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State of Massachusetts Inpatient Psychologist (Psychologist IV) in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) at Tewksbury Hospital is seeking an experienced and licensed Psychologist to provide highly skilled psychological treatment, assessment, and direct clinical services for an adult inpatient population. The Psychologist will serve as the unit-based professional on an interdisciplinary treatment team, as well as a consulting psychologist across all five (5) inpatient psychiatric units to provide individualized psychotherapy and assessment to adult psychiatric inpatients ages 19 . The selected candidate provides clinical supervision, consultation, and education for psychology trainees at all levels of training including full-time pre-doctoral interns and graduate level practicum students. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provides direct clinical service to persons served as the Psychology representative on unit treatment teams; coordinates with multi-disciplinary teams. * Conducts psychological assessments and DMH-specific risk assessments, as indicated. * Supervises and evaluates psychology trainees in their clinical work, including individual and group therapy and psychological assessment. * Conducts training programs for staff, students, lay public and professionals. * Participates in interviewing, screening, and hiring of psychologists and other clinical professional and clinical direct-care staff. * Participates in staff, workgroups and other hospital-wide committees or meetings. * Serves as coordinator of the group therapy program on his/her assigned treatment unit. * Provides individual and group therapy. * Organizes and supervises clinical programs and treatment for adult patients age 19 . * Provides consultation, supervision, coordination, and liaises with external services such as agencies and practitioners. * Prepares or maintains clinical, programmatic, and administrative reports and records. * Provides behavioral management interventions, training, and supervision to the staff to implement treatment interventions for adult patients age 19 . * Participates in multidisciplinary team plans for evaluation, treatment, and discharge for patients. /_Requirements:_/ * Knowledge of principles and practice of clinical/rehabilitation psychology, forensic psychological assessment, treatment interventions and planning, and psychological therapy techniques used in clinical practice for adult patient’s age 19 . * Ability to provide trauma-informed care to a diverse population with sensitivity to issues of culture and psychosocial context. * Talent for supervising, planning, and coordinating activities in the role of a professional psychologist with the ability to maintain good working relationships with staff, patients, and outside agencies. * Familiarity with research methods and techniques in psychology. * Understanding of fundamental types of psychological difficulties and mental disorders. * Ability to integrate and interpret results of psychological tests and make appropriate recommendations. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Record of experience and expertise in inpatient care of adult patients with serious mental illness. * Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team and with other clinicians. * Ability to recognize medical conditions and refer for appropriate care. * Thoroughness, independence, and excellent written and oral communication skills. * Competence in maintaining accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; resolve problems and conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner. * Skilled in establishing rapport and deal tactfully with persons from varied ethnic cultural, economic backgrounds, and/or under physical, emotional stress, or in stressful settings. * Ability to establish relationships with individuals, families, providers, physicians, and staff members. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency /_About Tewksbury Hospital:_/ Tewksbury Hospital operates a 370-bed facility and a campus of over 700 acres of land. Its patient care services are provided under the auspices of the Department of Public Health and Mental Health. A full range of services are provided including 24/7 Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Medicine as well as psychiatric and psychological services, a 6-chair dialysis suite, clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, nutrition, speech/language, pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation and arts, and pharmacy. The high-quality clinical environment is strictly governed by regulatory standards that mandate day to day interventions and services. /_Total Compensation:_/ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program /_Pre-Hire Process:_/ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this position please or call Human Resources at 978-851-7321. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Current and valid registration as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology. Applicants must also have at least three years of years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a Licensed Psychologist in the application of psychological principles and techniques in a recognized agency providing psychological services or treatment, of which (B) at least one year must have included supervision over Post-doctoral Psychologists-in-training and/or Psychological Assistants. Based on assignment, must meet the eligibility requirements for Designated Forensic Psychologist in 104 CMR 33.04(3)(b). Special Requirements: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Inpatient Psychologist (Psychologist IV) Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 210008PS