Denver Health is recruiting a Forensic Psychiatry Medical Director to join our team.
This physician oversees behavioral health services provided at Denver City and County Jails. In this role, the physician provides direct clinical care and oversees a team of psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The Director of Forensic Psychiatry also serves as a liaison between the medical department and the Denver Sherriff's Department, conducts forensic evaluations for the courts, and provides subject matter expertise in the area of forensic psychiatry. This physician is part of the Behavioral Health Services department at Denver Health, which has a safety-net mission to provide quality care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, this provider holds a faculty position at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As such, this physician is responsible for organizing educational and quality improvement activities. Completion of a forensic psychiatry fellowship is preferred. Denver Health is strongly committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its hiring practices.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
*Generous benefits including 4+ weeks paid time off, CME time and allowance, and robust retirement package
*Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, great schools, family-friendly communities, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year
Denver Health provides Level I care for all, regardless of ability to pay and is a model for other safety net institutions across the nation. As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care.
*Provides psychiatric assessment, consultation, and care in Denver City and County and for incarcerated patients in other systems
*Works collaboratively, effectively, and respectfully with Denver County Sheriffs and other law enforcement
*Conduct effective and thorough risk assessments for violence
*Physicians at Denver Health are faculty members of the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine serve as teachers for students seeking clinical experience at Denver Health and provide education for post graduate medical trainees.
*Focus on Superior Patient Care by: practicing evidence-based, high-quality state-of-the art medicine; encourage increased patient understanding, involvement in care, and treatment decisions; achieve and maintain optimal patient access; insist on departmental focus on superior patient service; and participate in or support education and research.
*Collaborate on Care Delivery by: including staff, other physicians and management in both service and patient care improvements; treat all members with respect;
demonstrate the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct; and behave in a manner consistent with Denver Health goals.
*Listen and Communicate by: providing clinical information in a clear and timely manner;
*requesting information and resources needed to provide care consistent with Denver Health goals; and provide and accept feedback in a respectful manner from all staff.
*Take Ownership by: providing leadership to improve outcomes quality and service quality; work to ensure personal, departmental and organization compliance with all legal and educational requirements; steadily improve the efficiency and economic aspects of your practice.
Quality Metrics. 1) Focus on clinically relevant outcome measures; 2) Change by embracing innovations to continuously improve patient care, service and organizational efficiency.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*Has expert knowledge of the intersection of psychiatry and the law
*Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and comprehensively with courts, judges, law enforcement, and other professionals outside the healthcare setting both face-to-face and in writing
*Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
*Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care.
*Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications.
*Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills.
*Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems.
*Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
*A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
*Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
* Doctorate Degree (Required) * Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. * Board Certified; in forensic psychiatry preferred. * 3 years of experience as a psychiatrist preferred * Graduation from an Accredited Medical School and completed Accredited Residency Programs and fellowships for specialist, or equivalent. * Board Certified; in forensic psychiatry preferred. * 3 years of experience as a psychiatrist preferred
Denver City Jail
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.