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SC Department of Public Safety Psychiatrist (Harris)/Temporary in Anderson County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health, and worked at Harris Psychiatric Hospital, Anderson, SC

This is a Temporary Part-Time position providing on-call coverage on nights, week-ends, and holidays.

Under general supervision, provides psychiatric and medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services for psychiatric patients at Harris Psychiatric Hospital. Performance of duty requires analysis, planning and development of complete psychiatric programs.

Conducts psychiatric and physical examination, diagnoses patient conditions and prescribes appropriate psychiatric or other medical treatment. Makes daily lodge rounds to evaluate patient conditions and progress and render treatment as indicated. Reviews charts to note nursing service entries. Participates in treatment team conferences and activities relative to patient treatment; reviews treatment plans with staff members. Consults with patient's family members regarding patient's condition, treatment and prognosis.

Prepares case histories, dictates discharge summaries and other reports as indicated. Conducts individual psychotherapy sessions with patients as indicated.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Agency Requirements: Licensed to practice medicine in the State of South Carolina. Completion of full residency (four years) in psychiatry.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Board certification in psychiatry preferred and required for certified classifications.

Additional Comments

Must be able to perform physical and neurological examinations using various medical and laboratory equipment. Will be working on locked lodges with short-term acute and intermediate care patients.

*Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded. *

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) offers an outstanding package of salary and benefits:

  • Up to $200K package including benefits
  • Health, life dental insurance
  • 15 days each annual and sick leave per year
  • 401K as well as State retirement plan
  • Practice insurance
  • Possible relocation, bonus, and tuition loan repayment

Office and support staff makes for a package equal to market standards and more. The malpractice insurance is second to none.

And South Carolina boasts excellent weather with ocean beaches and mountains not more than two and one half hours away from almost any location. Good schools, low taxes, and low cost of living. South Carolina offers the arts including, the world-renowned Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, museums, plenty of golfing, sailing, world-class fishing and natural wildlife as well. Professionally SCDMH is recognized for its work in some of the best practice areas of psychiatry, and includes the use of telepsychiatry. Go to for more information about SCDMH.

Salary: $0.00 Annually

Location: Anderson County, SC

Job Type: Temporary - Part-Time

Job Number: 93004

Closing: 5/6/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: UB26

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Normal work schedule will be discussed during interview.

Pay Band: Unclassified

Opening Date: 07/24/2019

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health - Inpatient Services - Harris Psychiatric Hospital

Address: 130 Highway 252 Anderson, South Carolina, 29621

Phone: 803-898-8600