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STATE HOSPITALS, STOCKTON

Title:  PSYCHOLOGIST (HEALTH FACILITY-CLINICAL-SAFETY)
Salary: $7,223.00 - $9,518.00
Posted: 02/05/2014

Job Description:
The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Stockton is within the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) located at Austin and Arch Road, one mile east of Highway 99. The facility has 1,722 medical and mental health beds. The DSH – Stockton has 514 beds: 432 Intermediate and 82 Acute in 9 buildings with 17 treatment units. The CHCF, including DSH – Stockton, is licensed as a Correctional Treatment Center, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 12. The DSH – Stockton is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Behavioral Healthcare service. Admissions began on July 22, 2013 and will reach full census by Summer of 2014. DSH – Stockton has over 900 clinical and administrative positions.

The California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of State Hospitals have partnered in a unique relationship to re-define the delivery of health care services in the correctional setting. The CHCF provides the DSH – Stockton the ability to deliver clinical excellence in the care and treatment of mentally ill patients in an environment designed for the provision of health care while maintaining a safe and secure workplace for patients and staff. Patient care is the DSH – Stockton’s mission, Caring Today for a Safe and Healthy Tomorrow.

In addition to the information as described in the California Department of Human Resources specifications for this classification, under the direction of the Senior Psychologist, Supervisor, the Psychologist delivers psychological treatment services, including diagnostic assessment and consultation, consistent with the mission of the Department of State Hospitals – Stockton (DSH – Stockton). The Psychologist applies psychological knowledge and techniques to the problems of mental and developmental disabilities in patients, administers, scores, and interprets a variety of psychological test instrument, performs behavioral assessments, conducts various forms of group and individual therapy, and assists in program evaluation and development. The Psychologist serves the facility in any role that falls within the parameters of their knowledge, skills/abilities, and training.

Regular and consistent attendance is critical to the successful performance of this position due to the heavy workload and time sensitive nature of the work. The incumbent routinely works with and is exposed to sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.

*PLEASE NOTE* If you have previously applied for the Psychologist-Clinical, Correctional Facility, we strongly encourage you to apply again.

Pre-employment physical, including TB test, Live Scan, and Supplemental Application clearance may be required prior to appointment.

WHO MAY APPLY:
Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All interested applicants must submit an application to be considered for this position.

You must indicate the working title and position number you are applying for and how you qualify (list appointment, transfer, etc.) in the Explanations section on your application or your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

For Interested Candidates who do not currently have List Eligibility, please complete the examination process prior to applying. To Apply, please visit: DSH Psychologist (H/F) Safety Examination Bulletin “The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.”

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Psychologist (Health Facility - Clinical - Safety) 463 - VAR - 9873 - VAR
Location County
California Health Care Facility, Stockton SAN JOAQUIN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled http://www.dsh.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Dept. of State Hospitals - Stockton
1600 9th Street, Rm 121
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Human Resources
916-6651-0792

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Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies. Learn all about it.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.