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Psychiatrist -Forensic Board Certified/Board Eligible

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Full-time Psychiatrist at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.



Candidates should be Forensic Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry with a career interest and/or experience in public hospital psychiatry. This Psychiatrist will enjoy collegial relationships with a large psychiatric/medical staff, and will benefit from, and provide cross coverage among this group. In conjunction with a comprehensive treatment team the Psychiatrist addresses the clinical needs of Adult and Forensic consumers, utilizing comprehensive care plans including behavioral support and pharmacotherapy. Diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. Provides comprehensive medical services by examining patients, diagnosing conditions and providing treatments.  The Psychiatrist will also have the opportunity to communicate with the court by way of written reports and can be called to testify in cases they are involved in. 



2 Open Position on Secure II, Secure III

NOTE:  We offer sponsorship of Psychiatrists who are H-1B eligible


Graduation from a medical school recognized by the composite state board of medical examiners.

Licensure to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates, who in addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, possess the following: 

  • Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Experience in treating persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses, and in providing care as leader and member of an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Experience working with consumers in adult mental health, addictive disease, forensic psychiatry
  • Completed Residency in Psychiatry
  • Forensic Board Certified as a practicing Psychiatrist.
  • Experience writing court reports and courtroom interactions.


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade N/A on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta (Decatur), Georgia.

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Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: clinicalrecruiting@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Psychiatrist -Forensic Board Certified/Board Eligible  If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.