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STATE HOSPITALS, STOCKTON

Title:  SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST (HEALTH FACILITY) (SPECIALIST)
Salary: $8,542.00 - $9,993.00
Posted: 11/24/2014

Job Description:
The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Stockton is located 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 the DSH – Stockton beds, 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 Facility.

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 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 will provide 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 primary focus of 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 Chief Psychologist, the Senior Psychologist, Specialist, serves as the lead evaluator of psychological services, providing functional and programmatic direction to psychology staff, and senior management, consistent with the mission of the DSH-Stockton. The Senior Psychologist, Specialist applies advanced or specialized psychological knowledge in psychometric techniques that are designed to evaluate psychological service delivery within an inpatient setting. The Specialist conducts various forms of psychometric evaluations, functions in consultation with or within treatment teams and senior management, and serves the facility in any role that falls within the parameters of their specialized knowledge, skills/abilities, and training. Familiarity with data management systems is essential, including Excel, Access, and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

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 Senior Psychologist, 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. “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
None Specified 463 - xxx - 9839 - 001
Location County
Stockton SAN JOAQUIN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
12/12/2014 http://www.dsh.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
DSH Stockton Human Resources
1600 9th Street, Rm 121
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Classification and Pay Unit
916-651-0792

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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.