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Mental Health Provider

Posted: 01/09/2022

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs psychological evaluation on detainee/inmate population for mental, emotional and
behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent. Determines the
appropriate course of treatment.
Evaluates detainees/inmates mental status as to the need for transfer.
Provides psychotherapy counseling to treat illness or distress.
Possesses a complete awareness of psychotropic medications, but cannot prescribe.
Instructs staff and officers in suicide identification and subsequent prevention techniques.
Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required. Performs and
trains staff on crisis intervention techniques.
Performs administrative duties in keeping accurate records of detainee/inmate contact,
documenting all services provided, filling out required reports and analyses as required.
Consults with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed for the proper health care needs of the
detainee/inmate.
Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
Master's degree in behavioral sciences or related field required.

 Must hold a current license or certification (where applicable) to practice in the state in
which the facility is located is required. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the
facility at all times.

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