Working Title:                      Forensic Psychiatrist                    

Role Title:                    Physician II

Position Number:                 #255

Open until filled


Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is a state psychiatric inpatient facility seeking a forensic psychiatrist to provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment of adults with mental disorders with a focus on forensic individuals. This position oversees and provides administrative and clinical supervision to K unit psychiatrist(s). Leadership of an interdisciplinary treatment team and liaison with fellow hospital disciplines is intrinsic to this role. Leadership of hospital committees to help further best hospital practices is also encouraged. Responsibilities include on-site commitment/detention evaluations as well as off-site forensic assessments for pre-trial, temporary custody and other commissioner requests as assigned.  Other forensic duties may include interpreting forensic psychiatric and clinical findings, conducting evaluations on forensic issues, as well as the psychiatric status of patients, and preparing and reviewing forensic reports. Opportunities for faculty appointment at George Washington University and other local area medical schools will be available, to allow for supervision of psychiatric residents and medical students. Caseload will reflect a varied mix of acuity and complexity of psychiatric disorders in a culturally diverse, urban/suburban population from 5 Northern Virginia counties.  


This is an excellent opportunity for a clinician to expand his/her clinical, administrative and leadership skills, in a collegial, non-managed care environment that promotes quality, compassionate treatment and recovery-based practice. Northern Virginia is an internationally diverse, family-friendly region that is situated only minutes away from Washington DC and all its cultural/historical attractions. It also boasts one of the finest public school systems in the country. Good interpersonal and clinical psychiatric skills; ability to work with other mental health specialties in a team model; knowledge of evidence-based practices desirable.


Unrestricted medical licensure by the Virginia Board of Medicine is required.  Board Certification preferred in forensic and psychiatry. Medical degree and completion of ACGME-approved residency training in Psychiatry is required. Post residency practice and medical training experience in forensic psychiatry mandatory. Completion of Forensic Training through the Institute of Law Psychiatry and Public Policy within one year of employment. This position posted on 2/1/13 with a minimum five-day posting. 


Call us to discuss our competitive salary.  We also offer a state benefits package which includes health insurance, life insurance, malpractice insurance, a generous leave package and a retirement program along with other outstanding benefits.   We can be reached at 703-645-3162 for more details.   A fingerprint-based criminal history check and pre-employment drug screening will be required for the selected candidate. 


We offer an excellent benefits package. NVMHI is a tobacco free campus. For consideration, please submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application.



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