Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services in Chillicothe, MO at Corizon Health

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

We have an exceptional opportunity for an Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services to join our healthcare team at Chillicothe Correctional Center located in Chillicothe, MO.

Qualifications of the Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services

  • Licensure as a psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor in the State of Missouri by the respective Committee for Professional Regulation.
  • Ability to supervise mental health staff and administer mental health services.
  • Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of management/supervision techniques, mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, treatment of major mental disorders and/or psychological evaluation techniques.

Responsibilities of the Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Plan, supervise, coordinate and manage the clinical services provided by mental health staff at the institutional level as designated by the Director of Mental Health.
  • Assign specific duties and clinical responsibilities to mental health staff in accordance with the position descriptions, education and professional experience and to notify the Director of Mental Health Services of staff inability to perform such duties and responsibilities in a competent, ethical and professional manner.
  • Provision of routine mental health services such as individual and group intervention, treatment planning, and discharge planning. Provision of crisis intervention services when requested by institutional staff, medical staff, or by offender 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.
  • Work collaboratively with the Health Services Administrator on issues pertaining to the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) survey and timekeeping.
  • Provide direct clinical services and consultation services in accordance with the policies, procedures and regulations of the institution and the Missouri Department of Corrections, and in accordance with the standards of the NCCHC.
  • Represent the interests of mental health services with the institution's administrative staff under the direction of the Mental Health to facilitate cooperation in the delivery of mental health services.
  • Interrelate and work effectively with the Missouri Department of Corrections' Staff, offenders and outside support agencies as delegated by the Mental Health Director.
  • Abide by security regulations and maintain confidentiality of offender information in accordance with Missouri law, the Missouri Department of Corrections' policy, and the standards of the
  • Provide all administrative reports and documentation.
  • Allocate staff resources in mental health services to insure that institutional needs for clinical and consultative services are met in a timely, professional manner.
  • Supervise and monitor mental health services staff to ensure compliance with the health care policies, procedures and regulations of the institution and the Missouri Department of Corrections; the responsibilities/duties of their specific position descriptions, the employee policies and procedures of Corizon and the employee guidelines of the Missouri Department of Corrections.
  • Maintain open communication with institutional administrative security, medical and support staff to facilitate operation of mental health services and institutional needs.
  • Provide staff counseling and performance evaluations including applicable documentation in a timely, professional manner under the direction of the Director of Mental Health Services.
  • Provide in-service opportunities to mental Health Services in the development/refinement of standard operations procedures.
  • Supervise clerical support staff to ensure offender medical records and department files are maintained appropriately.
  • Staff selection and recruitment.
  • Direct clinical services duties as outlined in a professionally relevant position description, depending on education, as needed to meet institutional mental health service requirements.
  • Develop a system that provides a 24-mental health consultation services to institutional staff that require assistance with immediate crisis intervention for offenders. Responsible for providing clinical consultation to staff providing crisis intervention and for informing the incidents, as well as all other clinically significant crisis interventions.
  • On-site coordination of psychiatric services by provision of administrative support and patient monitoring.
  • Respond to mental health emergencies and participate with staff in resolving the emergency.
  • Notify the Mental Health Director and Health Services Administrator in a timely manner of clinical or administrative concerns that may have a significant impact on the mental health services program.

Benefits offered to the Corizon Health Institutional Chief of Mental Health Services

  • Paid Time Off (Full-time Commitment)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) with company match
Apply online or contact Caroline Spencer at for more information.

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.