Forensic Psychiatrist

State of North Carolina

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Forensic Psychiatrist

Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital serving the Western Region of North Carolina, is recruiting for full-time Forensic Psychiatrist. Our 24 hour in-patient facility serves adolescent, adult, deaf, and geriatric patients.

Broughton Hospital’s population includes Forensic patients whose legal status is primarily “Incapable to Proceed” to trial. This position serves as a team leader for a multi-discipline treatment team (serving Forensic patients) to ensure quality patient care, including competency restoration treatment. The Forensic Psychiatrist will provide competency re-evaluations to determine an individual’s capacity to proceed to trial or a determination of non-restorability.

Responsibilities Include

  • Initial psychiatric assessment anddiagnosis of patients upon admission, development of comprehensive treatment plans
  • Serve on medical staff committees
  • Managing the day-to-day responsibilities of an inpatient unit to include documentation of patient progress in medical records and court papers, as well as the education of patients/families and provision of educational groups for patients.

Under the direction of the hospital clinical director, this position is responsible for the planning and organization of clinical care and clinical staff functions. The Forensic Psychiatrist directs delivery of forensic patient care and collaborates with hospital leadership on professional disciplines to ensure that appropriate care is provided and that the hospital mission, values, and goals are transmitted to clinical staff.

This position works with a varied group of professional disciplines and may coordinate clinical training and research efforts.

* This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events.*

Broughton Hospital is located in Morganton, North Carolina, between the Charlotte and Asheville areas. We offer excellent benefits, employment stability, and a rewarding professional opportunity.

Please click on the following video to learn more about this position from a Broughton Hospital Psychiatrist

Please Note: This video was filmed at the Old Broughton Hospital. We have since transitioned into a new facility on the same campus.

About The Facility

Broughton Hospital operates 382 beds and is one of the three regional psychiatric hospitals with statutory responsibility for operating as part of the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF). With the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, we provide help and support to North Carolinians, and their families, experiencing mental illness. Our hospital serves the western thirty-seven (37) counties of North Carolina, as part of the state’s system of care and treatment for persons with mental illness.

Salary Grade:MG15

Recruitment Range:$150,332 – $281,799

Position:65019320 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Qualified Candidates Must Document On The Application That They Clearly Possess The Following

To receive credit for all your work history and credentials, you must list the information in the “Work Experience” sectionof your NC State application form. Any information listed under the text resume section; Additional Information or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.

  • Professional experience leading and/or collaborating on an interdisciplinary team to provide integrated, comprehensive patient care
  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and completion of psychiatry residency (or anticipated completion before job commencement)

Management Prefers Candidates With The Following

  • Board Certification in Psychiatry

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The North Carolina Office of Rural Health (ORH) offers qualifying providers either Student Loan

Repayment (NC Loan Repayment Program) or a Service Bonus (NC High Needs Service Bonus) in exchange for providing comprehensive primary care services in eligible facilities serving those with high need. For more information on eligibility requirements, contact Clint Cresawn at 919-527-6496, or toll free at 1-800-533-8847.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drugtesting and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind includingvapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility’sVaccination Policy.

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