Psychology Manager (LPM) DOC - Expert
Pay Rate: $84 / hour
This position requires possession of a current license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. If licensed by another state must secure Pennsylvania license within one year. At least 2 years' experience as a Licensed Psychologist required.
Primary purpose of the position is to provide clinical supervision to front line Master' s level clinicians and to provide clinical programmatic management and oversight of a Psychology Department at a State Correctional Institution.
Assist in the development and implementation of Psychological services within a PA DOC facility, according to DOC Policy 13.8.1., Access to Mental Health Care Procedures Manual.
Independently selects, administers and interprets a wide range of objective and projective psychological tests designed to measure such factors as personality, intelligence, aptitude and interests as part of the evaluation process for outside clearances, parole, reclassification, and commutation. Also ensures that all PSAs and PSSs are trained to provide IQ testing (e.G., BETA, WASI, Vineland). The LPM is responsible for signing off all Psychological Assessments and Evaluations (e.G., Parole Psychological Assessments, Commutation Psychological Evaluations) completed by those Psychology staff working under their clinical supervision.
The LPM may be responsible for the diagnosing of Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other neurodevelopmental disorders that may exist within the patient population.
The LPM is responsible for conducting monthly rounds of all housing units where clinical supervisees are delivering Psychological service under their clinical supervision.
The LPM(s) is responsible to participate in the SCI' s monthly multidisciplinary quality improvement meeting.
Duties also include the clinical and administrative supervision of Psychological Services Associates, Psychological Services Specialists, in the Psychology Department at a State Correctional Institution. The supervision will include training in the interview process, psychometric testing and interpretation, report writing, treatment techniques for specific problem areas, group counseling skills, behavior therapy and therapeutic communities. Additionally, this supervision will include following up on policy requirements to ensure that staff have completed their responsibilities. Some examples are as follows: completion of required monthly contacts, completion of Recovery Plans, the facilitation of required programming, completion of all documentation required for contacts and reviews of patients, and the completion of psychological evaluations for parole and within system advancements. The Licensed Psychologist Manger (LPM) is also responsible for the overall supervision of the Sex Offender Treatment Program and the completion of Psychological Evaluations.
The Licensed Psychologist Manager (LPM) will review daily reports (Incident Reports, Other Reports, medication non-compliance lists, mental health roster change lists, etc.) to ensure any necessary follow up is directed and completed.
Complete a supervision course, at least three hours in length, as part of the 30 hours of training required bi-annually to maintain licensure.
Supervise postdoctoral residents in pursuit of their hours towards licensure as a Psychologist.
Licensed Psychologist Manager is responsible for ensuring the implementation of new PA DOC initiatives related to the delivery of mental health services, as well as all follow up to ensure continued effectiveness and compliance. They are also responsible for the completion of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports and plans of action that will be submitted to facility and Central Office staff for review and follow up. The Licensed Psychologist Manager will also be responsive for compiling information for a myriad of audits, to include ACA, OPS inspections, Regional LPM Quarterly Audit Inspections.
The Licensed Psychologist Manager will serve as chairperson of the Psychiatric Review Team and assist in the coordination of psychiatric and psychological services for patients living with mental illnesses within state prisons. Duties include supervising the mental health tracking system in conjunction with the Mental Health Coordinator to assure all patients living with mental health illnesses receive the appropriate treatment services. Supervises the coordination of services to and tracking of those people sentenced as Guilty But Mentally Ill (GBMI). Duties include conducting and/or supervising the mental health commitment process according to the Mental Health Procedures Act. Assure that procedures for tracking and aftercare treatment is provided for mental health hospital returns. The Licensed Psychologist manager is also responsible to chair the Clinical Review meetings for patients that engaged in Self-Harm or died by Suicide and submit a detailed report on the patient and the review findings.
The Licensed Psychologist Manager will provide clinical supervision of individual and group therapy and be responsible for the oversight of clinical therapeutic programs as deemed appropriate.
The Licensed Psychologist Manager will monitor the placement of patients in observation cells that are viewed as harmful to themselves and/or others and consult with the psychiatrist on the treatment process.
Supervision and direction for the Licensed Psychologist Manager will be given by the Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Other duties as assigned.