Date:  May 20, 2023


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Requisition No: 795806 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60042410 

Salary:  $211,678.48 

Posting Closing Date: 06/06/2023 

Psychiatrist (Senior Physician) - #60042410



This is a professional psychiatrist position located in a large mental health treatment facility.  The incumbent is expected to always maintain a positive and professional attitude in a cost effective, customer-oriented manner.  The incumbent shall follow 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.
  • A current public psychiatry certificate issued by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners pursuant to Section 458.3165, Florida Statues.


  • ** 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