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RTC Psychologist

Job: 111748

Location: Yuma, AZ

Facility: Yuma RTC

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Variable Shift

Recruiter: Kelly Cope

Email: KCope@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

Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), RTC Program Director (PD), or higher licensed health professional, the RTC (Restoration of Competency) Psychologist is a licensed Psychologist in the State of employment who is responsible for the assessment of mentally-ill and Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) patients in the RTC program. The Psychologist will utilize standardized testing tools to regularly assess for competency, opine on restoration, and produce timely reports to the court. Adherence to the court and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual is mandatory.

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • Education associated with licensure as a Psychologist in state of employment

Experience:

  • One+ year experience post licensure (PhD or PsyD)
  • Knowledge of IST patients and associated treatment
  • Experience with applicable psychological testing measures for Competency assessment, malingering, cognitive impairment, etc.
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensure as a Psychologist in CA
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

 

Compliance:

  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.

What you will do

  • Strict adherence to court and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual as it relates to the duties of the Psychologist.
  • Use approved psychological testing measures (e.g.: R-CAI, ECST-R, MacCAT-CA, etc.) to assess and re-assess patients within designated intervals; adhere to reporting statutes for the court.
  • Assessment of cognitive impairment as needed and administer corresponding psychological tests (e.g.: MoCA, MMSE, etc.) to determine cognitive functioning and ability to learn and be successful with RTC programming.
  • If malingering is suspected, administer proper and approved tests (e.g.: M-FAST, TOMI, etc.) to determine treatment course.
  • Keen awareness of and adherence to timely submission of court reports per the reporting statutes is required.
  • Strict adherence to county/ court and company P&P, as it relates to all psychologist duties and functions.
  • Participate in weekly Treatment Team meetings, and provide clinical support and/or guidance, as needed.
  • Appropriate documentation and charting of interactions with patients in health record, when outside formal assessment parameters.
  • Establish a weekly “Doctor’s Group” within the treatment area, as needed.
  • Participate in any coordination of involuntary medication processes.
  • Work cooperatively with the courts, Sheriff’s Office team and foster supportive relationships between staff and Sheriff’s Deputies/Officers.
  • Document all findings in patient’s health record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and facility, as needed.
  • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
  • 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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