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Physician Affiliate Groupof New York, PC Psychologist in New York, New York

Psychologist

Location

US-NY-New York

ID
2019-4539

Type
Regular Full-Time

Department
Allied Health

Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services

Overview

With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY's active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.

Responsibilities

The Clinical Supervisor Trainee will report directly or through a Program Director to the Clinical Director of Psychiatry in the Division of Correctional Health Services and is responsible for the clinical oversight of patient care in specific mental health treatment areas, including standard mental observation (MO) units, specialty MO units and general population clinic settings in one of the 12 jail facilities in New York City. Approximately 25% of new admissions per year to the NYC jail system will receive care on the mental health service. The service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re-entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city.
The Clinical Supervisor Trainee is responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of the specific program or housing area to which they are assigned, including ensuring that all clinicians are providing appropriate and timely clinical interventions and documentation. Depending on the treatment area, s/he manages patient admissions and discharges, oversees quality assurance, manages on-going training and education for treatment-area staff, and performs other managerial administrative tasks including liaising with DOC. Clinical Supervisors who are qualified for and interested in providing care on the PACE or CAPS units (specialty MO units) for individuals with serious mental illness will report to a Program Director for direct supervision. All direct patient care and chart documentation must be done under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor II or director-level psychologists.
Serve as the clinical supervisor in training for the assigned area of responsibility and provide direct and, when appropriate, indirect clinical supervision for staff, including review of diagnostic, treatment, level of care decisions and documentation, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, and conducting clinical case conferences
Serve as the clinical supervisor in training for the mental health clinicians working in the assigned treatment area and meet individually with each clinician at least weekly.
Under the supervision of a Program Director or above, he/she will lead daily multi-disciplinary meetings with all mental health staff in the assigned area of responsibility, including DOC when appropriate.
Provide quality assurance and quality improvement as directed by the Clinical Director of Mental Health
Coordinate re-entry services with the social work staff in the assigned area of responsibility
Meet at least weekly with an assigned supervisor (Clinical Supervisor II or higher) and ensure that all direct patient care is supervised by and any documentation is co-signed by that supervisor
Attend at least hourly weekly group supervision, didactics, seminars or equivalent training activity
Ensure that any assessment and testing is under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor II or Director-level psychologist
Human Resources management of assigned clinicians.

Qualifications

Education
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology
Experience
Two years clinical experience working with individuals with mental illness
At least one year of experience working in an institutional or correctional setting
One year supervisory experience
Candidates who do not have a New York State license, must be obtain one within 14 months of start date. A limited permit to practice must be obtained prior to start date
An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered
This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening. PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.
EOE M/F/D/V

PAGNY provides equal opportunity in employment. WE recruit, select, train and promote the most qualified individuals. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, natural origin, citizenship, military status, creed, color, sex, religious beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or protected characteristics under the law.

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