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Date:  Nov 8, 2022


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Requisition No: 551283 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60009452 

Salary:  $211,678.48 

Posting Closing Date: 12/02/2022 

Psychiatrist (Senior Physician) - #60009465


All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing upon hire and routinely during employment.



This is a professional position in a large mental health facility.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a positive and professional attitude and manner at all times in a cost effective, customer-oriented manner.  Follows medical ethics and standards in an outcome oriented management system.  While maintaining sensitivity to the constitutional rights of patients.


Duties & Responsibilities/Examples of Work:

  • Conducts daily ward rounds on assigned wards. 
  • Orders psychiatric intervention as required. 
  • Evaluates patient progress and makes clinical recommendations including psychotropic medication review to improve patient functioning.
  • Participates in scheduled meetings as a member of the multidisciplinary therapeutic team involved in the treatment of patients. 
  • Participates and implements treatment interventions assigned on the treatment/service plan. 
  • Documents in the medical record in legible handwriting.
  • Participates in patient admission procedures by completing a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and documenting admission notes, admission orders and preliminary treatment plan.
  • Obtains patient’/guardians’ consent for psychotropic treatment.
  • Performs annual psychiatric summaries on assigned patients, completes and signs incident reports, initiates voluntary/involuntary placement proceedings and testifies in scheduled hearings when necessary.
  •  Reviews evaluation reports and intervention/outcome documentation for adherence to NEFSH protocols and time frames.
  • Manages psychotropic medication in accordance with provisions of NEFSH Operating Policy and Procedures to assure compliance with DCF Operating Procedure: “Use of Psychotropic Medications in State Mental Health and Developmental Service Facilities.”
  • When applicable, seeks consultation from colleagues either from within the hospital or from approved outside consultants to ensure treatment excellence.
  • Discusses patient status with guardian or relatives and assists them to better understand the patient’s illness and treatment to enhance satisfaction and understanding of treatment provided.
  • Prepares discharge summary in accordance to NEFSH protocols.
  • Accepts clinical assignments based on hospital need as directed by the Medical Executive Director or their designee.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • This occupation requires licensure as a physician pursuant to Chapter 458, Florida Statute; or licensure as an osteopathic physician pursuant to Chapter 459, Florida Statute.



  • ** NOTE: All responses to qualifying questions for the vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville