Staff Psychiatrist, Corrections- flexible schedule offered

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Job Overview


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is currently seeking an Inpatient Staff Psychiatrist for the Montford Unit in Lubbock, TX.


TTUHSC Managed Care has a partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide all medical healthcare, behavioral healthcare, dental, vision, and pharmacy services to incarcerated offenders in the Northern and Western Regions of the State of Texas. All of our benefits eligible positions offer excellent benefits and outstanding retirement options which includes a pension plan!

The John Montford Unit, located in Lubbock, TX is the regional medical center and psychiatric hospital for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This unit specializes in housing offenders who require mental health and medical treatment. This unit has the capacity to house 1,047 male offenders. The facility has the capability to house 550 offenders in psychiatric care, 400 offenders in the Trusty Camp, 30 holding beds, 50 Ward beds, 44 Long-Term Care beds, and 4 Specialty Care beds.

The Montford Psychiatric Hospital consists of 10 pods, including: Crisis Management, Diagnostic and Evaluation, Aute Care/ Rapid Stabilization, Partial Remission, Chronic Care, Mood Disorder, Neurocognitive Disorder and Impulsive, Self-Injurious Behavior.

Job Summary

Diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Provides professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate/patients. Insures that appropriate mental health care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion, regardless or segregation status. Renders judgement regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to TTUHSC Correctional Health Services Policies and Procedures, TDCJ Policies and Procedures, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards. Works under general direction of the Unit Medical Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgement.

Providers will see 14 patients per day, averaging 12 follow-ups and 2 evaluations daily. Patients are seen dependent on clinical needs, ranging from weekly to monthly, Patients are assigned to specialized treatment tracks with length of stay ranging from 1-6 months. Treatment Team meetings with Social Workers and Masters’ Level Clinicians occur twice weekly. Hospitalization and Medication hearings occur once weekly for one hour.

Benefits Offered

  • Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
  • 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% off premium for dependents.
  • Optional Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
  • State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
  • Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
  • And much more.

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:

  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission.
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude.
  • INTEGRITY to be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking.
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments.

Seniority Level



  • Higher Education

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center provided pay range

This range is provided by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Your actual pay will be based on your skills and experience — talk with your recruiter to learn more.

Base pay range

$250,000/yr – $275,000/yr

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