Psychiatrist III
San Antonio, TX 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Healthcare Practitioners and TechnicalFLSA Exempt/
Agency:Health & Human Services CommDepartment:Residential Care Supervisor G
Job Title:Psychiatrist IIIPosting Number:453129
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$20,416.67 - $20,971.00Salary Group:B34
Shift:Days (First)Travel:5%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

Psychiatrist III under the general direction and supervision of the Medical Director the psychiatrist on an Unit provides direct patient care, actively participates in Case Formulation, Multi-Disciplinary Case Conferences, Treatment Plan Reviews, Medication Reviews, 90-Day Medication Reviews, AIMS examination, review of medication consents, and annual psychiatric evaluations when indicated. Oversees the clinical care provided for patients assigned. Advises the Medical Director regarding patient care and other issues of the assigned unit that impact clinical and patient care. Directs the Treatment Team and treatment services to provide the required level of care. Will serve as member of assigned committees of the Medical Staff. Will participate in continuing education to provide knowledge and maintain licensure. This position is a 40-Hour Work Week.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
2. Accomplishes psychiatric assessments/evaluations, admission notes, progress notes, discharges meeting document requirements in CWS.
3. Actively participates in and supports Performance Improvement activities.
4. Demonstrates age specific competency.
5. Diagnoses using correct nomenclature. Prescribes psychoactive medications rationally following Administrative Codes.
6. Participates in Medical Staff meetings, activities, and committees.
7. Leads the interdisciplinary team to develop individualized treatment plans that achieve patient's improvement. Makes admission/discharge decisions.
8. Participates in continuing education to improve knowledge/maintain licensure. Obtains required CME credit and CT&D training documentation.
9. Treats and/or refers medical problems of patients for consultation and assistance when indicated. Follows up on consultation, recommendations and laboratory results.
10. Supervise care given by his treatment team through rounds, reviews. Provides quality direct patient care. Notifies Medical Director of difficult clinical situations and needs.
11. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of psychiatric principles and methods; of general medicine methods and procedures; and of the principles and practices in the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans.
2. Skill in the care and treatment of patients, in the use of medical and psychiatric diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment, in conducting psychiatric research, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.
3. Ability to direct psychiatric activities; to examine, diagnose, and treat mental disorders; to interpret psychological diagnoses and analyses; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Must be licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Texas.
2. Successful completion of a residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Foundation or equivalent body.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Must be licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board.
2. Must possess an active Federal Controlled Substance Registration.
Additional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$20,416.67 - $20,971.00
Required Experience
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