Jobs: Physician Psychiatrist

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 01:14pm

Physician Psychiatrist
Salary: $5,206.00 – $9,371.00 per month DOE

The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) is seeking candidates for a Physician Psychiatrist position in the West Tennessee Regional Office in Shelby County.

This position will serve as a consultant to staff in a State facility, and will serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This position will also serve as a consultant to community psychiatrists and circles of support, and will communicate with persons outside the organization on an as-needed basis. 

Qualified candidates must have a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree in Psychiatry; experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities; be board certified, licensed as a Psychiatrist and in good standing by the State of Tennessee and have a valid driver license.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written skills including a top-notch ability to listen and develop a good rapport with people; the ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner, collaborate positively with multiple stakeholders; organize and prioritize assignments, work independently and have flexibility in their work schedule. 

Job duties will include:

  • Gathering, assessing, and analyzing data from medical records (medical diagnoses, medical and mental health history, medication administration records, laboratory results), and other relevant documentation.
  • Consultation with people served, family/guardian, primary care physicians, case managers, families, behavior analysts, and psychologists.
  • Development of recommendations for the treatment methods to be considered for improving mental health status.
  • Good observational skills, patience and compassion, social perceptiveness, and the ability to make judgments and decisions based on both prior and new information.
  • Exchanging relevant information with those directly involved in the health maintenance of each person through interdisciplinary team meetings (circles of support), group conferences, email, and written reports.
  • Developing individualized recommendations specific to people needs (mental health, medical, living situation, available supports and services).
  • Serve as the lead member of the Regional Psychopharmacology Review Team.
  • Prepare and submit reports and summaries in accordance to department guidelines and expectations.

Please send resumes/CVs or any questions to Sarah Edwards, Director of Health Services – DIDD, WTRO at  Consideration of applications will close on Friday, April 28, 2017 or until the position is filled.


The State of Tennessee is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens, and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination or illegal harassment in the workplace.  It is the state's policy to provide an environment free of discrimination or harassment of an individual because of that person's race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.