Crest Hill, Illinois   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:17998


Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Tele-Psychologist
SCHEDULE:         Part-Time
FACILITY:             Stateville NRC
LOCATION:          Crest Hill, Illinois
A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.
We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.
You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual increase
  • 40 Paid Days off Per Year
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan with 50% match
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options
Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager, provides tele-psychological services to patients receiving mental health services. Duties include assessment, consultation, liaison, and psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriate. Communicates clinical findings in writing, as well as through consultation with Mental Health Unit staff. Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.

1. Conducts psychological screening, assessment and/or evaluations on all patients referred for examination and/or treatment following IDOC format and guidelines.
2. Prepares treatment plans on all patients requiring specialized therapy.
3. Provides clinical consultation and support to services to vendor Qualified Mental Health Professionals.
4. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.
5. Serves as member or leader of the site Crisis Intervention Team. This may include:• Providing assessments and brief therapy to patients identified as experiencing a psychological/emotional crisis.
• 24 hour, on-call status for consultation in crisis situations.
• Training of Crisis Intervention Team members.
• Maintaining required crisis intervention documentation and monitoring all delivery of service to patients on crisis status.
6. Provides clinical evaluation for treatment needs of patients referred by medical, counseling, security or other facility staff.
7. Provides clinical supervision of the facility Crisis Team. This includes provision of quarterly Crisis Intervention Team training and consultation to team members on all crisis interventions. Such consultations may be carried out by phone during off duty hours.
8. Provides crisis intervention counseling, brief therapy and group therapy as indicated for site individuals in custody.
9. Provide consultation to site staff and administration on the treatment of specific patients or pertaining to broader site program issues impacting the mental health of staff and patients.
10. Completes comprehensive psychosocial history on each admission to the Mental Health Unit.
11. Provides individual and group therapy for patients identified through evaluation or referred by other Qualified Mental Health Professionals.
12. Administers, scores and interprets objective and projective psychological testing in appropriate cases.
13. Conducts discharge planning for seriously mentally ill patients returning to the community in the absence of a Clinical Social Worker.
14. Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies and procedures.
15. Contributes to Mental Health Unit development and evaluation.
16. Conducts staff training and development and assists in the design of treatment techniques, interventions and programs.
17. Participates in and conducts in-service programs; assists in orientation of new staff, provides staff training to facility personnel on mental health issues including the function of the Crisis Intervention Team and how to access its services.
18. Monitors the provision of crisis services to include review of documentation for accuracy, completeness, and fulfillment of site directives and procedures.
19. Coordinates closely with the site consulting psychiatrist to ensure patients requiring evaluation for medication or re-evaluation of current medications are seen by the psychiatrist/physician in a timely manner and the psychiatrist is aware of any information pertinent to the patient’s clinical condition.
20. Monitors the clinical condition and treatment of special patient populations (e.g., Guilty but Mentally Ill, Developmentally Disabled, Seriously Mentally Ill) as determined necessary by the ADs or local policy (site’s institutional directives).
21. Maintains documentation on all mental health contacts to include submission of a monthly summary report to the IDOC Chief of Mental Health Services and/or Wexford Health Sources representatives as required or requested.
22. Where applicable, provides services for those patients who need to be transferred to Mental Health facilities. Services to include any work-up or court hearing testimony needed.
23. Where applicable, participates in the treatment programming and planning, discussion of problem cases, follow up and monitoring of medication and general psychiatric input.
24. Provides mental health services in compliance with all Administrative Directives and Departmental Rules.
25. Provides staff training in areas related to mental health issues such as signs and symptoms of mental illness, management of mentally ill patients, crisis intervention and related topics.
26. Participates in Behavioral Health Grand Rounds as directed.
Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other duties as required or assigned.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: Current license in the State of Illinois as Clinical Psychologist.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification required if on-site—Accepted: 

  • American Red Cross  
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Safety and Health Institute 

EDUCATION: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

  • Experience in working in a clinical setting as a psychologist or licensed mental health professional.
  • Prior experience with use of electronic medical record system.




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