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Psychologist I - CMHHIP - Pueblo

  • ... Pueblo, Colorado, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 115596 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Psychologist I - CMHHIP - Pueblo   

JOB TITLE:

Psychologist I - CMHHIP - Pueblo

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Pueblo Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Department Information

This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
This announcement is open to potential candidates who are legal residents of the United States.
All legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply and compete.
If appointed to a position, applicants from outside of Colorado will be required to relocate to Colorado prior to their start date, at their own expense.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP)
As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP) is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner.


CMHHIP is a 24 hour behavioral health acute care facility that is intended to provide a safe, secure, and therapeutic setting for patients with both psychiatric and medical issues.
The services provided include evaluation and treatment for patients who are severely mentally ill, and the goal of this facility is to return patients to their optimal level of functioning and assist them in returning to the community as appropriate.

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CDHSCareers

Description of Job

The Psychologist I will provide mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with psychological and emotional disorders.
This position may offer individualized or group therapy, counseling, and other evidence-based interventions to help the patients cope with their conditions, improve their mental well-being, and support their recovery.
This position will also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans and ensure the overall well-being of patients admitted to CMHHIP.
This position may be assigned to a specific unit or location or may be assigned to care on a referral-based services model, or both.


Additionally as a Psychologist I you can expect to:


  • Provide evaluation, direct treatment, behavioral planning and support to unit treatment programming, either while assigned to a specific unit, or on a case by case referral-based model or both, within the guidance of CMHHIP policies and procedure and practice standards
  • Provide scheduled, structured treatment to include group and individual therapy within the context of specialized treatment programs such as Trauma Informed Care, Addictions Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Functional Behavior Analysis & Programming, or other treatment modalities found to be efficacious with patients with serious mental illness.
    Referrals may be for consultation and recommendations or may require longer-term interventions performed by this position
  • Participate in department and CMHHIP committees and meetings as assigned.
    It is expected for this position to model and reinforce effective interpersonal skills
  • Provide unstructured coaching on the unit as needed; when available, assist clinical team in providing unit coverage, modeling of interventions, clinical consultation, and group coverage as needed
  • Provide ongoing development, implementation, and monitoring of Program Policy.
  • Function as a leader by providing weekly clinical education and case consultation during Team Meeting or other appropriate formats such as weekly Program Meeting.
  • Model the philosophy and treatment interventions as outlined in Recovery Model and Motivational Interviewing principals
  • Maintain treatment program fidelity and effectiveness by adhering to Policy and Procedures
  • Provide consultation to ITP group leaders, Forensic evaluators, and treatment team members regarding progress of residents in ITP programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education/Licensure/Certification/Experience:


  • Current, valid licensure as a Psychologist from the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners

AND
  • One (1) year of experience as a licensed psychologist or permitted psychologist candidate

No Substitutions

Special Qualification:

Candidates must hold Doctoral degree (Ph.
D.
or Psy.
D.
) in Clinical Psychology from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a clinical or psychiatric healthcare setting
  • Specialization in a specific area of clinical psychology (e.
    g.
    , adolescent or gerontological psychology, trauma therapy, neuropsychology)
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based therapeutic techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity in working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and ethical practice
Conditions of Employment:
  • CBI name check and fingerprint check, ICON Colorado court database, Medicare fraud database, Reference Checks, Professional License verification (licensure requirements), Drug Screen, PREA (Division of Youth Services), Trails check (direct contact with children), CAPS (direct contact with adults Mental Health Institutes, Regional Centers, Veterans Community Living Centers)
  • This position is subject to a credentialing process and is expected to submit the credentials application initially as part of the hiring process, and prior to the expiration of the appointment for consideration for ongoing credentialing.
    Re-credentialing occurs initially after one year, then biennially thereafter
  • Must maintain professional license in good-standing with DORA
  • Maintain clinical performance within the scope of practice for licensed psychologists with demonstrated competency of practice
  • Must adhere to expectations and processes set forth in CMHHIP policy, regulations and by-laws
  • Must obtain and maintain clinical privileges with the medical staff at CMHHIP
  • Shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or any time after hospitalization, even if the patient requests or initiates such a relationship.
    All relationships with current or former patients must be disclosed on your application
  • Successfully pass all modules of the CMHHIP New Employee Orientation core curriculum to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety
  • Has direct contact with patients, frequently 1:1; works in situations involving assaultive behavior - Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language; effectively and fluently communicates in English, both verbally and in writing
  • 2-step TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire
  • Annual mandatory influenza vaccination

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.
personnelboard@state.
co.
us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.
866.
5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.
colorado.
gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply

The Assessment Process
For additional recruiting questions, please contact joel.
drahos@state.
co
.
us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).
Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado.
In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.
    copera.
    org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
    For more
information, go to https://www.
colorado.
gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services.
Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.
co.
us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

115596 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709421949-b5211e0d57b1ad6f96f4323186b24301

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Pueblo

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Department Information

This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado. This announcement is open to potential candidates who are legal residents of the United States. All legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply and compete. If appointed to a position, applicants from outside of Colorado will be required to relocate to Colorado prior to their start date, at their own expense.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP)
As a cornerstone of the Pueblo community for over a century, Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP) is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner.

CMHHIP is a 24 hour behavioral health acute care facility that is intended to provide a safe, secure, and therapeutic setting for patients with both psychiatric and medical issues. The services provided include evaluation and treatment for patients who are severely mentally ill, and the goal of this facility is to return patients to their optimal level of functioning and assist them in returning to the community as appropriate.

Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events!
CDHSCareers

Description of Job

The Psychologist I will provide mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with psychological and emotional disorders. This position may offer individualized or group therapy, counseling, and other evidence-based interventions to help the patients cope with their conditions, improve their mental well-being, and support their recovery. This position will also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans and ensure the overall well-being of patients admitted to CMHHIP. This position may be assigned to a specific unit or location or may be assigned to care on a referral-based services model, or both.

Additionally as a Psychologist I you can expect to:


  • Provide evaluation, direct treatment, behavioral planning and support to unit treatment programming, either while assigned to a specific unit, or on a case by case referral-based model or both, within the guidance of CMHHIP policies and procedure and practice standards
  • Provide scheduled, structured treatment to include group and individual therapy within the context of specialized treatment programs such as Trauma Informed Care, Addictions Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Functional Behavior Analysis & Programming, or other treatment modalities found to be efficacious with patients with serious mental illness. Referrals may be for consultation and recommendations or may require longer-term interventions performed by this position
  • Participate in department and CMHHIP committees and meetings as assigned. It is expected for this position to model and reinforce effective interpersonal skills
  • Provide unstructured coaching on the unit as needed; when available, assist clinical team in providing unit coverage, modeling of interventions, clinical consultation, and group coverage as needed
  • Provide ongoing development, implementation, and monitoring of Program Policy.
  • Function as a leader by providing weekly clinical education and case consultation during Team Meeting or other appropriate formats such as weekly Program Meeting.
  • Model the philosophy and treatment interventions as outlined in Recovery Model and Motivational Interviewing principals
  • Maintain treatment program fidelity and effectiveness by adhering to Policy and Procedures
  • Provide consultation to ITP group leaders, Forensic evaluators, and treatment team members regarding progress of residents in ITP programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Education/Licensure/Certification/Experience:


  • Current, valid licensure as a Psychologist from the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners

AND
  • One (1) year of experience as a licensed psychologist or permitted psychologist candidate

No Substitutions

Special Qualification:

Candidates must hold Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a clinical or psychiatric healthcare setting
  • Specialization in a specific area of clinical psychology (e.g., adolescent or gerontological psychology, trauma therapy, neuropsychology)
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based therapeutic techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Cultural competence and sensitivity in working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and ethical practice
Conditions of Employment:
  • CBI name check and fingerprint check, ICON Colorado court database, Medicare fraud database, Reference Checks, Professional License verification (licensure requirements), Drug Screen, PREA (Division of Youth Services), Trails check (direct contact with children), CAPS (direct contact with adults Mental Health Institutes, Regional Centers, Veterans Community Living Centers)
  • This position is subject to a credentialing process and is expected to submit the credentials application initially as part of the hiring process, and prior to the expiration of the appointment for consideration for ongoing credentialing. Re-credentialing occurs initially after one year, then biennially thereafter
  • Must maintain professional license in good-standing with DORA
  • Maintain clinical performance within the scope of practice for licensed psychologists with demonstrated competency of practice
  • Must adhere to expectations and processes set forth in CMHHIP policy, regulations and by-laws
  • Must obtain and maintain clinical privileges with the medical staff at CMHHIP
  • Shall not initiate or engage in sexual, social, personal or financial relationships with patients either during or any time after hospitalization, even if the patient requests or initiates such a relationship. All relationships with current or former patients must be disclosed on your application
  • Successfully pass all modules of the CMHHIP New Employee Orientation core curriculum to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety
  • Has direct contact with patients, frequently 1:1; works in situations involving assaultive behavior - Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language; effectively and fluently communicates in English, both verbally and in writing
  • 2-step TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire
  • Annual mandatory influenza vaccination

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply

The Assessment Process
For additional recruiting questions, please contact joel.drahos@state.co.us

About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • BenefitHub state employee discount program
  • Employee Wellness program
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions


  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


ADAA Accommodations:
CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~

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