Chief Psychiatric Officer

WEXFORD HEALTH SOURCES INC   BERLIN, NH   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 29, 2023

         Chief Psychiatric Officer
         Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8AM – 4:30PM
          New Hampshire Department of Corrections
         Concord, New Hampshire

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care
providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped
millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
No nights or weekends - enjoy a positive work/life balance
No third party reimbursement filings
Company-paid CME allowance with paid education days
Company-paid Medical Malpractice insurance with tail coverage

 Chief Psychiatric Officer will oversee all behavioral health Contracted services by
providing clinical leadership to the providers, recruitment of psychiatry staff as well as
advising the NH Department of Corrections on policy matters pertaining to areas
such as forensic psychiatry.
 Responsible for leading and monitoring Wexford Health’s psychiatric services within
the New Hampshire Department of Corrections facilities including psychiatric intakes,
assessments and evaluations, treatment and medication monitoring, and disposition
of inmates within the correctional system.
 Serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and acts as a liaison
with other medical disciplines.
 Ensures that psychiatric treatment services are delivered in a timely, effective, and
cost efficient manner.
 Serve as the director of a complex and comprehensive statewide behavioral health
program; provides high level oversite of behavioral health care delivered at every New
Hampshire Department of Corrections facility.
 Plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of behavioral health staff consisting of
professional and paraprofessional staff.
 Coordinate the work of behavioral health service personnel with other facility
programs; confers with Psychiatrists and other treatment personnel to evaluate care
and treatment programs.
 Develop, implement and evaluate behavioral health policies, procedures and
standards of care and direct changes in behavioral health practices to meet
acceptable standards of care as defined by accreditation and certification agencies.
 Direct the development, implementation and evaluation of a behavioral health
education, orientation and in-service program for all levels of staff; coordinate a
student training program with the affiliated school or university.
 Precepts/mentors new Psychiatrists or designates Psychiatrist from similar site.
 Oversees and evaluates each Psychiatrist orientation, ensuring that new staff gets
necessary knowledge to be successful in new roll.
 Monitors and ensures the appropriate utilization of psychotropic medications.
 May prepare budgetary recommendations and review of requisitions for supplies

 Participate as a member of the statewide policy and decision-making committee;
confers with other statewide directors to resolve administrative problems.
 Provide leadership and direction to behavioral health staff at assigned correctional
health care facilities.
 Develops and maintains a system to provide 24-hour behavioral health consultation
services to institutional staff in situations requiring immediate crisis intervention
 Develop and monitor goals and objectives for the state in conjunction with overall
Wexford goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of
statewide Wexford Health Sources policies and procedures.
 Conduct site visits to provide supervision, complete record reviews, and collect data
and information to determine program effectiveness and compliance.
 Provide staff training and development programs as well as technical advice; interpret
complex NCCHC policy as appropriate/needed; provide procedural steps to assigned
facility staff to enhance their skills in resolving problems related to these areas.
 Is a vital and active member of state level CQI committee.
 Monitors site level CQI activities related to delivery of behavioral health care. Assists
site in corrective action plans related to behavioral health.
 Participate in local, state, and national representative meetings related to the trends
and developments in Wexford Health and correctional health care.
 Performs peer reviews of other Wexford providers as directed by the Corporate Vice
President, Behavioral Health.
 Helps recruit WHS statewide staff; assign, monitor, and evaluate the work of staff;
provide for identified staff training needs.
 Annual review with performance increase
 Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
 9 Paid holidays
 Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
 Dental and Vision insurance
 401(k) retirement saving plans
 Company-paid short-term disability
 Healthcare and dependent care spending account

Minimum Requirements:
Substantial travel required to all NH DOC facilities (most located directly in Concord, 1 other
facility located in Berlin, NH)
Current New Hampshire Medical license required Current New Hampshire Controlled
Substance license required Current DEA required
Board Certification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology required; current CPR
certification required; CCHP certification preferred

Medical degree with psychiatry residency required
5 years’ experience in an institutional healthcare setting preferred. Correctional healthcare
experience preferred.
2 years managerial/leadership experience or training in administrative aspects of health care
• Strong leadership, communication, delegation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills
• Ability to function as a “team player”, coordinating efforts with managers, peers and
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to contract and the Company’s
• Strong behavioral health knowledge
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Must possess critical thinking skills and ability to independently solve problems
**Also hiring Staff Psychiatrists onsite in Concord, NH**
Referral bonus up to $3,000