NC Department of Health and Human Services
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.
Cherry Hospital, an accredited State psychiatric hospital, is located in Goldsboro and serves the residents of eastern North Carolina. Here, at Cherry Hospital, acute and chronic patients are admitted for short term and long term hospitalization. The Medical Physician works with the patient's psychiatrist to provide medical consultations, diagnosis and treatment for non-psychiatric illnesses. Cherry Hospital has a Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU) which is a unit designed to care for Cherry Hospital patients requiring acute and higher levels of medical care. The MPU has a scope similar to a general hospital medical floor including the availability of cardiac telemetry. The case load overall for Medical Service physicians is very reasonable and very few procedures are needed. Position requires collaboration with patient's psychiatrist, treatment team and other hospital professionals as needed to provide medical care service coordination for patients. The Medical Physician is also required to supervise medical advanced practice clinicians (physician assistants/nurse practitioners) routinely. Work is usually eight hour shifts Monday through Friday with most State holidays off (unless on call). The medical physician staff rotates being on call and receives an incentive compensation in addition to regular salary. We offer excellent State benefits, paid medical malpractice, and paid time-off all in an affordable family friendly town.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
*Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
*Demonstrated proficiencies in providing screening medical exams, primary care and urgent care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in accordance to standards of care.
*Demonstrated ability to interpret EKGs.
*Demonstrated ability to give impressions of x-rays (prior to being read by radiologist).
*Demonstrated ability to supervise advanced practice clinicians and the occasional medical student or resident.
*Demonstrated ability to staff a unit with the scope of a general hospital medical floor.
Full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina and Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine.
*** Please include all educational and work experience on the application (i.e. residency, fellowships, etc.)
Experience with psychiatric or substance abuse populations desirable but not mandatory.
Degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.
***As an employee of the State of North Carolina, you will have excellent benefits as well as paid medical malpractice and paid time-off. Goldsboro offers a family friendly environment with a very affordable cost of living.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina and one year of experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
How to Apply:
****Please follow instructions to apply on-line (www.oshr.nc.gov. Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627.
**Applicants will be communicated with via email ONLY for updates on the status of their applications.
** All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.
Cherry Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Environment in accordance with DSOHF Tobacco Free Environment Policy.
* Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Cherry Hospital.
*As a condition for continued employment: Must successfully pass all required parts of CPI's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders.
* Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.
It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.
For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.