Mental Health/Joseph Harp Correctional Center
This position is part-time (50%)
This is an unclassified position; selections will be made
without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
Under general direction, performs professional work in the
diagnosis and treatment of mental health patients in a correctional
- Responsible for the psychiatric medical management of the
inmates at the institution assigned; examines diagnoses, and treats
all inmates who present signs and symptoms of mental illness;
routinely re-evaluates and re-examines all inmates on psychotropic
medication on a regular appropriately timed basis.
- Gives appropriate medical orders to the paraprofessional staff
of health care providers and mental health personnel.
- Evaluates existing treatment programs and makes recommendation
of revisions of programs.
- Assists in developing and implementing mental health policies
and procedures to be used at the assigned institution; developing
standards of care compatible with the standards recommended for
mental health services by the American Correctional
- Assists wardens, administrative, and correctional staff in the
understanding and supervision of those inmates with mental health
problems; and provides in-service education for other health care
personnel, psychology personnel, and correctional custody officials
- Keeps abreast of modern developments in mental health treatment
and remains able to set the course for a health care team.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of applied psychiatry and
of the use of psycho pharmacologic medications. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships; to exercise
independent judgement; to analyze a situation and adopt an
effective course of action; to successfully diagnose, clarify, and
treat patients in an acceptable manner; and to interpret complex
instructions, both oral and written.
Education and Experience:
Statutorily Required: N/A
Licensure to practice medicine in the state of Oklahoma and be
eligible or certified to practice psychiatry.
Job Code: 2093 DOC Pay Grade: Medical Statutory Reference: 74
O.S. 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 08-01-02
Please read instructions carefully and include all required
documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application
has been submitted.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment
in the Classified Service.