Posted on: November 26, 2022
About this role:
Our Psychologist provides competency screenings to inform the
treatment of patients who have been found incompetent to stand
trial. As needed, the Psychologist develops behavioral
interventions and behavior plans and conducts psychological
testing. The Psychologist is an active member of the treatment
team, providing staff education as needed on psychological issues
and working with the team to develop therapeutic interventions that
address competency barriers. The Psychologist may be responsible
for assigned treatment sessions and may have responsibilities for
quality assurance monitoring.
What you bring to the table:
Education for Psychologist:
A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited
Experience for Psychologist:
2-5 years of experience in clinical psychology desired.
Licenses/Certifications for Psychologist:
Current license as a Psychologist in the state of practice
What you will do:
Provides competency screenings to determine barriers to competency
restoration that can be treatment targets and to determine when an
expedited competency assessments from state evaluators are
Provides psychological assessments, behavioral interventions,
treatment sessions, and quality assurance reviews as required.
Serves as a consultant to the multidisciplinary teams. Review of
assessments, case presentations, and quantitative chart
Works with the treatment team to develop a therapeutic milieu that
is based in recovery and is trauma informed. Facilitates treatment
team meetings, as assigned.
Provides training and education to the clinical team and state
employees as needed, provides expert testimony to the court, serves
on committees as indicated by Program Administrator. Provides
individual and group supervision to psychology students, if
applicable. Demonstrates knowledge of ethical and related clinical
Develop new behavior management plans and oversees the collection
of data on the target behaviors for the Behavior Plans with the
approval of the treatment team members.
Performs timely, complete and legible documentation of services
provided, consistent with professional standards and treatment
Demonstrates understanding of, and complies with special
precautions, disaster and fire safety procedures, assists with
finding alternatives to seclusion and restraint, knowledge of abuse
reporting. Completion of mandatory training, review by Clinical
Provides trainings as assigned by the Program Administrator.
Observe individuals in group interactions or in other contexts to
detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or
maladjustment and discuss the treatment of problems with clients
and clinical team members.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of
instructions and apply knowledge to different factual
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability
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