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Psychologist - Telehealth (remote)

Company: Wellpath
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), RTC Program Director (PD), or higher licensed health professional, the Restoration of Competency (RTC) Psychologist DSH is a licensed Psychologist in the State of California who is responsible for the assessment of mentally-ill and Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) patients in the RTC program. The Psychologist will utilize standardized testing tools to regularly assess for competency, opine on restoration, and produce timely reports to the court. Compliance with the Department of State Hospital (DSH) and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual is mandatory.



  • Education associated with licensure/ license eligible Psychologist in CA
    • Prefer one+ year experience post licensure (PhD or PsyD)
    • Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment
    • Experience with applicable psychological testing measures for Competency assessment, malingering, cognitive impairment, etc.
      • Licensure or license eligible as a Psychologist in CA
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA
        • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.Responsibilities

          • Strict adherence to Department of State Hospital (DSH) and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual as it relates to the duties of the Psychologist.
          • Use approved psychological testing measures (eg: R-CAI, ECST-R, MacCAT-CA, etc.) to assess and re-assess patients every 30 days; comply with the reporting statutes for the court.
          • Assessment of cognitive impairment as needed, and administer corresponding psychological tests approved by DSH (eg: MoCA, MMSE, etc.) to determine cognitive functioning and ability to learn and be successful with RTC.
          • If malingering is suspected, administer proper and approved tests (eg: M-FAST, TOMI, etc.) to determine treatment course.
          • Keen awareness of and adherence to timely submission of court reports per the reporting statutes is required.
          • Strict adherence to DSH and company P&P, as it relates to all psychologist duties and functions.
          • Participate in routine Treatment Team meetings, and provide clinical support and/or guidance, as needed.
          • Appropriate documentation and charting of interactions with patients in health record, when outside formal assessment parameters.
          • Establish a weekly "Doctor's Group" within the milieu, as needed.
          • Participate in any coordination of IMO/ALJ processes.
          • Work cooperatively with the Sheriff's Office and RTC teams and foster supportive relationships between staff and Sheriff's Deputies/Officers.
          • Document all findings in patient's record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and Facility, as needed.
          • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
          • May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
            Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, San Diego , Psychologist - Telehealth (remote), Healthcare , San Diego, California

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