Chief Psychiatric Officer (Mechanicsburg)

Chief Psychiatric Officer (Mechanicsburg)

07 Feb 2019

Chief Psychiatric Officer (Mechanicsburg)

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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated Psychiatric professional to join our Health Care Services Team.

The Department's Chief Psychiatric Officer will have agency-wide responsibility for the direction and oversight of Psychiatric services and policy development applicable to individuals treated for mental illness and receiving services from DOC.

The Chief Psychiatric Officer reviews, interprets, and develops policies and procedures in compliance with mental health laws for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC).

Work involves establishing and developing Psychiatric services policy and ensuring that the policy is implemented in a consistent manner across all of the State Correction Institutions (SCI) and establishing and implementing Psychiatric services, standards of care, drug formularies, and clinical quality and risk management mechanisms for DOC.

Assisting in developing and revising policies and procedures which standardize psychiatric care, standards of psychiatric services and psychiatric care, and treatment and intervention protocols consistent with ACA, NCCHC, JCAHO, and other regulatory bodies/agencies.

If you have the experience required and a desire to serve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is looking for you!


• Four years of experience in the practice of psychiatry, and Board Certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.


• All employees in this job require possession of an active unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Medicine or the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

• All employees in this job must obtain an active DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a condition of hire.

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