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Forensic Psychologist

Job: 83088

Location: Bridgewater, MA

Facility: Bridgewater State Hospital

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Michael Vernon

Email: MVernon@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

The Forensic Psychologist performs court ordered evaluations, commitment and recommitment evaluations pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 123. He/she evaluates individuals with suspected mental health difficulties often around issues of Competence to Stand Trial (CST) or Criminal Responsibility (CR), aid-in-sentencing, and civil commitment related to mental illness.

 

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • Ph.D. or Psy. D. in psychology from an accredited university.

Experience:

  • Three years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital or correctional facility is preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current license as a Psychologist in Massachusetts

  • Designated Forensic Psychologist (DFP) or working towards becoming a DFP

What you will do

  1. Performs court ordered evaluations, commitment and recommitment evaluations pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 123.
  2. Evaluates individuals with suspected mental health difficulties often around issues of Competence to Stand Trial (CST) or Criminal Responsibility (CR), aid-in-sentencing, and civil commitment related to mental illness.
  3. Conducts inpatient examinations of defendants on issues primarily pertaining to CST and CR and coordinates with inpatient treatment teams and the courts.
  4. Completes other forensic evaluations that include competence to stand trial updates and Independent Forensic Risk Assessments, which consist of risk assessment evaluations.
  5. Supervises and trains psychology students, provides training and education to the rest of the clinical team as needed.
  6. Provides expert testimony to the court.
  7. Completes thorough, accurate, and timely documentation of evaluations that are consistent with professional standards and hospital procedures.
  8. Makes psychological and commitment decisions that are sound, culturally sensitive, and based in empirical evidence and consistent with forensic best practices.
  9. Exhibits excellent time management and professional communication skills.
  10. Acts as a consultant on forensic issues to the hospital as needed, and engages in the professional development of forensic staff and trainees.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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