Senior Psychiatrist (Range C)

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1872123392

Steve Sisolak
Charles Daniels
Christina Leathers
Chief of Human
Northern Administration
5500 Snyder Ave.
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 977-5500
Southern Administration
3955 W. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(725) 216-6000
Department of Corrections
Senior Psychiatrist (Range C)
Applications Accepted
Recruiting for: Future full-time and part-time vacancies located at the Department of
Corrections, Medical Administration Division, in the following areas: Carson City, Ely,
Indian Springs, North Las Vegas and Lovelock, Nevada. Ely is a maximum security
Sr. Psychiatrist POSITION: Under administrative direction, plans, directs and participates
in providing medical care to the mentally ill or mentally disabled; may supervise a
subordinate staff providing professional medical services or patient care; and does related
work as required. Performs psychiatric evaluations by reviewing data from referral
services and client records; interviewing family of client to obtain additional data;
conducting psychiatric examination of client by interview to elicit subjective information
and to observe the client's mood, speech, perceptivity, thought process and intellectual
functions; evaluating the data acquired and deciding whether a mental disorder is present
and, if so, what is the most appropriate diagnosis of the disorder considering differential
diagnosis; deciding what are the most appropriate recommendations for the treatment of
disorder; and stating recommendations for the treatment management of the client.
The purpose of the psychiatric evaluation is to determine the most probable cause of the
client's disorder for use as a working diagnosis and indicative treatment. Senior
Psychiatrists typically report to the Medical Director. Clinical work is carried out
independently and reviewed periodically by means of a peer review, case conferences
and related mechanisms. Consultation/education activity is also conducted
independently consistent with agency needs. These activities are largely governed by
state and federal laws regarding client rights and services to the mentally ill; Department,
agency and program guidelines, policies and procedures; and medical ethics. Special
assignments and requests are communicated and may be reviewed by the Medical
Sr. Psychiatrist Requirements: Graduation from a medical school approved by the
Nevada Board of Medical Examiners, completion of a one year internship in an approved
hospital and two year of practice in the field of psychiatry and certification by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. License: Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of Nevada at the time
of appointment.
Special Notes and Requirements: Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in the class
have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in the class
must first submit to pre-employment screening for controlled substances. 2) Requires
fingerprinting and a background investigation through the FBI and NCIC processes. 3) A
valid license to practice medicine in the State of Nevada is required at the time of
appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
SALARY AND Benefits: Annual salary (Range C) up to $199,142 (Employee/Employer)
Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), plan. Employee benefits include paid
annual, paid sick leave, health insurance, and the State retirement plan. Other optional
benefits are available including a deferred compensation program.
To apply:
Submit a State application to Ken Goodly, Human Resources Analyst II, Department of
Corrections, 3955 West Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118, (725) 216-6052, E-mail:

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Recruitment Needs Are Satisfied. Qualified
individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be
established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close
without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision
has been made.
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or
compensation and/or wages.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map