Forensic Psychologist in Lansing, KS at Corizon Health

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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Job Description

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Forensic Psychologist to join our healthcare team at the Lansing Correctional Facility located in Lansing KS.

Qualifications of the Corizon Health Forensic Psychologist

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or related field is required.
  • Holds a current license as a Psychologist in the state of employment.
  • Professional experience, knowledge and skills in psychological evaluation techniques (particularly pertaining to risk assessment).
  • Working knowledge of test instruments preferred (MMPI, I.Q., Static-99R/Static-2002R, PCL-R, HCR-20, etc.).
  • Previous experience in writing psychological evaluations, preferably forensic in nature, is required.

Job Summary of the Corizon Health Forensic Psychologist

The Forensic Psychologist provides quality psychological services in accordance with all Corizon Health and the Kansas Department of Corrections policies and procedures. The Forensic Psychologist performs evaluations related to risk of sexual/violent/general reoffending pursuant to the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator statutes and as requested by the Prisoner Review Board.

Responsibilities of the Corizon Health Forensic Psychologist

  • Responsible to provide direct clinical services, consultation services and supervisory services in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon Health, the policies and regulations of the institution and Department of Correction, state statutes concerning the delivery and practice of clinical behavioral health services, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of the staff member's discipline.
  • Responsible for administering, scoring and interpreting basic psychological tests, as well as specific tests that assess recidivistic risks, such as the Static-99R/Static-2002R, VRAG-R, PCL-R, and HCR-20 v3. Responsible for generating reports after a thorough testing and review process. Provision of court testimony as necessary.
  • Documentation of all clinical encounters and significant behavioral health information in the Electronic Medical Record in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon Health and the policies and regulations of the Department of Correction.
  • Participation in the Quality Improvement Processes, including data collection and tracking as needed.
  • Provides 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 Health, and the Department of Correction.
  • Responsible to inform Regional Behavioral Health Director of personal need for additional clinical supervision or overall problems in delivery of clinical services. Responsible to maintain confidentiality of inmate information in accordance with Department of Correction policy.
  • Responsible to interrelate and work effectively with other behavioral health staff, Corizon Health administrative and medical personnel, Department of Correction staff, inmates and outside support agencies. Compliance with employee standards of Corizon Health and applicable employee standards of the Department of Correction. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
  • Other services relating to the functioning of the behavioral health department as assigned.
  • Responsible to maintain 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.

Benefits offered to the Corizon Health Forensic Psychologist

  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off
  • No weekends or evenings
  • No overhead
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Company Matched 401k or Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Malpractice paid

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.

Contact Dee Thandi, 800-893-2118, dee.thandi@corizonhealth.com

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.

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