Qualified Mental Health Professional

Company Name:
Wexford Health Sources
Wexford Health Sources, the nation''s leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Qualified Mental Health Professional to join our team of healthcare professionals at Dixon Correctional Center in Dixon, IL.
We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:
Annual review with performance increase
Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
Paid holidays
Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental and Vision insurance
401(k) retirement saving plans
Company-paid short-term disability
Healthcare and dependent care spending account
1. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.
2. Provides clinical evaluation for treatment needs of inmates referred by medical, counseling, security or other facility staff.
3. Provides evaluations of employees at the direction of the Facility CAO in emergencies.
4. Provides clinical supervision of the facility Crisis Team. This includes provision of quarterly Crisis Team training and consultation to team members on all crisis interventions. Such consultations may be carried out by phone during off duty hours.
5. Provides crisis intervention counseling, brief therapy and group therapy as indicated for Center residents
6. Provides consultation on mental health issues to the facility medical staff.
7. Completes comprehensive psychosocial history on each admission to the Mental Health Unit.
8. Provides individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate.
9. Assists in discharge planning and referral to appropriate resources when patient is discharged to general population or released from system.
10. Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies and procedures.
11. Contributes to Mental Health Unit development and evaluation.
12. Participates in and conducts in-service programs; assists in orientation of new staff, provides staff training to facility personnel on mental health issues including the function of the Crisis Team and how to access its services
13. Monitor the provisions of crisis services to include review of documentation for accuracy, completeness, and fulfillment of Center directives and procedures
Minimum Requirements
1. Ph.D/Psy.D or Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work or similar degree program
2. Illinois licensed
3. CPR certification
Preferred Experience
1. Correctional experience
2. Two years post degree clinical experience
Date: 2014-05-14
Country: US
State: IL
City: Dixon
Postal Code: 61021
Category: Hidden (11010)

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