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Physician / Psychiatry / California / Permanent / Psychiatrist - Part Time - Porterville Job

Company: Kurz Solutions
Location: Porterville
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Gateway to One of the Greatest Sights in the World, Welcome to Porterville!

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 services.
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 area.

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) meetings.
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 notes.
Effectively applies community standard of practice for psychiatric treatment modalities and ethical standards.
Perform mental status exam (MSE) in face-to-face clinical interviews.
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 services.
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 needed.
Prescribe medication as deemed appropriate for treatment and utilize the CDCR Correctional Formulary or obtain non-formulary approval.
Interpret laboratory results and make clinically appropriate referrals to medical services, as appropriate.
Determine type of psychiatric and general medical treatment needed.
Prescribe changes in treatment when indicated.
When conditions

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