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Part Time Licensed Mental Health Professional at Limestone

Description
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Licensed Mental Health Professional to join our team of healthcare professionals in the Limestone Correctional facility
POSITION SUMMARY
An employee in this class serves provides individual and group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal and social development as well as institutional adjustment by performing the duties listed below. This is an advanced psychological services position.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
A.Interviews inmates to obtain information concerning medical history, mental health history, or other pertinent information.
B.Observes inmates to detect indications of abnormal behavior.
C.Reviews results of tests, treatment plans and treatment cases with the Psychiatrist/Psychologist to evaluate client needs and implement treatment.
D.Consult with and offer feedback to ADOC staff in classification, records, administration, and security in conveying inmate information related to level of functioning and program eligibility.
E.Responds to legitimate requests with the approval of the inmate for information, such as from Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Half-way Houses, and Social Security Administration as well as transfer requests, progress reviews, and inquiries by institutional staff, while following appropriate guidelines regarding case management and ensuring the proper assignment of inmates to programs.
F.May administer/interpret standardized tests within their scope of practice, such as the MMPI-2, WAIS-III, WRAT-4, and BETA, by following the standardized test manuals to accurately assess the inmate's level of mental and intellectual functioning, the probability of future acting-out and other deviant/maladaptive behavior by providing data for evaluations and accurate information relevant to other types of inmate placement, intervention, and treatment, such as Consult to the Disciplinary Process, Treatment Plans, and institutional assignment.
G.Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other interpersonal or environmental problems.
H.Discuss progress toward treatment goals with inmate and ensures that the treatment plan is completed in a timely manner, adhered to as the barometer for treatment and is reflected in the progress notes.
I.Consults with Psychologist and Psychiatrist concerning treatment plan and amends plan as described.
J.Conducts peer reviews and participates in program audits and continuous quality improvement activities as directed by the Site Health Services Administrator.
K.Refers inmates to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling, such as religious services, classification and substance abuse services.
L.Prepares inmates for release via treatment, schedules follow-up appointments for the inmate with their local county mental health center, ensures that appropriate staff counsels inmate on medication issues as relevant, assist the inmate when needed to obtain shelter and/or social services.
OTHER DUTIES:
As Required
Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. and correctional regulations, as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:
Dress code
Schedule/time sheet
Safety and security regulations
Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars
Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
Approaches change in a positive manner
Accepts constructive criticism/advice and learns from it
Maintain composure in stressful situations
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
Minimum Requirements
POSITION: Mental Health Professional
SCHEDULE: Part-Time (16 Hours/Week)
FACILITY: Limestone Correctional Facility
LOCATION: Harvest, Alabama
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
POSITION SUMMARY
Provides advanced psychological services in individual and group counseling sessions to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal and social development as well as institutional adjustment.
Consults with and offers feedback to ADOC staff in classification, records, administration, and security in conveying inmate information related to level of functioning and program eligibility.
Responds to legitimate requests with the approval of the inmate for information, such as from Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Half-way Houses, and Social Security Administration as well as transfer requests, progress reviews, and inquiries by institutional staff, while following appropriate guidelines regarding case management and ensuring the proper assignment of inmates to programs.
Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other interpersonal or environmental problems.
Prepares inmates for release via treatment, schedules follow-up appointments for the inmate with their local county mental health center, ensures that appropriate staff counsels inmate on medication issues as relevant, assist the inmate when needed to obtain shelter and/or social services.
BENEFITS
Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:
Performance check-ins with annual merit increase (if applicable)
Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
Paid holidays
Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
Dental and Vision insurance
401(k) retirement saving plan
Company-paid short-term disability
Healthcare and dependent care spending account
Continuing education options



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