Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Neuropsychologist (40 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220803-6587FP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Are you looking for a role that can make daily impact on the lives of others? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team!

We, at DMHAS's Whiting Forensic Hospital, are seeking an experienced and qualified individual to join us as a Clinical Neuropsychologist (PCN 134209). This position is a full time, forty (40) hour per week, first shift role. The work schedule will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a hazardous duty position.

DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Conduct evaluations and consultations to teams on complex assessment cases or those which there may be a neurological, neuropsychological, or neurobehavioral component requiring specialized Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Meet with clinical teams consisting of: psychiatrists, psychologists, unit staff and forensic services, to provide consultation and education related to patient management needs for cases in which there may be a neurobehavioral or neurological component.
  • Provide clinical consultation and supervision on assessment, evaluations, recommendations, and accommodations to hospital psychologists, trainees, and interdisciplinary staff involved in evaluations
  • Provide administrative and clinical supervision of Dutcher Restoration Service (DRS) Psychologists
  • Help plan and implement hospital educational needs, providing and coordinating both inter and intradepartmental trainings on assessment, neurocognitive, neurobehavioral issues or interventions, as well as broader psychology issues
Our hospital is easily accessible, right off of Route 9, located at 70 O'Brien Drive, in Middletown. Whiting Forensic Hospital specializes in providing inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The hospital consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds. Services are provided to individuals who are admitted under the following categories: Psychiatric Security Review Board commitment, Criminal court order for restoration of competency to stand trial, Civil commitment (voluntary or involuntary) and Transfer from the Department of Correction (during period of incarceration or at end of sentence). Discharge options are dependent on legal status and the purpose of admission. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility, this class is accountable for providing neuropsychological assessment and treatment to clients of the facility or program, as well as consultation to professional staff regarding evaluation, management, and treatment of individuals with suspected or confirmed neurological or neurobehavioral conditions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, develops, implements and coordinates neuropsychological services program; determines priorities and plans program work; conducts assessments, treatments, evaluations and consultations on complex assessment cases or those which there may be a neurological, neuropsychological, or neurobehavioral component requiring specialized neuropsychological evaluations; acts as a liaison with clinical teams, psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care providers, and unit staff to convey recommendations and provide education related to specific patient assessment or management needs; may develop and provide individualized and/or group cognitive remediation services; may provide training, education and clinical supervision to program/facility psychologists, interns, and other staff members; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of neuropsychological assessment, including choosing and administering procedures and instruments, interpreting and reporting findings, and developing related recommendations and treatment plans; considerable diagnostic knowledge of neurological and neurobehavioral disorders; considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology and the intersection between psychiatric and neurological factors; considerable knowledge of psychological research design, data analysis and application of results; considerable interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; considerable teaching ability; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Doctorate degree in clinical psychology and three (3) years of post-doctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology in Connecticut. Any person employed by the State of Connecticut prior to July 1, 1985 with a title in the psychology series of the classified services shall be exempt from the above licensure requirements pursuant to Public Act 613, Section 119(c). For certain positions, the appointing authority may require State licensure.  
  2. Incumbents in this class must have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) approved internship, including a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology; or have obtained board certification (or proof of current eligibility for board certification) in Neuropsychology (through the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP-ABCN) or American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN)).  
  3. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f). 
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language. 
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.