Psychological Assessor

Date:  Jan 27, 2024
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Non Clinical Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Schedule Type:  Full-Time
Requisition ID:  913944

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

 

Primary Purpose

Provides psychological assessment and treatment planning for Dallas County Jail inmates developing interventions appropriate to the correctional clinical setting.

 

Minimum Specifications Education

Must have a Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology or a related field.

Prefer a Doctoral degree in Psychology

 

Experience

 

Must have two years of experience in psychological/psychiatric intake and diagnostics.

 

Equivalent Education and/or Experience

None

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure

Must have one of the following licensures: 

  • Licensed Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

 

Required Tests for Placement

None

 

Skills or Special Abilities

Requires competency in psychological assessment, diagnosing psychiatric conditions and treatment planning.

Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good verbal and written communication skills. 

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in meeting aged related and handicapped patients¿ needs.

Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Provides psychological assessments through personal interview, review of records, interviews of third parties and/or formal evaluation procedures and makes/classifies mental health diagnosis, identified problems and determines plan of intervention to optimize psychological service to inmates at the Dallas County Jail.
  2. Collaborates with Jail Intake staff and professional colleagues to identify and better understand the needs of inmates’ psychiatric/psychological and social needs.
  3. Provides a thorough written record of all assessments including a comprehensive report addressing the inmates presenting conditions and problems, current needs, past history and documentation of all relevant information/contacts pertaining to the inmate while observing confidentiality laws and carrying out the goals and objectives as established for COPC and Parkland.
  4. tays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in mental health assessment and diagnosis by attending seminars or workshops, reading professional journals and/or actively participating in professional organizations, and integrates this knowledge as appropriate into the position.
  5. Serves on various committees, participates in clinical staff meetings for collective problem solving activities, while maintaining a positive working relationship with all contacts to promote a harmonious and cooperative atmosphere with all internal/external customers.
  6. Maintains knowledge of applicable, rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impacts discipline. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.
  7. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of COPC and Parkland

 

Job Accountabilities 

 

1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
 

3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

 

 

 

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