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Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
17 days ago

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Department of Behavioral Health
Washington, DC
Medical Officer (Psychiatry)
SALARY RANGE $220,938 - $269,681 Per Annum 

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) seeks an experienced physician to serve as a Medical Officer (Psychiatry) in the Forensic Outpatient Program (FOPD), Forensic Division, Clinical Services Administration, Department of Behavioral Health, (DBH).  The mission of the Forensic Division (FD) is to assist in the direction and administration of complex and diverse mental health services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system, the management of mental health programs associated with justice-involved individuals, and in policy-setting authority functions for DBH, FD plans and coordinates behavioral health programs for adults and juveniles involved in the civil and criminal legal systems.  The Medical Officer (Psychiatry), the incumbent serves as a forensic psychiatry expert for the FD.  Incumbent principally provides general psychiatric services to consumers deemed Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) who are in the community under court-ordered conditions.  Instructs multidisciplinary professional staff through consultation, in the care and treatment of individuals, including the management of potentially dangerous individuals.  Provides the Forensic Review Board with expert recommendations on risk management strategies so these NGRI consumers maintain their highest level of functioning and in the least restrictive setting in the community while under the court’s conditions.  Provides specialized consultation and forensic evaluations on issues including, but not limited to, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, guardianship, and need for involuntary medications (e.g., Harper, Sell). Prepares forensic evaluation reports for the courts and others based on knowledge of specific forensic psychiatry issues, as well as violence risk assessment and risk management.  Provides, expert witness testimony, as a forensic examiner, in courts of law and administrative hearings as required.  Conducts evaluations and provides testimony on civil commitment and other specialized forensic issues, as well as the psychiatric status of patients in their care.  Provides training for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychiatry or psychology trainees on forensic-related issues, including report writing and testimony.

Qualifications:  

 Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Graduation with degree of Doctor of Medicine from the United States School of Medicine or Canada approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association in the year of the applicant’s graduation or an equivalent degree from a foreign medical school certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); and
2. A current permanent and full or unrestricted District of Columbia license to practice medicine; and
3. Completion of an approved residency program.

Selective Placement Factors:  Management prefers candidates who are Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Education:  

Graduation with degree of Doctor of Medicine from the United States School of Medicine or Canada approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association in the year of the applicant’s graduation or an equivalent degree from a foreign medical school certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).                               

Licensures, Certifications and other Requirements:

Graduation with degree of Doctor of Medicine from the United States School of Medicine or Canada approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association in the year of the applicant’s graduation or an equivalent degree from a foreign medical school certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

To Apply:

1. Visit dchr.dc.gov
2. Click on Careers
3. Click Careers dc
4. Click view all job
5. Click on Department of Behavioral Health under the Agency Heading on left-hand side
6. The job title/announcement will open up, click on Green “Apply for Job” #14196



Job Information

  • Job ID: 59644634
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Position Title: Medical Officer (Psychiatry) - Forensic Outpatient Program
  • Company Name: The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health
  • Job Function: Forensic Psychiatry,
    Outpatient Psychiatrist,
    Clinical Medical Officer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $220,938.00 - $269,681.00 (Yearly Salary)

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