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Psychologist II

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. The Chief Psychologist conducts psychological and forensic assessments of assigned patients conforming to Discipline rules and applicable laws, to reduce or eliminate psychological barriers and co-occurring psychiatric substance use disorders to relevant functioning and to help guide the clinical work of the multidisciplinary team, and, where appropriate, the finder of fact toward answering psychological questions. Conduct a range of psychological treatments to those patients referred for services; document clinical observations, interventions, and progress to termination of the rendered modality. Prepare written psychological reports and hospital charting, which identify and discuss relevant psychopathology according to discipline, program, facility, and HHSC guidelines and requirements and render appropriate recommendations within established time frames; provide feedback to service providers and patients as appropriate. Provide supervision to Staff Psychologists (including any psychology interns/students) and serve as Program and Discipline QITs. As a member of the multidisciplinary service team, provide psychological information and support to patients to accomplish treatment objectives and goals; promote a unified, effective team approach to principles of social learning, to assure high quality care to those served. Consistently provide relevant behavioral data and evaluate information to guide social learning programming for individuals served as well as the relevant groups of patients served. Takes an active involvement in the design, implementation, and maintenance of programming, e.g. Social Learning and COPSD, an assigned Program. Conducts relevant staff training within established timeframes and in concert with the multidisciplinary approach to psychiatric rehabilitation. Consistently attend shift change and other unit meetings to share clinical information for the promotion of a healthy environment of care. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Conduct psychological and forensic assessments of assigned patients conforming to Discipline standards, HHSC rules, and applicable laws, to reduce or eliminate psychological barriers and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders to relevant functioning and to help guide the clinical work of the multidisciplinary team and, where appropriate, the finder of fact toward answering psych legal questions. Conduct a range of psychological treatments to those patients referred for services; document clinical issues, observations, interventions, and progress to termination of the rendered modality. Prepare wr Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Wichita Falls , Psychologist II, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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