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The GEO Group, Inc.



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Psychologist- Karnes City, TX

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Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

PSYCHOLOGIST



Summary
 

Evaluates residents/patients for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.  Diagnoses disorders and determines the appropriate course of treatment.  Responsible for directing and coordinating mental health functions as well as supervising and training staff members.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Performs psychological evaluation on resident/patientspopulation for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.  Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent.  Determines the appropriate course of treatment.
  • Evaluates residents/patients mental status as to the need for transfer.
  • Provides psychotherapy counseling to treat illness or distress.
  • Possesses a complete awareness of psychotropic medications, but cannot prescribe.
  • Instructs staff and officers in suicide identification and subsequent prevention techniques.
  • Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required. Performs and trains staff on crisis intervention techniques.
  • Performs administrative duties in keeping accurate records of detainee/inmate contact, documenting all services provided, filling out required reports and analyses as required.
  • Consults with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed for the proper health care needs of the detainee/inmate.
  • Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D or Psy.D in Psychology from an accredited university.
• Current license in Psychology in the state in which the facility is located or licensure/certification in accordance with contract requirements.  (Current copy of license must be on file at the facility at all times.)
• Previous experience working with children, adolescents and adults highly preferred.

* Bi-lingual highly preferred.

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Function:

Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services

Status:

Full-time

Posted:

11.14.2017
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Discipline:

Community Corrections, Jails & Detention, Prisons & Institutions

Level:

Mid-level, Supervisor