Torrance State Hospital
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
Torrance State Hospital is committed to provide all persons who have serious mental illness, including those with a co-occurring disorder, the opportunity for growth, recovery, and inclusion in their community. This is provided through evidence and promise-based psychiatric treatment and substance abuse services, access to the supports and services of their choice, so individuals may enjoy a quality of life that facilitates personal growth and achievement.
Torrance is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Chestnut Ridge and located 50 miles east of Pittsburgh, just off Route 22. Certified by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), Torrance State Hospital provides inpatient services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. This dynamic facility has a dedicated staff of professionals and non-professionals who offer hope for recovery which is based on an individualized plan of treatment through referral from county-based programs. As a partner in the public mental health system, Torrance achieves its mission through collaboration with individuals in treatment, county programs, providers, family members, advocates and significant others to return individuals to the least restrictive setting, in a supportive and restorative environment. Through multi-disciplinary teams, Torrance State Hospital successfully discharges individuals from an intensive hospital-based active treatment program staffed by licensed professionals to out-patient programs managed by county mental health professionals.
Information on Torrance State Hospital and Torrance, PA:
• Torrance State Hospital -
• Torrance, PA - http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/pa/westmoreland/torrance.cfm
Primary Care Physician (PCP) may be assigned to one (1) or more of the three (3) various units, the Regional Forensics Psychiatric Center (RFPC), Sexual Responsibility Treatment Program (SRTP) and/or the General Patient Population of the hospital (CIVIL) dependant on the job description to which they’ve been hired. Treatment hours may be split between patient wards within each unit of assignment to meet the needs of the hospital.
This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. Generally hours of service will be provided between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
PCP tasks include but are not limited to: interviewing patients; performing history and physical evaluations; providing care and treatment, health maintenance and preventive services; reviewing patients' records, lab results, consultations and studies; writing medical orders, writing progress notes, identifying patient’s medical needs, managing medical emergencies, and facilitating transfer of patients to acute care hospitals for emergent and non-emergent medical treatment; providing direct active treatment services; meeting/speaking with families/significant others, consultations with other physicians and professionals, participation in treatment team meetings; providing medical treatment services and managing general medical disease states; holding treatment team meetings, preparing assessments, reports and forms (MA forms, SSI forms, etc.) in accordance with current regulations, as required for patients examined and consultations performed; other consultant functions which may arise in the performance of the contractor's service. The PCP will be expected to fulfill his/her medical staff obligations by serving as a member of critical medical staff committees when requested/asked to serve.
For additional information contact Carol Wertley 800-331-7122 ext. 141 EOE