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Advocates Corrections Based Psychiatrist in West Boylston, Massachusetts


8 hours per week


Advocates is seeking driven, open-minded professionals to offer clinical support to incarcerated individuals at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. The psychiatrist provides direct clinical services to incarcerated individuals, prescribing medication, conducting risk assessments, and monitoring and evaluating treatment progress in a correctional setting.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.

Are you ready to make a difference ?

Minimum Education Required



  • Provides medical, psychiatric, and medical-legal service and consultation to patients.

  • Provides teaching and consultation to other members of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Provides collaborative leadership in diagnosis, case formulation, treatment planning, and risk management.

  • Coordinates care with other medical specialists and institutions and communicates with family members and other agencies involved as needed.

  • Actively participates in the Quality Improvement process of the division.

  • Maintains all records in accordance with the policies and procedures.

  • Practices in general accordance with the treatment philosophy of Advocates.

  • Maintains open, collaborative and collegial relationships with other team members.

  • Attends and actively participates in supervision and staff meetings.

  • Provides on call-responsibilities, same day triage, and consultation to patients, team members, and other staff, as appropriate and needed.

  • Ensures that patients are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates Human Rights Policy.

  • Adheres to all principles related to the Advocates Way.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.

  • Strictly follows all agency Performance Standards.


  • MD or DO received from an accredited medical school.

  • Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (candidates may be accepted if board eligible, if the candidate demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Medical Director comparable experience and competence).

  • Current, valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Maintains professional liability insurance coverage of a minimum of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.

  • Current, valid and unrestricted DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registrations.

  • Satisfactory report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.

  • Absence of Medicare/Medicaid sanctions.

  • Currently practicing a minimum of 20 hours per week, defined as direct service, supervision, or clinical administration.

  • Commitment to Advocates values and mission.

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.


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Job Locations US-MA-West Boylston

Minimum Education Required Doctorate

Job ID 2023-8818

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 8