Physician / Psychiatry / California / Permanent / Psychiatrist - Part Time - Porterville Job
Company: Kurz Solutions
Posted on: June 21, 2022
The Gateway to One of the Greatest Sights in the World, Welcome to
The Community - Porterville, California
Known as the gateway to the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia
National Monument, this is the true entryway to magnificent giant
sequoias, creeks, rivers, a lake, forest with the biggest trees in
the world, world class rock climbing, places to camp and hike, hunt
and fish, and so much more.
Porterville offers an old-town charm and pioneering spirit to
visitors as well as serving as the port, if you will, as mentioned
above to the Sequoia National Forest and the Great Western Divide
Highway. Nestled up against the Sierra Nevada, Porterville is the
entryway to winter fun as there are several areas on Sequoia
National Forest in which to play in the snow. The community's
charming downtown area offers a number of attractions such as
unique boutique-style retailers, antique stores, restaurants, a
multicultural art center and beautiful historic downtown murals.
Mainstreet is also home to numerous special events, such as the
popular Iris Festival held at the end of April and the Veterans
Day/Homecoming Parade that has been held on Veterans Day for more
than 90 years. Speaking of celebrations, arguably the most popular
is the Iris Festival, which draws more than 20,000 to the city. The
festival is a celebration of Porterville's official city flower,
the purple iris. Many other events and activities are offered
throughout the community year-round, including a
community-supported country fair and various cultural offerings,
not to mention, California's longest running community theater.
Explore Porterville here.
About the Facility - Porterville Development Center
Porterville Developmental Center (PDC), is located on approximately
670 acres in Porterville California, opened in 1953 and currently
serves people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a
general treatment area and separate secure treatment program.
PDC is one of four State-operated facilities within the California
Department of Developmental Services serving people with
developmental disabilities. PDC provides 24-hour residential
services for individuals 18 years or older who have serious medical
and/or behavior problems for which appropriate services are not
currently available through community resources. PDC is licensed by
the California Department of Public Health to provide general acute
medical services, skilled nursing services, and intermediate care
The majority of individuals served at PDC have an intellectual
disability and many have severe chronic medical or behavioral
problems. Others require services within a secure treatment
program. These individuals are in the mild to moderate range of
intellectual disability, have come in contact with the legal
system, have been determined to be a danger to themselves or others
and/or incompetent to stand trial, and have been determined by the
court to meet the criteria requiring treatment in a secure
Facility Address: 26501 Ave 140, Porterville, CA 93257
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to) Meet with
mentally ill patient-inmates/youths for crisis interventions,
face-to-face interviews, etc. Must be able to provide clinical
face-to-face interviews at cell fronts in inmate housing units. In
some institutions, multi-tiered housing units may require the
ability to climb stairs and walk long distances.
Conduct initial mental health evaluations including criminal,
psychiatric, and substance abuse case history to assess
inmate's/ward's current needs and make treatment recommendations in
the initial evaluation.
Conduct clinically sound suicide risk evaluations including
clinical reviews, applying suicide risk assessment protocols,
pertinent data/chart reviews, proper documentation and
consultations as needed.
Participate in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT)
Document all care provided to the patient-inmate/ward, including
face-to-face contacts and IDTT meetings.
Monitor inmate/ward progress using Subjective, Objective,
Assessment, Plan and Education (SOAPE) formatted progress
Effectively applies community standard of practice for psychiatric
treatment modalities and ethical standards.
Perform mental status exam (MSE) in face-to-face clinical
Identify the relevant signs and symptoms of medical/psychological
disorders in order to comprehensively diagnose, assess and manage
the presenting symptomatology.
Examine prior mental health records, institutional chromos,
probation reports, court records and other available documents to
assist in the formulation of patient's diagnosis and aid in the
development of the inmate's/ward's treatment plans.
Review, examine and diagnose psychiatric patients of all ages and
patient records and files in mental health program to determine
progress, effectiveness and/or appropriateness of treatment
Consult, as necessary, with supervising psychiatrist on unusual,
complex, or serious cases, or present such cases to a clinical
conference for advice or decision.
Provide clinical consultation to psychiatric staff on unusual,
complex or serious problems and cases where technical expertise is
Prescribe medication as deemed appropriate for treatment and
utilize the CDCR Correctional Formulary or obtain non-formulary
Interpret laboratory results and make clinically appropriate
referrals to medical services, as appropriate.
Determine type of psychiatric and general medical treatment
Prescribe changes in treatment when indicated.
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