Job ID: 289859408  |  Last Updated: 5/5/2020

Forensic Psychiatrist

Center for Forensic Psychiatry
Saline, MI
Applicant Contact
Samantha Ruhl
Resource Analyst
(517) 335-0944

Job Description

The forensic psychiatrist in this position performs a wide variety of advanced level duties concerning the treatment and evaluation of forensic patients, including functioning as an assistant to the Unit Director on the inpatient units to which they are assigned and may oversee the work of clinical staff on the Treatment Team. They are a member of multidisciplinary inpatient Treatment Teams on which they carry a patient caseload and perform evaluations of inpatients for purposes of civil commitment or recommitment throughout the hospital. The Forensic psychiatrist conducts forensic evaluations in the inpatient setting and court ordered evaluations on the Evaluation Unit. Also, they provide psychiatric and medical consultation to the Evaluation Unit, and testify in court with regard to Petitions for Discharge filed in the Probate Courts by patients under their treatment and other patients being treated on the unit, as necessary. Additionally, the forensic psychiatrist takes part in the teaching of forensic psychiatry residents, general residents, medical students, and professionals in other mental health disciplines.

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a medical degree from an accredited school of medicine.

Completion of a psychiatric residency program,
18 Level: One year of experience as a psychiatrist in a mental health facility, clinic, program or correctional facility and certification as a Consulting Forensic Examiner by the Center for Forensic Psychiatry.
P17 Level: No experience is required

Additional Requirements and Information

Possession of a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery in Michigan.

Certain positions may require that only individuals with specific education and experience qualifications be appointed.

Some positions require possession of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology "general requirements" for certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Some positions require possession of ABPN general psychiatry certification with special competency.
Certification as a Consulting Forensic Examiner within the first year.

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