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SC Department of Public Safety Psychiatrist in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under limited supervision of the Psychiatric Services Chief, provides Medical/Psychiatric care of assigned clients and provides psychiatric services including emergencies, evaluations, diagnostic assessments, and treatments to Adults and/or Children.


Working with Tri-County Community Mental Health Center provides an exciting opportunity to work in the field of telemedicine. *Psychiatrists can be stationed in one of the Center's clinics and provide services to the Center's other locations. *Initial and follow-up psychiatric consultations can be completed with patients of all ages with the Center's telepsychiatry technology. All telepsychiatry services are documented in the Agency's Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

Integrated Healthcare

This position provides a unique opportunity to work at a Mental Health Center that employs lessons learned from a four-year SAMHSA Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration program. As a member of an interdisciplinary team of professionals, the psychiatrist will work with an integrated team of primary care providers to address the whole health care needs of Tri-County Community Mental Health Center's clients. The ability to consult with primary care providers and have labs drawn and results delivered on-site allows for a highly effective treatment program. This position also provides an opportunity to work where Clinical Care Coordination and evidence-based wellness and tobacco recovery programs are delivered and producing outstanding outcomes.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Licensed to practice medicine in the State of South Carolina and completion of full residency (4 years) in Psychiatry. Graduation from an approved School of Medicine. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric medicine. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of the latest treatment modalities and techniques in General Psychiatry. Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and the practice of congruent documentation is preferred. Individual must have the ability and skills to work with a wide variety of patients and staff of various backgrounds. Must be comfortable with consulting with outside agencies and representing Tri-County Community Mental Health Center and South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) to others when needed. Individual must be fully licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina and be able to prescribe controlled substances.

Additional Comments

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.

Tri-County Community Mental Health Center (TCCMHC) is one of 17 Community Mental Health Centers within the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. This position provides State and Agency benefits, including:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family
  • An attractive leave policy in addition to State Holidays
  • Free licensure supervision
  • Extensive training opportunities in evidence-based treatments and best practices
  • Opportunities to participate in research and grant-funded programs
  • Membership in a multi-disciplined team of professionals
  • Cutting-edge technology used in the delivery of behavioral health treatment
  • Collaboration with health care organizations, institutions of higher learning, other state agencies, school districts, and other Community Mental Health Centers

TCCMHC is also an approved site of the National Health Service Corps, (NHSC), which offers student loan repayment of up to $50,000 to employees of NHSC-approved sites. You must be a US citizen, you must be licensed to practice independently in the state where you are hired, and you must have unpaid government or commercial school loans. There is a two year service commitment required as well. Confirmation of qualifying for this loan repayment program is the responsibility of every applicant - we cannot guarantee your qualification.

South Carolina boasts excellent wealth with oceans, beaches, and mountains not more than two and a 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, world-class golfing, sailing, fishing, and natural wildlife. Professionally, SCDMH is recognized for its work in some of the best practice areas of psychiatry and is a national leader in the use of telepsychiatry. The Agency is also renowned for its Deaf Services program and Peer Support Services. Please visit for more information about SCDMH.

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Chesterfield County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 55627

Closing: 2/1/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: UB26

Position Number: 00000000

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Unclassified

Opening Date: 08/03/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of the state application to determine if the applicant has met the qualifications for this position.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-MHC Tricounty

Address: 1035 Cheraw Highway Bennettsville, South Carolina, 29512

Phone: 843-454-0841