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Clinical Director

Job: 110023

Location: Bridgewater, MA

Facility: Mass Treatment Center, MA DOC

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Rachel Low

Email: RLow@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”


 

 

 

About this role

Our Clinical Director provides overall direction of Sex Offender Treatment (SOT) and mental health services provided to patients at the facility. This role also provides clinical supervision and administrative direction to clinicians in the SOT program, mental health professionals,  and clerical support staff as well as provide professional training and experience. Maintains effective communication with Department of Corrections and accountability for clinical services performed by staff by ensuring appropriate documentation of services provided through coordination of the Quality Improvement programs.

What you bring to the table

 

Education:       

  • Doctorate in psychology

Experience:     

  • One (1) or more years experience providing services in an adult inpatient or correctional facility or providing mental health services in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Significant professional experience in mental health that indicates knowledge of management/supervision techniques
  • Experience with the assessment, treatment, and management of high-risk sexual offenders if preferred, but it is not required if the applicant has experience in inpatient or correctional settings
  • At least one (1) year of experience in writing comprehensive psychological reports for forensic, correctional, and/or legal setting is required

Licenses/Certifications:        

  • Psychologist licensed to practice psychology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

What you will do

  1. Callaborate with and provide direct assistance to the Director of Sex Offender Program Services in the completion of all clinical, supervisory, and andimistrative duties.
  2. Responsible to plan, supervise, and coordinate the efforts of the SOT and mental health services’ staff at the institutional level as directed by the Director of the Sex Offender Treatment Program Services.
  3. Responsible for the clinical supervision and direction, professional education, and staff development of clinical staff at the facility and for training of other facility staff as needed. 
  4. Responsible to provide clinical and consultation services in accordance with the policies and procedures and regulations of the institution and the Department of Corrections, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of the relevant professional association, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and the American Correctional Association.
  5. Responsible to provide oversight of the Quality Improvement program for clinical services at the facility.
  6. Responsible to represent the interests of Mental Health Services at facility under the direction of the Regional Mental Health Director in order to facilitate cooperation in the delivery of mental health services.
  7. Responsible to perform clinical services commensurate with the Clinical Director’s education and experience.
  8. Provision of overall clinical supervision and direction to clinical staff at the facility, ensuring that relevant ethical and professional standards of care are met.  Supervision needs can be met through individual and small group supervision, consultation, case presentations, or other forms of peer supervision.
  9. Assigns specific duties and clinical responsibilities to clinical staff in accordance with their position description, education and training.  Notifies appropriate supervisor of staff’s inability to perform such duties and responsibilities in a competent, ethical and professional manner.
  10. Direct and supervise all treatment planning for patients.  Approve patient treatment plans developed by other clinical staff.  Coordinate case planning meetings and unit treatment team meetings.
  11. Provide oversight of clinical staff’s documentation in therecord of clinical services provided to patients.  Oversight includes periodic chart reviews and in-service to staff on aspects of documentation of clinical care.
  12. Coordinate the provision of in-service opportunities to clinical staff to ensure compliance with professional education requirements and professional standards.  Maintain documentation of in-service received by staff.
  13. Under direction of the Director of Sex Offender Program Services, develop and implement goals and objectives for clinical services.  Develop and refine facility policies and procedures to ensure that these meet not only recognized standards, but also the institution’s General Orders.
  14. Aid the Director of Sex Offender Program Servicesin staff selection and recruitment.
  15. Provide supervision of clerical support staff to ensure that departmental files are maintained properly.    
  16. Provide direct clinical services duties as outlined in the position description of the field directly related to the Clinical Director’s education and experience (e.g., licensed psychologist) as needed to meet institutional service requirements.
  17. Provide timely notification to the Director of Sex Offender Program Services and Regional Mental Health Director of clinical concerns which may impact an individual patient or the service providers.            
  18. Coordinate training of facility staff, including security, regarding mental health issues.
  19. As provided by Policy and Procedure and as directed by the Director of Sex Offender Program Services, review transfers for appropriateness and clinical necessity, and inform Director of Sex Offender Program Services of pending transfers.
  20. Responsible to assure provision of evaluations as requested by the Department of Corrections administrative staff, Parole Board or other appropriate agencies.  Evaluations are to be completed in a timely, professional manner and include the administration and interpretation of psychological assessment techniques when appropriate and within the scope of staff member’s education and professional experience.
  21. Coordinate Quality Improvement program, including dissemination of monthly screens, review of completed screens, and development of corrective action plans for areas in which improvement is needed.
  22. Compliance with employee standards of DOC.  Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
  23. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  24. 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.
  25. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  26. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  27. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  28. Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  29. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/
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