Travel Forensic Psychologist ($3200/Week + $830/Week in Per Diem)

Houston, TX 77001

Posted: 06/06/2024 Category: Mental Health Professional Job Number: MNICH92382

Job Description

A-Line Staffing Solutions is Hiring a Travel Forensic Psychologist for a Psychiatric Institution in Kerrville, TX

$3200/Week + $830/Week in Per Diem

Job Summary/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. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.  This position may be eligible to earn additional pay for work performed on evenings, nights and/or weekends.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to):
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
Ability to educate staff in correct implementation of individual and group therapy programs as well as Individualized Intervention programs as needed
Ability to operate a computer and applicable software
Ability to train and supervise the work of others

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in psychology
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
Demonstrated experience working with forensic populations in an inpatient psychiatric setting; preference given to those with 2-3 years of forensic experience
Demonstrated experience providing psychological services in an inpatient adult psychiatric setting including forensic evaluations and standard psychological assessments
Demonstrated experience developing, coordinating, and supporting/coordinating forensic psychological activities and programs
Performing evaluations of forensic patients on 46B/46C/Chapter 55 commitments
Experience administering and interpreting psychological tests, conducting psychological assessments, and providing differential diagnoses
Experience providing training programs as appropriate
Experience developing psychological services to meet accreditation standards, or other regulatory standards for adult psychiatric services

MINIMUM EDUCATION:
Must be licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Texas or a reciprocity state
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. Examples of such a degree may be found in the regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

For consideration, please send your Resume/CV to Michael Nichols at mnichols@alinestaffing.com

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