Forensic Psychologist

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Position: Forensic Psychologist

Location: Remote

Duration: 12-month Contract

Job Description:

The Psychologist II (Forensic Evaluator) performs advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) psychological work. The Forensic Evaluator is responsible for conducting the 46B and Chapter 55 competency evaluations, as well as violence risk assessments under 46C.

Responsibilities include developing, supporting, coordinating forensic psychological activities and programs, and conducting forensic psychological assessments and psycho-legal evaluations of patients’ competency to stand trial.

The Forensic Evaluator provides consultation and training for staff providing forensic education services on competency restoration commitments.

Supervises the work of others and graduate psychology trainees as requested. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Qualifications:

·        Knowledge Skills Abilities Knowledge of forensic psychological assessment and treatment of the seriously mentally ill forensic populations.

·        Knowledge of psychotherapy and CBT, DBT, behavior therapy, and other empirically supported psychotherapeutic modalities.

·        Skills in the use of psychological instruments to evaluate personality, neurocognition, adaptive functioning, suicide risk, and malingering (i.e. MMPI, HCR-20, VRAG, TOMM, MFAST, and SIRS).

·        Ability to conduct forensic and psychological assessments and write clear, concise reports.

·        Ability to provide expert testimony to courts regarding forensic and psychological assessments. Ability to provide direct services in accordance with accepted professional standards.

·        Ability to function as a member of the psychology management team.

·        Ability to provide individual and family education regarding serious mental illness.

·        Ability to complete treatment documentation in electronic medical record using computer.

·        Ability to communicate assessment data and treatment/discharge implications to team members, courts, and patients where appropriate.

Registration Or Licensure Requirements

·        Must be licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Texas or a reciprocity state.

·        Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in psychology. A doctoral degree based on a program of studies whose content is primarily psychological in nature (transcript indicates a major in psychology) or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education.

·        Experience in psychological work; at least one (1) year of supervised experience by a licensed psychologist in the field of psychological services; the year of supervised experience may be interpreted as an academic year of full-time supervised internship in an approved clinical program.

·        Demonstrated experience conducting both forensic evaluations and standard psychological assessments and writing reports with forensic populations in an inpatient psychiatric setting.

·        Demonstrated experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with forensic populations in an inpatient psychiatric setting.

Medasource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Benefits & Perks:

Medasource offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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