Basic Duties: The Psychologist must work effectively with patients, patient families, department staff, dental staff, medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff, and all health service providers, including, but not limited to, pharmacy, laboratory, hospital, medical supply, and medical and dental consultants with respect to treatment of patient behavioral or mental health issues.
Essential Job Duties: Conduct psychological evaluations on all committed persons referred for examination and/or treatment. Reports of these evaluations will follow required format and guidelines. Prepare treatment plans on all committed persons requiring specialized therapy or counseling. Monitor and coordinate the provision of services in all treatment professionals. Provide individual and group therapy for committed persons identified through evaluation or referred by other mental health professionals. Administer, score and interpret objective and projective psychological testing in appropriate cases. Serve as a member of the facility Crisis Intervention Team. This may include: Provide evaluations and brief therapy to committed persons identified as experiencing a psychological/emotional crisis. 24 hour, on-call status for consultation in crisis situations. Training of Crisis Intervention Team members. Maintaining required crisis intervention documentation and monitors all delivery of service to. Provide consultation to facility staff and administration on the treatment of specific committed persons or pertaining to broader institutional/program issues impacting on mental health of staff and committed persons. On an emergency basis, provide evaluation of employees when serious questions arise concerning an employee’s ability to safely carry out their duties due to suspected mental/emotional disturbance. Conduct staff training and development and assist in the design of treatment techniques, interventions and programs.
Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements: Ph.D or Psy.D degree in clinical psychology highly preferred. Masters degree in psychology or related field of study may be acceptable for specific positions upon the approval of the Vice President of the CHC Mental Health Program in consultation with client. Registered as a Psychologist in the state of practice. Two (2) years of experience preferred as Psychologist in a jail or prison setting. Must be CPR certified. Corrections healthcare experience highly preferred.
Employment Requirements: Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation by the company. Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test. Must comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy. Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment. Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Must have the ability to comply with all CHC policies and procedures. Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office software and standard office equipment including computer, copier, fax and telephone equipment. Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Maintain documentation and records in a highly accurate, organized and confidential fashion. Ability to perform tasks outlined in Policies and in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and healthcare standards. Must relate well to demanding team members, patients and clients. Maintain a current CPR certification from an approved body such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Must be able to perform all of the essential elements of the position with or without accommodations. This position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following: Standing Occasional walking throughout site Walking up and down flights of stairs Routinely lifting objects less than 20 pounds Sits at a computer for prolong periods of time Speech recognition – the ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Speech clarity – the ability to speak clearly so that others can understand you Vision – the ability to see details at close range Written comprehension – the ability to read and understand information and ideas that are presented in writing Deductive reasoning – the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense Position will require frequent travel, generally by auto. Must be able to travel in auto for prolonged periods.
Working Conditions: Work is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees. Employee will be operating or working around office equipment that could cause a small level of risk for injury and harm. Position requires frequent travel which may include overnight stays. May be required to drive during various types of weather or other potential driving related risks.
Other: Employee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site at where assigned.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status or national origin or any other status protected by law or regulations.
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