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Date: Dec 23, 2021

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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** This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

This is a Select Exempt Service position practicing in a forensic mental health treatment center to evaluate men with mental disorders, manage their course of treatment, and help prepare them to confront their legal siutation as described in Chapter 916, F.S.  Position serves as the psychiatrist of record for a specific caseload of residents, the number determined by the need for an equitable distribution of the Center's total caseload among all the psychiatrists. 

Duties include but are not limited to:


Participation in the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team for each resident, working collaboratively to develop and implement treatment plans.

Completion of a psychiatric evaluation on every resident being admitted, initiating admission orders and developing a preliminary treatment plan

Takes lead responsibility for prescribing and monitoring the use of psychotropic medications

Works closely with the Clinic Physician, Dentist, and Health Care Coordinators to monitor the general health and dental needs of each resident

Completes documentation for the Clinical Record in a timely manner, and works collaboratively to insure that Clinical Summaries meet statutory deadlines for submission to the courts

Takes responsibiity to see that required periodic psychiatric assessments are completed in a timely fashion.

Testifies in court as necessary.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:


This position requires certification in CPR, First Aid, MANDT, Infection Control, Customer Service, and OSHA requirements. Intervention with combative individuals may be required.  Some driving may be required. In addition, the following is required:


Knowledge of the principles and practices of program management and delivery of mental health services.

Knowledge of mental health, psychiatric principles, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Ability to perform complete psychiatric and mental health assessments of patients.

Ability to manage mental health disorders and care of patients.

Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses and/or disorders.

Ability to compile and evaluate mental health assessments, medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data.

Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.

Ability to prescribe/alter and administer appropriate medications for specific illnesses.

Ability to work with patients having a variety of mental psychiatric disorders and physical problems.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to apply the consultative processes in problem-solving activities.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to develop and implement various program monitoring methodologies and techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


These physical requirements are considered a term and condition of employment in my current job position:

•               Must be able to travel up 17 stairs and 50 feet in 30 seconds.

•               Must be able to go up and down 17 stairs 8 times in 8 hours.

•               Must have normal vision and hearing, including use of corrective devices.

•               Must be able to work with or around cleaning chemicals and supplies.

•               Must be able to do repetitive movements with arms, hands, neck and head; up to 60 movements in 1 hour.

•               Must be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of training, some of which requires physical activity such as CPR,

                MANDT and Heimlich training.

•               Must be able to bend, twist, turn, kneel, push and stoop 10 times in one hour, if necessary.

•               Must be able to physically operate all equipment necessary to do job tasks, including using a keyboard for 1 hour.


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville