Mental Health Clinician

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Plainview, Texas
  • May 13, 2022
Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

This a responsible professional position with limited administrative and supervisory duties at the unit level. Specific duties include testing, psychological evaluation and diagnostic services as well as counseling assigned patient caseload. This position functions under the supervision of a higher level licensed psychologist, but the individual has full professional responsibility for higher actions and advice.

Major/Essential Functions

• Detection of severe mental illness in all inmate interaction.
• Inmate Risk Management
• General O/P management of severely mental ill and at-risk inmate.
• Process referrals to medical and mental health providers
• Correct and thorough completion of all types of clinical interviews. Completes all daily documentation by the close of business each day.
• Reports OPI and inmate threats to others to security as instructed by Safe Prisons Plan.
• Processes releases from MHO or release from referral to BHF.
• Assessments written based upon balanced clinical judgment.
• Effectively prioritizing job duties while maintaining risk management as a priority. Maintains monthly productivity numbers as set by Behavioral Health Management Team.
• Follows all TDCJ Health Services, ACA, TTUHSC policies and procedures and Outpatient Behavioral Health guidelines.
• Professional growth, development and utilization of supervision.
• Professionally completes other unit specific tasks. Including Suicide Prevention Screener and Mental health Chain in reminders.
• Performs a variety of marginal duties to be determined and assigned by the Regional Manager, Senior Director of Outpatient Services, direct Supervisor, local Administrator, or designees.
• Conducts telehealth clinics as assigned by direct Supervisor or Senior Director of Outpatient Services
• Ensure all Inmate/Patient reminders are accurate.

About Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas. We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services. TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care. Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
• ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
• KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
• INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
• VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
• BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Benefits Offered
• Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
• 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
• Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
• State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
• State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
• Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
• And much more.

Required Qualifications

* Master’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications

The Applicant may have a Master's and a licensure as an LPC or LMFT or Ph.D. in Psychology. Also, an Applicant may have a LMSW or LCSW.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Address

Plainview, Texas United States View Map