Job Description

Extended Job Title
Mental Health Clinician

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691501 - Psych Montford Unit

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.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Communicates direct, complete, and adequate information with outside social service and government agencies, adhering to privacy standards. Communicates with patients' family members as needed/permitted .Addresses problems directly with the person involved or their supervisor. Receives and is open to constructive feedback. Seeks feedback to improve clinical practice and safety.

ITP's are reviewed per policy and for release planning. Reports information regarding O/P’s symptoms in context of the current DSM to corroborate diagnoses and current level of functioning so treatment teams can adjust treatment plans as needed.

Monitors patient prior to tx team. Required documentation is noted in the record. Meets standards for quality, quantity, and timeframes. Conducts patient interview on or before the 10th work day after admission. Psychosocial evaluation and all corresponding documentation are completed per policy. Adheres to clinical and security procedures when conducting interviews.
Responds to I-60's. Responds to family calls. Completes release planning tasks in a timely manner. Manages treatment team and specialized program referrals in timely and appropriate manner.
Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic approach. Creates and maintains positive therapeutic environment. Maintains professional, therapeutic boundaries. Adheres to established guidelines for individual and group demographics, as well as for individual, psycho- educational and psychotherapeutic groups.
Serves as patient advocate in representing the patient's right to refuse treatment in accordance with procedural hearings. Represents the declared wishes of the patient, who may be living with severe mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbances, to there viewing physicians who determine patient's need for inpatient psychiatric care. Demonstrates knowledge of the procedure for Civil Commitment Hearing. Documentation for each hearing is completed according to the policy.
Documents using legible handwriting and/or appropriate forms in the EMR, professional language, supports clinical assessment with objective information/observation, and avoids jargon. Follows policy in documenting group therapy sessions, row rounds, all clinical notes (i.e. SOAP notes), treatment plans, I-60’s, referrals and Civil commitment hearings.
Serves as and demonstrates knowledge of the non treating mental health professional's role and responsibilities in conjunction with the hearing for nonemergency compelled medication.
Attends required training as set by TTUHSC, TDCJ and TSBSWE.
Demonstrates effective use of the Electronic Medical Record, Microsoft Office, TDCJ Host on Demand and programs/operations utilized by MHC and TTUHSC.
Participates in committees in order to enhance or create programs at the Montford Unit. Participates in programs for staff, security, safety and support. Supervision of BSW students. Presentation or leadership in statewide or national professional organizations. Presentations for classes at local universities. Serves as certified spanish speaking interpretor if TDCJ certification is secured.
This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking.
nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
create and deliver positive defining moments


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Employee is able to interact with people of all cultures, social economic backgrounds and educational levels. Understands
and recognizes psychological, emotional and physical boundaries and practices in accordance with that knowledge and
understanding. Is able to work in accordance with the standards of TTUHSC,MHC, TDCJ and TSBSWE. Verbal and
written communication is effective in the completion of clinical and administrative job tasks. Demonstrates an interest
and ability to build upon existing skills and knowledge to enhance their professional growth and development, i.e. by
accepting and using constructive criticism, seeking out training opportunities, etc.

Has experience working with people who are mentally ill. . Is able to effectively
communicate in writing and verbally. Is capable of working on several tasks simultaneously and does so according to
designated time frames and level of importance. Two years experience as a mental health clinician.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

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.

Job Group
Behav Health Care Professional

Occasional Duties
As assigned by supervisor.

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
* Employer paid liability insurance for all licensed employees.
* And much more.


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.

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

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