Posted on: November 26, 2022
Do important work every day and be a change maker in the system,
contributing in a meaningful way. Must be a DFP, DFP candidate, or
DFP candidate eligible.
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
About this role:
The Forensic Psychologist performs court ordered evaluations,
commitment and recommitment evaluations pursuant to the provisions
of G.L. c. 123. He/she evaluates individuals with suspected mental
health difficulties often around issues of Competence to Stand
Trial (CST) or Criminal Responsibility (CR), aid-in-sentencing, and
civil commitment related to mental illness.
What you bring to the table:
Ph.D. or Psy. D. in psychology from an accredited university.
Three years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital or
correctional facility is preferred.
Current license as a Psychologist in Massachusetts
Designated Forensic Psychologist (DFP) or working towards becoming
What you will do:
Performs court ordered evaluations, commitment and recommitment
evaluations pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 123.
Evaluates individuals with suspected mental health difficulties
often around issues of Competence to Stand Trial (CST) or Criminal
Responsibility (CR), aid-in-sentencing, and civil commitment
related to mental illness.
Conducts inpatient examinations of defendants on issues primarily
pertaining to CST and CR and coordinates with inpatient treatment
teams and the courts.
Completes other forensic evaluations that include competence to
stand trial updates and Independent Forensic Risk Assessments,
which consist of risk assessment evaluations.
Supervises and trains psychology students, provides training and
education to the rest of the clinical team as needed.
Provides expert testimony to the court.
Completes thorough, accurate, and timely documentation of
evaluations that are consistent with professional standards and
Makes psychological and commitment decisions that are sound,
culturally sensitive, and based in empirical evidence and
consistent with forensic best practices.
Exhibits excellent time management and professional communication
Acts as a consultant on forensic issues to the hospital as needed,
and engages in the professional development of forensic staff and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
Our investment in you:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
Time off & leave benefits
Perks and discounts
And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/%60567109%
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