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Psychologist 2 (PSYCHOLOGIST 2), Jail Services

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
April 01, 2024

The role of this position is to provide clinical evaluations, suicide risk assessment, psychological testing, counseling, monitoring of medication side effects under the direction of a Psychiatrist, case management, and the implementation of W&I 5150.

Apply By Date

5/15/2024; Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time

Minimum Qualifications

  • California State License (Psychologist) by the Board of Psychology
  • Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical interviewing techniques and understanding of psychological assessment; ability to quickly develop proficiency in the use the following
  • assessments: M-FAST, BPRS, SIRS-2, PAI, MMPI-2, SIMS, TOMM, and WASI
  • Thorough knowledge of DSM-5 and diagnostic criteria
  • Ability to provide consultation, interpret clinical findings and diagnosis, make recommendations regarding treatment, care and disposition
  • Knowledge and skills in the areas of individual, group, and family therapy
  • Ability to perform appropriate statistical analyses as required
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, dealings with cultural and socioeconomic diversity
  • Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating psychology
  • Practice (Tarasoff, patient confidentiality) with ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays, as scheduled and assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Psychologist experience in a jail, hospital or correctional setting highly preferred
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental health, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections highly preferred

Department Description

Adult Correctional Health, Mental Health (MH) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program provides traditional inpatient and outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located in downtown Sacramento and Elk Grove and Jail Based Competency Treatment Services for inmates found incompetent to stand trial.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $114,213 - $150,000 Annually
  • Salary Frequency: Paid Biweekly
  • Salary Grade: 158
  • Payroll Title: PSYCHOLOGIST 2
  • Number of Positions: 5
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 08
  • Location: Sacramento County Main Jail, Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center
  • Union Representation: HX
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-site


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Physical Demands and Work Environment

Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a potentially crowded, malodorous, and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and confining nature. Must be in good physical health, hear and speak well. Willingness to work under an institutional "No Hostage Policy." Ability to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department's Security Clearance. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends, as scheduled and assigned.

Special Requirements

  • * This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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