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PSYCHOLOGIST in Lawton, OK at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

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Job Description

Facility: LAWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Compensation Base: Up to $176,500/ year BOE

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Evaluates detainees or inmates for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders and determines the appropriate course of treatment. Responsible for directing and coordinating mental health functions as well as supervising and training staff members.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs psychological evaluation on detainee/inmate population for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent.  Determines the appropriate course of treatment.
  • Evaluates inmates’ mental status as to the need for transfer.
  • Provides psychotherapy counseling to treat illness or distress.
  • Possesses, but does not prescribe, a complete awareness of psychotropic medications.
  • Instructs staff and officers in suicide identification and subsequent prevention techniques.
  • Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required. Performs and trains staff on crisis intervention techniques.
  • Performs administrative duties in keeping accurate records of detainee/inmate contact, documenting all services provided, filling out required reports and analyses as required.
  • Consults with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed for the proper health care needs of the inmate.
  • Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of a doctoral psychology program from a regionally accredited university. If degree was received after January 1, 1997, it must be from an APA approved program.
  • Must have two (2) years of post-doctoral experience
  • Must hold a current license or certification in Psychology in the state in which the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.