Job ID: 289881127  |  Last Updated: 6/23/2020

General Psychiatry in a Secure Setting

Columbia, SC
Applicant Contact
Michael Vernon
(917) 776-8954
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Wellpath is seeking a full-time Psychiatrist to join the medical team of a full-service healthcare facility for detainees. This population is very diverse, and length-of-stay is generally short-term. Here are other highlights of this open position:

Competitive salary (no "quota" or RVU system)
Regular retention bonus payments
Professional Liability Insurance provided and paid for
Variety of psychiatric presentations
Call is possible, but opportunity for call is very, very limited
Some flexibility in scheduling
This is a healthcare facility, with a staff of healthcare professionals from many disciplines. Wellpath offers a full suite of benefits that you can customize to your specific needs.

The Columbia Regional Care Center, in Columbia, South Carolina, is the only private detention healthcare facility in the United States. Accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), Columbia Regional Care Center is a 374-bed facility offering sub-acute, skilled, intermediate and hospice care for conditions such as AIDS, cancer, cardiac disease, and kidney dialysis, mental health, and special needs programs for detainees. In addition to providing detention healthcare, CRCC also provides inpatient evaluation and treatment for individuals determined to be not competent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity for the State of South Carolina. This distinct part of the CRCC, which recently received Joint Commission Accreditation, is operated in partnership with the SC Department of Mental Health and Bryant Psychiatric Hospital.
CRCC offers a broad range of medical services including full-time primary physician care, 24-hour skilled nursing coverage and assistance with activities of daily living. CRCC offers acute, sub-acute, skilled care; intermediate and assisted care; geriatric and hospice care; pre and post operative care; oncology and primary care services for a wide range of common health conditions including, but not limited to AIDS, cancer, hepatitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, cardiac disease, quadriplegia, kidney disease and traumatic brain/spinal cord injury. CRCC offers special needs services for detainees including a 20 station dialysis unit (to include a Hepatitis B isolation room), peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, enteral feeding, infusion services, tracheostomy care, physical therapy and ventilator care (life support).

CRCC provides inpatient forensic and mental health treatment and evaluation services to include comprehensive assessments, evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders for individuals involved with the criminal court system for a wide range of mental illnesses and conditions. Mental Competency Studies and observation cases are provided by a licensed forensic psychiatrist for both federal and state courts. Detainees have a highly structured milieu and are encouraged to be fully involved in their treatment including treatment team meetings, group activities, education classes, life skills, and spiritual services. The Mental Health Department conducts supportive therapy groups each week. Education classes include GED preparation, computer technology, English as a second language, basic reading and math skills.

National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) and The Joint Commission (exclusively on SCDMH Units).


At Wellpath, our physicians have the opportunity to practice in a Patient Centered Medical Home. Our physicians receive great pay, benefits and flexible schedules while working with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate high quality, low cost patient care.

Wellpath is located in a correctional or behavioral hospital environment where our patients are truly appreciative of the care they receive. And due to the high security standards, our environments are safer than most emergency rooms and hospitals. If your passion is providing patient care and you are ready to enjoy the work you do, apply with Wellpath today.

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