Adult Correctional Health, Mental Health (MH) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program provides traditional inpatient and outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located in downtown Sacramento and Elk Grove and Jail Based Competency Treatment Services for inmates found incompetent to stand trial.
The role of this position is to provide clinical evaluations, suicide risk assessment, psychological testing, counseling, monitoring of medication side effects under the direction of a Psychiatrist, case management, and the implementation of W&I 5150.
Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification required of the position.?
California State License by the Board of Psychology
Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Clinical interviewing techniques and understanding of psychological assessment; ability to quickly develop proficiency in the use the following
assessments: M-FAST, BPRS, SIRS-2, PAI, MMPI-2, SIMS, TOMM, and WASI
Thorough knowledge of DSM-5 and diagnostic criteria
Ability to provide consultation, interpret clinical findings and diagnosis, make recommendations regarding treatment, care and disposition
Knowledge and skills in the areas of individual, group, and family therapy
Ability to perform appropriate statistical analyses as required
Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports
Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, dealings with cultural and socioeconomic diversity
Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating psychology
Practice (Tarasoff, patient confidentiality) with ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, as scheduled and assigned
?Psychologist experience in a jail, hospital or correctional setting highly preferred
Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental health, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections highly preferred
Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a potentially crowded, malodorous, and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and confining nature. Must be in good physical health, hear and speak well. Willingness to work under an institutional “No Hostage Policy.” Ability to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department’s SecurityClearance. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends, as scheduled and assigned.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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