Full Time Psychologist In Bessemer AL

Wexford Health Sources Inc Bessemer , AL 35021

Posted 2 days ago

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Full Time Psychologist/ Tele-Psychologist to join our team of healthcare professionals in tDonaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer AL.

We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase

  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Dental and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement saving plans

  • Company-paid short-term disability

  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

The Psychologist functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services such as mental health assessments, psychological evaluations, individual and group treatment, crisis management, staff consultations and reentry planning.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1.Responsible for administering and interpreting standardized psychological tests.

2.Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, consulting with all mental health staff on the care of the inmate patient and collaborates on treatment planning.

3.Conducts individual and group therapy as clinically appropriate and agreed upon by the treatment team.

4.Devises and assists others in devising behavior modification plans for inmate patients who are resistant to treatment.

5.Provides the treatment team with psychosocial interventions for the treatment of mental illness as stand alone treatments or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy.

6.Conducts in-house audits of various aspects of the mental health program in support of the site administrator.

7.Interviews and evaluates qualifications of prospective candidates for employment and makes recommendation to the Site Administrator regarding suitability.

8.Organizes and maintains resource materials for the use of mental health staff in conjunction with the Assistant Program Director.

9.Conducts ADOC required trainings as well as in-service trainings for staff as assigned.

10.Maintains a calendar of mental health workshop opportunities and assists staff in meeting their training needs/requirements.

11.Participates in the facility's CQI committee.

12.Interprets ADOC psychological testing results and provides feedback to staff of relevant findings.

13.Works collaboratively with the ADOC staff through participation on the Segregation Review Board.

14.Participates as needed as a part of the Sanity Commission for inmate commitments.

15.Participates as needed as a part of the Involuntary Review Committee when not a part of the inmate's treatment, i.e. different facility.

16.Facilitates meetings with staff to promote and accomplish treatment and professional program objectives such as teambuilding and behavior management plans.

17.Monitor, assess and coach staff on clinical psychological related procedures, recommending training or education as needed.

18.Completes rounds on the mental health units and provides feedback to staff.

19.Prepare and submit case reports and summaries to appropriate parties accurately and in a timely manner.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • As Required

  • Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. and correctional regulations, as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:

  • Dress code

  • Schedule/time sheet

  • Safety and security regulations

  • Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars

  • Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records

  • Approaches change in a positive manner

  • Accepts constructive criticism/advice and learns from it

  • Maintain composure in stressful situations

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D.) in psychology from an APA accredited clinical psychology program.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in a correctional program providing a full range of psychological testing and treatment.

EOE/M/F/D/V

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