Regional Psychiatric Director in Jefferson City, MO at Corizon Health

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Description

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

Corizon Health has an opening for a Regional Psychiatric Director to lead our Psychiatric providers in Missouri. This position is based out of our regional office in Jefferson City, MO, but can be remote if you live inside the state of Missouri.

This Leadership Opportunity will offer you:

  • Whole person approach with team of integrated care nurses, providers, behavioral health staff and correctional staff on site providing continuous patient information
  • The capacity for detailed Behavioral Health informatics assessing clinical outcomes and medication utilization
  • The opportunity to teach and supervise psychiatrists and nurse practitioners
  • The chance to provide clinical care for those who may have not received the treatment in the community
  • The opportunity to participate in a national health care system in a behavioral health leadership role.

Qualifications of the Corizon Health Regional Psychiatric Director (Missouri)

  • Must possess a current license and a current DEA registration in the state of Missouri.
  • Must be board certified, eligible, or qualified by the state laws/regulations to practice psychiatry.
  • Must have current BLS certification.
  • Experience in healthcare administration preferred.

Job Description

Monitors all aspects of behavioral healthcare services in a designated region or contract. Has authority, responsibility, and accountability for effecting and monitoring compliance of behavioral health services with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, DOC or jail contract requirements, and ACA/NCCHC standards. Coordinated and effective administration of psychiatric services as further described below, and administrative guidance and support to site behavioral health staff and support of regional management.

Responsibilities of the Corizon Health Regional Psychiatric Director

  • Provide onsite psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those inmates referred by the medical or clinical services staff. Provide written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course.
  • Oversee the quality and effectiveness of behavioral healthcare delivery to the offender patient population.
  • Conduct periodic audits of the quality of behavioral healthcare within the region and document same according to contract or Corizon requirements.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Statewide Behavioral Health Director and/or site psychiatrists to discuss behavioral health service delivery at each site.
  • Conduct on-site visit with Behavioral health team at each assigned site, assess overall service delivery, and guide team in process improvement at least annually.
  • Review results of all Corizon CQI and Clinical Programs surveys with regard to behavioral health services and provide oversight in the development, implementation, and follow-up monitoring processes.
  • Review Pharmacy and Therapeutics initiatives, including psychotropic prescribing patterns and all behavioral health non-formulary requests.
  • Foster positive relationships with the Department of Corrections or jail leadership.
  • Assist with recruitment of psychiatrists and contact potential candidates for an interview within 48 hours of notification from the Recruiting Department.
  • Provide Physician Information Program to new contracted psychiatrists within 30 days of the first day of clinical service and document completion.
  • Coordinate and participate in annual peer review of all contracted psychiatrists in region.
  • Provide timely feedback, and if appropriate, coordinate the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) or 2nd opinion consultation when required.
  • Assist the Regional Medical Director in the submission of a monthly Regional Medical Director Report to the Senior Medical Director and/or Vice President Medical Affairs.
  • Monitor outcomes under evidence-based clinical guidelines.
  • Develop strategic plans in collaboration with Regional Managers and Regional Vice Presidents.
  • Monitor compliance of mid-level practitioners' services against applicable professional laws, regulations and requirements of the applicable state.
  • Focus on interpretation of data, and confirm development of satisfactory and appropriate action plans.
  • Participate in root cause analysis processes related to scope of responsibility.
  • Foster a professional environment among and support seamless delivery of services by the site-contracted psychiatrists, mid-level providers, Regional Managers and site Health Service Administrators.
  • Develop list of key individuals to effect optimal communication with client contacts, and maintain contacts in accordance with company communication plan.
  • Be available for any ACA/NCCHC accreditation visits for assigned region.
  • Participate in mortality, morbidity, and sentinel event review as required by Corizon policy or as requested by management.
  • In conjunction with the Regional Medical Director, provide psychiatric leadership for the utilization management program in the region. Provide timely feedback in Utilization Management matters including outpatient and inpatient issues (transfers, discharges, disputes).
  • Participate on committees as assigned.
  • Attend meetings as directed by prison or jail administration.

Benefits offered to the Regional Psychiatric Director

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Free online Continuing Education program
  • Comprehensive Onboarding

Apply online at or Send Resume to Bob Manche at or he can be reached at 1-800-218-8086

Corizon Health provides patients with high quality healthcare and reentry services that will reduce recidivism and better the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated persons with physical and mental illness and the professionals who care for them. More healthcare professionals are finding the stability and advancement they desire at Corizon Health.

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity 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.