Orange County, Florida
118,000 - 190,000 anually
Aug 11, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Career Level
Student (College)


From what was once a handful of cells, the Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) has become one of the largest county detention facilities in the nation. Situated on a 76-acre secure compound in Orlando, Florida, OCCD has the capacity to detain up to 4,100 inmates on any given day. Strong working relationships between the 1,700 certified and civilian staff are valued at OCCD, as is the rich history and proud tradition passed down through the many generations of employees.

The psychiatrist is responsible for providing quality care to the inmates at the Orange County Jail who are under the care of mental health services. This position will also provide oversight (in conjunction with the medical providers) of mental health inmates who may display medical problems causing or contributing to mental health symptoms. Work is performed with independence under the general supervision of the Medical Director and the Healthcare Administrator.

Representative Duties    

  • Performs psychiatric assessments, evaluations and treatments.
  • Conducts daily psychiatric sick call.
  • Orders, reviews, and responds to all lab work and testing associated with psychotropic medication administration.
  • Monitors and effectively treats side effect issues related to psychotropic medication.
  • Assist in identifying and responding appropriately to inmate problems related to alcohol/drug abuse or withdrawal/dependence.
  • Provides educational presentations to Corrections Health Services staff regarding psychotropic medications, and other related areas.
  • Assists in the division's effort to ensure that all aspects of the mental health delivery system are consistent with ACA, NCCHC, FMJS and other applicable standards.
  • Assists with the division's effort to provide quality psychiatric care in a cost-effective manner consistent with budgetary and logistical considerations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a school of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Must possess a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida and completed residency training in Psychiatry from an approved training program through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Currently Board Certified in Psychiatry through an ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) approved Board, or must be eligible to sit for the Boards. Board Certification must be obtained within 5 years of completion of residency.


  • Previous Correctional Experience
  • Computer Knowledge to include experience using Microsoft Office software

Application Deadline    

Open until filled

Subject to close without notice


$118,872 - $190,674 annually. Based on qualifications and Orange County Policy

Veterans Preference    

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements    

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

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