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UCHC Forensic Mental Health Clinician FT EJSP/NSP (Psychologist)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 01/19/2022
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Forensic Mental Health Clinician FT EJSP/NSP (Psychologist)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department UCHC-East Jersey State Prison
Overview
University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.
We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.
We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Posting Summary
Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) is seeking a Forensic Mental Health Clinician for the East Jersey State Prison Facility located in Rahway, New Jersey.  This position will also split time at the Northern State Prison located in Newark, New Jersey.   Reporting to the Clinician Supervisor, the Forensic Mental Health Clinician completes specialized psychological testing and assessment of clinical needs of adult inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections.
Among the key duties for this position are the following:
* Arrives at DSM IV diagnoses with precision and accuracy through psychological testing and evaluation sessions.
* Provides crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy and psycho-education programming as clinically indicated to assigned inmates.
* Involves inmates and Department of Corrections staff in developing achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment plans.
* Advocates for appropriate resources for inmates based on assessed needs.
* Manages caseload demands effectively while considering both qualities of care and the security needs of the Department of Corrections.
* Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned inmates including coordination of treatment and liaison with community agencies; maintains appropriate inmate records.
* Demonstrates competency in psychological testing and in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of adult inmates and seniors.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 28S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 75393.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 91478.000
Annual Maximum Salary 107568.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description CWA 1040
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
* Doctorate Degree in Psychology, experience and training in psychological testing and measurement.
Note: Psychologists at a Master’s Level with experience in testing, are eligible for Mental Health Clinician II positions. The duties would otherwise be comparable to this position. Please see the Rutgers Job Board for any potential openings for UCHC Mental Health Clinician II.
Certifications/Licenses
* Requires an unrestricted permit to practice Psychology in New Jersey (license) by the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners.
* Valid driver’s license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Computer literacy.
* Ability to communicate clearly is required.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by Rutgers in shared office environments. Ability to move from unit to unit within facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes and pulls. Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds. Ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Able to function in a stressful environment and relate well to the patients, security staff and health care team members. A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. Must be able to handle emergency and crisis situations. Must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by NJ State Parole Board, NJ State Troopers or Rutgers.
Special Conditions
* May be required to travel within the state.
* On-call responsibilities.
* Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.

Posting Number 21ST1837
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details
East Jersey State Prison located in Rahway, NJ with time also spilt at the Northern State Prison located in Newark, NJ 




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