Direct Contract Locum Tenens Psychologist in Missouri City, MO at Corizon Health

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

We now offer nationwide Locum Tenens assignments through our very own Corizon Health Interim Practitioner Program (CHIPP).

We have an exceptional and flexible opportunity for a Locum Tenens Psychologist to join our team at Western Reception and Diagnostic Center in St. Joseph, MO

Not licensed in the state you want to work in? For a short assignment commitment, we will assist you with the licensing process and pay the fee.

Qualifications of the Corizon Health Psychologist

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or related field is required.
  • Holds a current license as a Psychologist in the state of employment.
  • Current HSPP (Health Service Provider in Psychology) endorsement or eligibility to deliver clinical mental health services under supervision until license and HSPP endorsement is gained required. Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.

Responsibilities of the Corizon Health Psychologist

  • Responsible to provide direct clinical services, consultation services, and supervisory services in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon Health, state statutes concerning the delivery and practice of clinical mental health services, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of the staff member's discipline.
  • Provision of routine behavioral health services such as intake assessments, individual and group intervention, treatment planning, and discharge planning.
  • Provision of crisis intervention services when requested by institutional staff, medical staff, or by inmate self-referral. (Crisis intervention can include consultation with institutional staff regarding management concerns, appropriate housing, referral and/or follow up. Crisis intervention activities may require on-call services.)
  • Assist in effecting movement to appropriate setting when patient's mental status indicates he / she is a danger to self or others.
  • Documents all clinical encounters and significant behavioral health information in the Electronic Medical Record in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon and the policies and regulations of the Department of Corrections or applicable client partner.
  • Provision of assistance to the site's Psychiatrist and nursing staff in the monitoring of patients receiving psychotropic medications.
  • Provision of training in human behavior and/or mental health issues to institutional staff in accordance with institutional training programs as requested and as clinical service allows.
  • Participation in staff meetings and in-service training programs as offered by behavioral health departments, Corizon, and the Department of Corrections or applicable client partner.
  • Provides clinical supervision to behavioral health staff as assigned.
  • Responsible to inform Lead Psychologist or Regional Mental Health Director of personal need for additional clinical supervision or overall problems in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Responsible to maintain the confidentiality of inmate information in accordance with Department of Correction policy.
  • Responsible to interrelate and work effectively with other behavioral health staff, Corizon administrative and medical personnel, Department of Correction staff, inmates and outside support agencies.

This is the perfect option for those healthcare practitioners who…

  • Prefer the flexibility of setting their own schedules
  • Traveling to new locations
  • Experiencing new practice settings
  • Putting extra dollars in their pockets.

Apply online or contact Michael Shabal at 615-660-6760 |

Corizon Health provides patients with high-quality healthcare and reentry services that will reduce recidivism and better the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated persons with physical and mental illness and the professionals who care for them. More healthcare professionals are finding the stability and advancement they desire at Corizon Health.

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.