Psychiatrist - PT, on site - Part-time

Mediko Norfolk, VA
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November 21, 2022
Norfolk, VA
Have you heard the good news?!?

MEDIKO was recently selected as the NEW healthcare provider for the Norfolk City Jail!

Come join us and be a part of one of the biggest employment related changes effecting the Tidewater region today! Are you ready to help MEDIKO make a real change in the lives of the Norfolk City Jail's patient population?

Join our team TODAY to be a part of history in the making --- where no two days are the same, you always have the ability to make a difference in someone's life and where you can grow your skills on a daily basis.

MEDIKO is a 26-year-old private, physician-owned, correctional healthcare provider headquartered in Richmond, VA. We proudly provide compassionate, comprehensive medical and mental health services to the underserved population in correctional facilities. At MEDIKO, our people are our most important resource and the positions we bring on will support our company's rapid growth.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the company!

MEDIKO is HIRING the following position for our new partner, the Norfolk City Jail:

Position, Psychiatrist, on site

Pay, Starting @ $175/hr

Schedule/Shift, PT, 1 4hr day per week

The on-site Part Time Psychiatrist for our Norfolk City Jail will provide independent psychiatric care in a correctional setting to a specified population of emergency patients. These patients will be referred to the psychiatrist via nursing, physician and/or QMHP staff based on their presentation of mental health history or current issues.

What You'll Do:
  • Abides by MEDIKO protocols and the regulations of the institution to which assigned.
  • Provides required documentation of services to the Corporate Medical Director in order to monitor services provided and compliance with facility/client contract.
  • Notifies Corporate Medical Director and Health Services Administrator of schedule changes in schedule coverage.
  • Assists in arrangements of coverage of psychiatric services if unavailable for extended period of time.
  • Collaborates with other MEDIKO Psychiatrists regarding issues of patient care.
  • Maintains and shows proof of current Virginia licensure and provides duplicate for personnel file.
  • Maintains CME requirements for continued psychiatric practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients either in person or via telehealth.
  • Ensures progress note documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR), or on approved paper form is in SOAP format, problem-oriented, and corresponds to the therapeutic order, and is legible if handwritten.
  • Ensures all documentation is dated, timed, problem-oriented and that encounters in EMR are located with document, or legible and signed if handwritten.
  • Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedures.
  • Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
  • Appropriately refers patients/inmates to off-site psychiatric facilities as required.
  • Provides clinical supervision to other professional personnel, providing instructions as needed.
  • Participates in the training program of the facility as requested.
  • Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Corporate Medical Director for disposition.
  • Provides clinical oversight to the facility medical/mental health program as defined by the ACA standards.
  • Provides psychiatric services to inmates/patients as scheduled.
  • Partners with Health Services Administrator (HSA) in supervising continuous quality improvement program including patient grievances, utilization management, pharmacy and therapeutics and assists in development of criteria.
  • Serves as liaison with mental health care providers in the community.
  • Works with Health Services Administrator (HSA) and Qualified Mental Health Professional. To establish and maintain mental health chronic care clinics that assure compliance with ACA, NCCHC, State and Facility standards.
  • Assist the HSA to monitor pharmacy services including formulary compliance, prescribing patterns and dispensing of medications; participates with P&T committee.
  • Respects dignity and confidentiality of inmates.
  • Independent medical judgment with regards to patient diagnosis and treatment shall be unrestricted.
What We Require:
  • Must have and maintain current licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Must maintain a current DEA registration.
  • Board certified or is qualified by the Commonwealth of Virginia laws and regulations to practice medicine.
  • Able to work under pressure and able to relate well to patients, security, visitors and co-workers.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR certification.
  • Criminal background check, Security Clearance and Drug Screening
What We Offer: (benefits vary based on FT, PT, or PRN status)
  • Benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance for you and your family
  • Employer-paid Life insurance policy/AD&D, long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Plan
  • CEUs paid for by MEDIKO
  • Generous paid time off including 10 Holidays
  • Participation in the MEDIKO retirement plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
Please visit our website at www.mediko.comto learn more about opportunities at MEDIKO!

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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