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YesCare Corp Psychiatrist - Forensic in Louisville, Kentucky

Experience & Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of medical school and have completed an appropriate psychiatric residency.

  • Must have 1 year Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

  • Corrections experience preferred.

  • Must be licensed to practice in the applicable state and certified by the Office of Mental Health to provide psychiatric services in a licensed inpatient unit. Current DEA number will need to be provided.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

YesCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Forensic Psychiatrist with YesCare located at the Louisville Jail, Louisville KY: Part Time 20 hours a week

A forensic psychiatrist is responsible for assessing the mental health, emotional, and behavioral factors relevant to legal cases. This position will provide expert opinions, consultation, and testimony in court proceedings to help inform legal decisions. They will provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment to patients on the Competency/Restoration Unit and provide consultation, clinical direction, general supervision, and training to the Competency/Restoration Unit staff.

  • Provide onsitetreatment for competency/restoration forensic patients; conduct clinical assessments; prescribe medication; handle medical emergencies as needed.

  • Develop treatment plans and transition planning; develop after-discharge care plans. Facilitate transition planning/MDT meeting with receiving treatment unit.

  • Participate in competency evaluations and court testimony as needed; and prepare and submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.

  • Provide medication management to all patients admitted to the Competency/Restoration Unit.

  • Consult with legal professionals to provide expert insights and guidance on mental health-related aspects of cases.

  • Approve all admissions and discharges into the Competency/Restoration. Approve, sign, and monitor the implementation and efficiency of treatment plans.

  • Provide in-service education to the Competency/Restoration Unit staff as needed.

  • Be available on a scheduled basis for the on-call needs of the Competency/Restoration Unit.

  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement audits and initiatives.

YesCare Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

About YesCare Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with YesCare, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a YesCare professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join YesCare today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

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ID 2024-17900

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day

Location ID 90065