You must enter your PA Medical License no. and date of certification/eligibility for certification in psychiatry by an American Specialty Board on your application for employment/promotion.  Include the name of your specialty and specialty board.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2007-963

ISSUED   JULY 6, 2007

REVISED  OCTOBER 23, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

PSYCHIATRISTS

 

Completing the Application is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

 

Job Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

 

Staff Psychiatrist

37500

DR12

2.

 

Psychiatrist Supervisor

37510

DR13

3.

 

Chief of Psychiatry

37520

DM13

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  In order to add job titles after you have submitted an application for this announcement, you will need to complete and submit a new application.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Staff Psychiatrists are responsible for the care and treatment of patients with a mental health or co-occurring diagnosis.  You will provide these services to patients in wards, diagnostic centers, other similar facilities or community programs.  Examinations, diagnoses, treatment and other therapeutic functions are performed under the general direction of a higher level psychiatrist.

 

Psychiatrist Supervisors direct a segment of the total psychiatric services within a facility, such as admissions, forensic, children and adolescents, or out-patient activities.  Other duties include directing the treatment team, coordinating psychiatric care with other professional services, and contributing to policy development and interpretation.

 

Chiefs of Psychiatry have hospital-wide responsibility for all psychiatric services, including integration with other professional services, supervision of medical staff, direction of in-service training programs, and developing policies within the facility.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Necessary Special Requirements for All Job Titles

Possession of a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure, or the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

 

Certain positions in children’s and adolescent facilities require completion of a residency program in child psychiatry which meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

 

Minimum Requirements

Training For All Titles - Completion of a residency or training program in psychiatry which meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

 

Experience

Staff Psychiatrist – No additional experience is required.

 

Psychiatrist Supervisor – One year as a Staff Psychiatrist; OR one year of experience in psychiatry or child psychiatry.

 

Chief of Psychiatry – One year as a Psychiatrist Supervisor; OR two years of experience in psychiatry or child psychiatry, including one year in a supervisory, administrative, or consultative capacity.

 

You must list the following in Section 9 of the Application for Employment:  Your PA Medical License number and date of certification/eligibility for certification in psychiatry by an American Specialty Board.  Include the name of the specialty and specialty board.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements. If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Staff Psychiatrists – Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Departments of Corrections, Military and Veterans Affairs, Labor and Industry, and Public Welfare. 

 

Psychiatrist Supervisor – Filled positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. 

 

Chief of Psychiatry - Filled positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth. 

 

Additional Compensation

 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers substantial bonus payments as described below in addition to the regular salaries.

 

Board Certification Bonuses

 

Bonuses are paid to full-time and part-time medical and osteopathic physicians in all the specialties listed in the Commonwealth’s contract, in accordance with eligibility criteria established by the state.

 

Eligibility is limited to physicians whose regular duties are predominately within the specialty for which they are board certified, except for management-level employees, whose duties need not be within the board areas.  Payments are made annually. 

 

Quality Assurance Bonuses

 

Payments are made in accordance with eligibility criteria established by the state to recognize continued employment.  Payments are pro-rated for part-time physicians, who must be employed at least 50% of the full-time schedule to qualify.

 

Non-management Level Physicians Only

 

Compensation is paid for hours worked outside regularly scheduled hours in response to emergencies and for hours spent “on call.”  

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the agency for which you are interested in applying:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us;

E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Service Center, Bldg. S-0-47, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002; Telephone:  (717) 861-6993;

E-mailra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov

 

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA  17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357; Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us;

E-mailra-docjobs@pa.gov

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Staffing Services Division, 651 Boas Street, Room 1418, Harrisburg, PA  17121;

Telephone:  (717) 787-9767;

Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you possess the Necessary Special Requirements and the Minimum Experience and Training.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score. 

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you are found ineligible, you may reapply when you meet the Necessary Special Requirements and the Minimum Experience and Training.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES"

 

section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."