procedures.

What you will do

  1. Strict adherence to Department of State Hospital (DSH) and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual as it relates to the duties of the Psychiatrist.
  2. Conduct weekly individual (1:1) meetings with JBCT patients to assess for medication compliance, and/or changes in treatment.
  3. Same day documentation in patient health records for all patient encounters.
  4. Participate in weekly Treatment Team meetings, and provide clinical support and/or guidance, as needed.
  5. Participate in any coordination of IMO/ALJ processes, up to an including court testimony for involuntary medication administration.
  6. Work cooperatively with the Sheriff’s Office team and foster supportive relationships between staff and Sheriff’s Deputies/Officers.
  7. Document all findings in Patient’s health record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and Facility, as needed.
  8. May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
  9. May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
  10. Excellent communication skills
  11. Demonstrated ability to work on a computer including but not limited to: using the Internet, Microsoft Office products and Electronic Health Record system
  12. Ability to touch type on a keyboard, operate basic office equipment including but not limited to using mouse and/or stylus to do electronic health documentation records
  13. Excellent knowledge of emergency care methods and procedures
  14. In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures and willingness to follow them at all times
  15. Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions and the blood borne pathogen rules
  16. Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment
  17. Identifies problems in a timely manner and skillfully gathers and analyzes information then practically and creatively resolves problems.
  18. Maintains a professional attitude while communicating and speaking with colleagues, patients and clients at all times, maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  19. Speaks effectively and professionally, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills.
  20. Develops professionally written communications, edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and can read and interpret written information.
  21. Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
  22. Demonstrates accuracy thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  23. Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  24. Follows through with commitments, is consistently at work and on time, can be counted on by others, is continuously productive, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  25. Promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials properly and takes necessary action to report incidences.
  26. Stays compliant with job applicable license(s) and/or certification(s), attends staff meetings and all required monthly, quarterly and annual trainings.
  27. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here
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