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at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $150332 to $281799/year
$150332 - $281799
Posted: 7/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2434776

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Overall Job Objective

Description of Work


Position is assigned to the Central Prison Healthcare Complex in Raleigh, NC.  Duties of this position include functioning as a psychiatric clinician responsible for providing psychiatric services to mentally ill offenders.  Patients are received into the healthcare complex from prisons throughout the state as well as county jails for the purposes of stabilization and treatment through implementation of individualized treatment plans.  Position is primarily responsible for inpatient units with occasional outpatient duties as needed.  Position requires on-call duties on a regularly scheduled rotating basis.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position therefore you must provide supporting information, within the body of your application, to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.
Qualified applicants must possess, and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Documented thorough knowledge of psychiatric theory, principles, and techniques, and practices of general, preventive medicine, and of the techniques involved in the field of mental health.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practice and theories of the medical specialty or subspecialty to which assigned to a wide range of medical, behavioral, and psychological disorders.
  • Demonstrated skill in diagnosing and treating mental health disorders.
  • Documented ability to assess and interpret laboratory results, clinical data and information relative to the patient's condition.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile clear and concise notes for patient's charts and to make oral presentations of cases in medical conferences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina.

Special Note This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential functions per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Examples of work are primarily essential functions of the majority of positions in this class, but may not be applicable to all positions. 

Supplemental and Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. 

  • Online applications are only accepted through
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.  "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application.
  • To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the applications form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
  • Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
  • During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
  • If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements. 
The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N. C. Department of Public Safety.
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Contact Information:
C. Cox-Carroll
Employment Specialist
(919) 838-4000