Alabama DMH / Psychologist III (Mental Illness Option)

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JOB TITLE: Psychologist III (Mental Illness Option)
OPEN DATE: 10/20/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 23-34
JOB CODE:  P6000
• Range 84 ($78,549.60- $132,180.00 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• Doctorate degree in Psychology.
• 36 months or more clinical experience in psychological treatment and assessment.
• Possession of licensure as a psychologist as issued by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.
• Prescribes, provides, and supervises direct care services for adult patients.
• Provides group and individual therapy and crisis management programs.
• Conducts initial psychological assessments, psychological assessment updates, psychological testing, forensic evaluations, Hospital Review Board evaluations, violence risk assessments, and suicide risk assessments.
• Participates in treatment planning for adult patients including participation in treatment team review meetings, individual treatment planning conferences, and other team meetings.
• Supervises non-doctoral psychology staff members, students, and interns as assigned.
• Assesses, interprets, and monitors data related to the provision of services.
• Provides leadership as a member of the Clinical Management Team.
• Obtains and maintains state licensure as a psychologist, certification as a forensic examiner, and obtain and maintain membership on the Bryce Hospital medical staff.
• Ensures compliance with hospital standards.
• Knowledge of treatment strategies, various diagnostic disorders and categories, psychological assessment interventions, and conflict intervention techniques.
• Ability to interact with patients, families, and other professionals in a courteous and professional manner.
• Ability to make clinical assessments and decisions, conduct therapy, and supervise subordinates.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to use personal computers and various software programs.
• Ability to ensure compliance with hospital standards.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.
Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted  as  soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.

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