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UCHC Psychiatrist Per Diem

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Psychiatrist Per Diem
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Physician
Department UCHC-Md Temporary Coverage

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.

We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Psychiatrist to work within the University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) Psychiatry Department. The Psychiatrist provides direct clinical care to state prisoners and functions collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Maintains effective communication with staff and administration.
  • Provides assessments, direct clinical care and treatment planning to inmates.
  • Conducts comprehensive psychiatrist assessments (demonstrating a review of the electronic record, psychotropic medications, history of mental illness, prior psychiatric hospitalization, suicidal, unusual, or bizarre behavior) for new admissions.
  • Orders, initiates and interprets laboratory tests according to required time frames or as medically necessary, including metabolic monitoring, mood stabilizer blood levels, thyroid function, AIMS testing, and other appropriate biochemical monitoring.
  • Prescribes and renews medications that are deemed medically necessary.
  • Identifies individuals who need placement on “suicide watch” or higher levels of care.
  • Clearly documents rationale for diagnoses using DSM criteria and use of medication in relation to documented diagnoses.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary $135.00/hr
Annual Minimum Salary 0.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 0.000
Annual Maximum Salary 0.000
Standard Hours 1.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), in Psychiatry, with valid NJ medical license, CDS and NJ DEA.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Computer literacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Forensic psychiatry.

An ABPN-certified Psychiatrist will receive a salary premium over a non-ABPN-certified Psychiatrist. If the Psychiatrist attains ABPN certification during UCHC employment, the Psychiatrist’s salary will be increased to reflect the premium. A Psychiatrist must maintain ABPN-certification in order to retain this premium. If ABPN certification lapses, the premium will be removed.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting is required. Ability to move from unit to unit within a Department of Corrections’ facilities. Lifting of up to 10 pounds, hearing and sight are essential, ability to speak clearly is required, may be required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions, On call responsibilities, ability to climb a flight of stairs is required.

A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with inmates, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening behavior. Physician must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.

Special Conditions
  • Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the Department of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, and possess own vehicle or have alternative means of transportation from one site to another

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3137
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a Doctoral Degree in Medicine (M.D., D.O., or equivalent)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you licensed to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application