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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Psychologist II MSU Forensic Evaluator in Kerrville, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionWould you thrive in an environment where you learn and grow personally and professionally all while helping make a positive impact on peopleand#146;s lives? Do you appreciate being around others like yourself who are dependable, trustworthy, hard workers who believe in the value of each other, teamwork, and inclusivity? HSCS is dedicated to building a diverse community atmosphere where employees feel valued, supported, and accepted while providing specialized care for Texans in need. If providing hope and healing through compassionate, innovative, and individualized care interest you, we welcome your application for the position below.The Psychologist II (Forensic Evaluator) performs advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) psychological work. The Forensic Evaluator is responsible for conducting the 46B and Chapter 55 competency evaluations, as well as violence risk assessments under 46C. Responsibilities include developing, supporting, coordinating forensic psychological activities and programs, and conducting forensic psychological assessments and psycho-legal evaluations of patientsand#146; competency to stand trial. The Forensic Evaluator provides consultation and training for staff providing forensic education services on competency restoration commitments. Supervises the work of others and graduate psychology trainees as requested. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.MSP statement: This position may also be eligible to earn additional pay for work performed on maximum security locations.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be asked to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Develops, supports, and coordinates forensic psychological activities and programs.Conducts evaluations of forensic patients on 46B/46C/Chapter 55 commitments in accordance with the HHSC State Hospital Forensic Operating Procedure and uses standardized psychological instruments to complete formal psychological testing when indicated.In collaboration with the psychology director and superintendent consults, evaluates, and guides the forensic treatment process for the inpatient psychiatric population.Provides hospital administration and recovery teams with consultation, training, and guidance on the appropriate application of forensic evaluations on competency restoration commitments and safe community discharge planning. Provides additional training on communicating with courts in a manner that facilitates discharge to the community.Provides consultation and guidance on the appropriate application of forensic-educational activities based on existing best practices and current peer-reviewed research.Provides effective expert testimony to courts regarding forensic psychological evaluations.Effectively works within defined role to reduce the use of restraint and seclusion through the implementation of strategies put forth through mission, vision, values, and training. Models interactions that reflect tr https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=589865 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.