This is a 100% full-time career position as a Psychologist II in UC Davis Health System, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, located in Elk Grove at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This classification is represented by a union.
This job has been revised and reposted.
Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS) 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 in Elk Grove, and Jail Based Competency Treatment services to inmates found Incompetent to stand trial. The Jail Based Competency Treatment Program (JBCT) serves inmates charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes and deemed incompetent to stand trial by the court (PC 1370). The Psychologist II is part of a multi-disciplinary team providing JBCT services to inmates. The JBCT program is administered on-site at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove.
-- Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and California State License by the Board of Psychology
-- Clinical interviewing techniques and understanding of psychological assessment. Ability to quickly develop proficiency in the use of competency to stand trial assessments tools (e.g., R-CAI, ECST-R, MacCAT-CA), malingering assessments (e.g., M-FAST, ILK, TOMM), and cognitive assessments (e.g., MOCA, WAIS-IV).
-- 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
-- Basic understanding of computer and MS functionality
-- Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating psychology
practice, e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc. Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy.
-- Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a crowded and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and containing nature. Must be in good physical health, hear and speak well. Willingness to work under an institutional 'No Hostage Policy.
-- Ability to maintain Sacramento Sheriff Department's Security Clearance.
-- Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, as scheduled and assigned.
-- Psychologist experience in a jail, hospital or correctional setting
-- Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental health, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections
--Must be able to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department's Security Clearance.
--Willingness to work under an institutional "No Hostage Policy."
--Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions
--THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT.
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