STG International Inc. Psychiatrist- Immigration Health in El Paso, Texas
Psychiatrist- Immigration Health
STG International is seeking qualified candidates for the Psychiatrist position to work full-time providing health care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.
INTRODUCTION:The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the UnitedStates Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United StatesPublic Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractorscomprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
MISSION:IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody ofICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognizedcorrectional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed toproviding healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and providemedical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement andremoval of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed toensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigoroussurveillance and monitoring activities.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions inaccordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or grantedprivileges.2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline andfacility setting.3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.4. Prescribes and monitors psychiatric medication treatment services including monitoring theside effects of medication and/or adverse reactions.5. Offers comprehensive psycho-educational information with each medication/somatictreatment regarding the patient’s mental illness, emotional disturbance or behavior disorder,treatment goals, potential benefits and the risk of treatment, self-monitoring aids, and identifiessupport groups for therapeutic assistance.6. Utilizes the evidence-based algorithms for decision-making regarding patient assessment andmedication management.7. Utilizes Assessment of Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) is used if identified treatmentcarries the risk of inducing a movement disorder.8. Adheres to medical standards in accordance with IHSC policies, American PsychiatricAssociation standards, and legal requirements.9. Determines the need for core treatment and specialty services for identified patients in a fullrange of psychiatric problems.10. Performs various diagnostic and treatment procedures, including cognitive and behavioralpsychotherapy, supportive individual and group psychotherapy, somatic therapies (including theuse of traditional and atypical drugs).11. Provides professional, recovery based psychiatric care considerate of cultural and ethnicdiversity and focuses on empowering individuals to change their own lives.12. Assures patients are treated with dignity and are consulted when evaluating and/or revisingtreatment and services.13. Utilizes evidence-based practices to promote recovery, reduces stigma and unconditionallyenhance the quality of life.14. Assures a positive therapeutic milieu exists during treatment and emphasizes recovery goals.15. Participates in comprehensive performance improvement and utilization management plansto include:• Quality and appropriateness of services,• Evaluation of patient-based functions,• Decreasing the escalation of healthcare costs, and• Improvement in patient outcomes.16. Prepares or oversees the preparation of documentation, testimony, and written orders neededfor care, treatment, medical records, legal actions, referrals, performance development,credentials/privileges, and administrative requirements.17. Provides expert guidance to the Director and other staff in all matters pertaining to mentalhealth treatment (modalities and medications), and mental health programs both domestic andinternational.18. Analyzes public health care trends, in the mental health area, of related special populationgroups and assists in developing and implementing policies and guidelines to improve mentalhealth services of such groups.19. Assumes responsibility for the non-psychiatric medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatmentof patients for whom she or he is responsible in the absence of non-psychiatric physicians inemergency situations and within incumbent’s competency and scope of practice.20. Provides clinical supervision to mental health staff.21. Spends at least 60% of time in direct patient care to meet the performance targets set by theIHSC.22. Provides specialized medical services to “outpatients” and provides medical care toinpatients in facilities with a short stay unit. Specific duties involve all aspects of health caredelivery. The incumbent will work in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists invarious clinical areas.23. Acts as a mental health consultant to medial staff, providing oversight and direction relatedto the provision of mental health care.24. Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/ormedications as required. Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary. Refersresidents requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admittingphysician.25. Ensures that proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented. Incumbentshall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to thedepartmental Performance Improvement program, and other agencies or committees as required.26. May be required to see patients who are not in the category of his/her expertise but within hisor her scope of practice.27. Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, etc., as related to thearea of responsibility. Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training,personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility.28. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.29. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records asrequired by, and appropriate to, position.30. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.31. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.32. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance withthe Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.33. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, OperationalMemoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.34. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, QualityImprovement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate toposition.35. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.36. Other duties as assigned.
DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:IHSC operates 365/24/7 you may be required to respond telephonically during emergency callback roster activation.1. This full time position is required to provide rotational on-call coverage and may need toreturn to the facility during non-core hours to provide care.
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:1. The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render aPreliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.2. A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion ofinitial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:1. Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.2. Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jogmay be necessary to provide assistance.3. Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.4. Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the buildingduring an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighssignificantly more than self).5. Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary(exceptions on a case by case basis).6. Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.7. Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.8. Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physicallimitations.9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:This is a contract position and supervisory controls will be set forth by the contract vendor.Technical oversight will be provided by the Government Technical Monitor (GTM).
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:1. Strong oral and written communication skills.2. Excellent interpersonal skills.3. Critical thinking skills4. Cultural competency.5. Integrity and honesty.6. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).7. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, notrequired).
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a school in the United States or;2. Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that providededucation and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the UnitedStates as established by:a. The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation(NCFMEA) andb. Permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign MedicalGraduates (ECFMG).
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:1. Permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine independently in the state inwhich the duty station is located. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, andunrestricted status during the term of employment. Any changes to license must be reported toemployer immediately.2. Board Certification by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN). Or,3. Board Certification by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN).within 18 months of hiring.4. Any candidate who is not board certified at the time of hiring must be presented to the IHSCMedical Director for concurrence.Please note:• Effective January 1, 2012, ABPN will require a physician to become Board certifiedwithin seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approvedresidency training in their primary specialty or ACGME-accredited subspecialty.• Graduates can take the ABPN Certification Examination as many times as allowed duringthe seven-year period.• Individuals who have completed an accredited residency program prior to January 1,2012 will have until January 1, 2019 to become board certified.• Individuals who do not become certified during the seven-year period (or before January1, 2019 for those who completed residency training before January 1, 2012) will be required to(1) repeat the required clinical skills evaluations; and (2) complete one stage of MOC (90 CMEcredits, 24 self-assessment CME credits, and one PIP Unit that includes a clinical and feedbackmodule) in order to be credentialed to take the ABPN Certification Examination.5. This position requires privileging by IHSC.6. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American HeartAssociation.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:1. Knowledge of the indications and contraindications, complications and techniques in thevarious psychiatric treatment and diagnostic modalities.2. Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simplediagnostic and treatment procedures.3. Teaching experience acknowledging a level of expertise and capacity for developing andaccessing clinical educational programs.4. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.5. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if notfluent in a language the patient understands.6. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.7. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to developpositive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.8. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinaryenvironment.9. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records,web based training and communications.10. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs,specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.11. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patientmedical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission.STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.
El Paso, Texas, United States