Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative
correctional health care companies, provides clients with
experienced management and technologically advanced services,
combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.
For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered
proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral
health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting,
claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not
be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need
and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist
to join our team of healthcare professionals in the Tutwiler
Women's Facility and Tutwiler Intake Correctional Facility in
Wetumka, Alabama (30 minutes north of Montgomery).
We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package
- Annual review with performance increase
- Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick
- Paid holidays
- Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue
- Dental and Vision insurance
- 401(k) retirement saving plans
- Company-paid short-term disability
- Healthcare and dependent care spending account
Serves as the behavioral health authority. Responsible for the
delivery of contracted services, personnel, and coordination of
psychiatric/behavioral health services and programs. Serves as the
liaison between Wexford and the correctional system.
1.Supports, and provides direction for, the psychiatric and
behavioral health care delivery system and coordinates with the
other functions within the institution.
2.Ensures compliance with ACA/CMA standards and State and
correctional system regulations policies and procedures. Upon site
visits, meets with Health Service Administrator and facility Warden
to assure open communication.
3.Develops regional operational plans and policies.
4.Monitors the activities of the behavioral health staff.
Provides direction and monitors staff to ensure compliance with
policies and procedures via Senior Psychologists, under the direct
supervision of the HSA.
5.Interviews Psychiatrists and Senior Psychologists, and other
personnel as needed.
6.Meets regularly with the site mental health staff to ensure
appropriate provision of services.
7.Coordinates training for behavioral health and institutional
staff on mental health issues as requested.
8.Provides consultation services to institutional staff for
mental health issues as requested.
9.Assures that all parole evaluations are completed and
submitted in a timely manner.
10.Develops and maintains a system to provide 24-hour mental
health consultation services to institutional staff in situations
requiring immediate crisis intervention.
11.Follows and enforces security regulations for keys, sharps,
and controlled medications.
12.Adheres to and enforces safety and security policies and
participates in disaster drills.
13.Attends mandatory and optional in-service training.
14.Participates in and conducts in-service programs; assists in
orientation of new staff.
15.Maintains open lines of communication via attendance at staff
meeting when possible.
16.Attends mandatory in-services on annual basis.
17.Provides direct assistance to the Health Services
Administrator in administration, planning, management and delivery
of behavioral health services at the facility level.
18.Contributes to behavioral health program development and
19.Adheres to safety and security policies and participates in
20.Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies and
21.Monitors and insures the appropriate utilization of
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll
purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which
includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional
staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be
encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and
indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: State of Alabama license to practice as a Board
eligible medical doctor certified in psychiatry.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification, Board Certification,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
EDUCATION: M.D. degree with psychiatry residency
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Knowledge and skills to access diagnose
and treat medical and psychiatric disorders; and have knowledge and
experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in
forensic and correctional settings.