Psychologist - PSYL - State Prison Location : Soledad California
Start : ASAP
Monday thru Friday OR Tuesday thru Friday
Shift Time : 7 : 45 AM to 5 : 45 PM
Up to 6 months assignment
Duties / Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to :
Assist patient-inmates / youths in applying for entitlement benefits (SSI), community programs, and services.
Expected to work effectively and cooperatively with staff from all classifications in order to enhance the quality of professional working relationships.
Conducts initial mental health evaluations including criminal, psychological, and substance abuse case history to assess an inmate’s current needs and make treatment recommendations in the initial evaluation.
Conducts clinically sound suicide risk evaluations including clinical review, applying suicide risk assessment protocols, pertinent data / chart reviews, proper documentation, and consultations as needed.
Identify the relevant signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders in order to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and manage the presenting symptomatology.
Effectively applies psychological assessments in the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of the continuum of psychological tests.
Consults on complex cases with supervisor, treatment team members, and with CDCR institutional healthcare personnel, and other divisions within the department.
Maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the correctional facility in order to prevent escapes or injury by these persons to themselves or others.
Gives input and helps to implement new programs for the treatment, training, or rehabilitation of patient inmates / youths.
When conditions are suspected, adheres to mandated reporting requirements regard CA Psychologists such as reported child abuse, elder abuse, danger to self or other;
Tarasoff reporting and other confidentiality mandates.
Provider shall provide services as permitted within the scope of practice for Psychologists performing MDO Program services, in accordance with Institution policies and procedures. Requirements :
Minimum of twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years performing services similar in scope to those defined herein, in a public or private institution.
The internship does not count towards the required experience.
All Psychologists must have the required licenses, permits, and / or certifications noted herein.
Patient-inmate / wards healthcare is of paramount importance. Accuracy in communications is critical to ensure timely, correct care is provided.
Therefore, any licensed Psychologist providing services through this Agreement must be proficient in the English language and be able to communicate effectively with CDCR / CCHCS.