Description Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. The program provides traditional inpatient and outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located in downtown Sacramento and in Elk Grove, and Jail Based Competency Treatment services to inmates found Incompetent to stand trial.
Position Information Salary Range : $3703.20 to $4887.20 Salary Frequency : Bi-weekly No. of Positions : 1 Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : 08 Hours Location : Sacramento Jail; Elk Grove at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center City : Sacramento, Elk Grove Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
6/13/2019 THIS POSITION HAS BEEN REVISED AND UPDATED.
This is not an H1B opportunity.
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
Qualifications REQUIRED --Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and California State License by the Board of Psychology. --Thorough knowledge and experience with psychodiagnostic interviewing to determine diagnosis according to DSM-V. Prior experience using well-established psychological assessments in forensic settings (such as malingering assessments-M-FAST, SIRS, and cognitive assessments-MOCA, WAIS-IV -Knowledge and experience providing clinical supervision of psychodiagnostic assessments, evidence based treatments, and documentation -Knowledge and experience with teaching and training others (clinicians, students, practitioners) -Knowledge of Windows-based computer software and electronic medical records -Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team -Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental healthpractice (e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.). Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy. -Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports -Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a crowded and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and containing nature. Willingness to work under an institutional 'No Hostage Policy. -Ability to maintain Sacramento Sheriff Department's Security Clearance. -Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, as scheduled and assigned
PREFERRED -Psychologist experience in a jail, hospital or correctional setting highly preferred -Knowledge of criminal justice system, forensic mental health and department of corrections -Previous quantitative research experience
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
Responsibilities The Psychologist plans, develops, coordinates, presents, and evaluates behavioral health clinical training programs, initiates and monitors Quality Improvement studies, identifies and participates in the development of policies and procedures, and provide psychological testing and evaluation for inmates presenting with complex clinical issues.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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