UCHC Physician Specialist (Psychiatrist) FT SWSP

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title
UCHC Physician Specialist (Psychiatrist) FT SWSP
Job Category
Staff & Executive – Medical (Clinical) – Psychiatry
UCHC-S. Woods State Prison-Inpatien
University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.

We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary
Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) is seeking a Physician Specialist (Psychiatrist) to work at our South Woods State Prison Facility located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The Physician Specialist provides direct clinical care to state prisoners, functions collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and maintains effective communication with staff and administration.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides assessments, direct clinical care and treatment to inmates.
  • Conducts comprehensive psychiatrist assessments (demonstrating a review of the electronic record, psychotropic medications, history of mental illness, prior psychiatric hospitalization, suicidal, unusual or bizarre behavior) for new admissions to UCHC’s Special Needs roster according to established time frames.
  • Orders, initiates and interprets laboratory tests according to required time frames or as medically necessary.
  • Conducts adequate and timely civil psychiatric commitment evaluations.
  • Participates in treatment planning.
Position Status
Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours
Union Description
Payroll Designation

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment
Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Licensed Physician in the State of New Jersey.
  • Current DEA registration, CDS and CPR certifications.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Psychiatry.
  • Computer literacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Forensic psychiatry preferred.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must possess own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
  • On-call responsibilities.
  • Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
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Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus
Off Campus
Location Details
South Woods State Prison Facility located in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Are you eligible for certification or currently certified by the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Psychiatry with a valid NJ medical license, CDS, and NJ DEA?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have a valid driver’s license and possess a vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Are you a licensed physician in the State of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Certifications/Licenses
  • CPR Certification

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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