Senior Psychiatrist (Range C)

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 06, 2019
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1358857917

State of Nevada
Department of Corrections

Senior Psychiatrist (Range C)
Applications Accepted
Department of Corrections
Recruiting for: Future full-time and part-time vacancies located at the Department of Corrections,
Administrative Division, Medical Section in the following areas: Carson City, Ely, Indian Springs,
North Las Vegas and Lovelock, Nevada. Ely is a maximum security prison.
Sr. Psychiatrist POSITION: Under administrative direction, plans, directs and participates in providing
medical care to the mentally ill or mentally retarded; 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; Division, agency and program
guidelines, policies and procedures; and medical ethics. Special assignments and requests are
communicated and may be reviewed by the Medical Director.
Sr. Psychiatrist Requirements: Graduation from a medical school approved by the Nevada Board
of Medical Examiners, completion of a one year internship in and approved hospital and two year of
practice in the field of psychiatry and certification by the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.
License: Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of Nevada at the time of

Steve Sisolak

James Dzurenda

Northern Administration
5500 Snyder Ave.
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-3285

Southern Administration
3955 W. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 486-9906 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 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 $176,902 (Employee/Employer Paid
Retirement). 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, (702) 486-9956, 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