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JBCT Program Director & Clinician for the Solano County Jails

Company: Wellpath
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

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!"

Overview

Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed health professional, the Program Director is a licensed, Masters prepared clinician, a licensed Psychologist, or a Registered Psychological Assistant who is responsible for the oversight of the Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) program. The Program Director will provide supervision to staff, be the primary designee for communications between JBCT stakeholders (the Sheriff's Office, Department of State Hospitals (DSH), the courts, etc.), monitor program outcomes and success, and maintain Policy & Procedure adherence.

Additional Details

For Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professionals. "The Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) programs are a special collaboration between Sheriff's Offices, the CA Department of State Hospitals (DSH), and Wellpath. The purpose of the program is to offer competency restoration treatment to patients who are Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST), so that they can proceed in their court case, and move on with their lives. However, the DSH has historically long wait times and bed shortages for this treatment, resulting in longer than reasonable wait times for patients to begin treatment. Therefore, the DSH, local Sheriff's Offices, and Wellpath have partnered to deliver the program in the jails to reduce the wait times for patients to begin treatment. The JBCT programs are a "mini psychiatric state hospital" embedded within the jail, and patients receive treatment in a more timely manner than if they had to wait for a bed in the hospital. The JBCT Program treatment includes all the same things as in the DSH facilities: daily competency training groups, daily psychoeducational groups, weekly individual meetings for clinical support and educational tutoring, medication management, psychological assessment, social milieu time, incentives, and much more! Wellpath is proud of its JBCT programs, and believes that the JBCT programs embody Wellpath's mission: To Hope and Healing."

Qualifications

Education:

  • Education associated with licensure as a LMFT, LCSW, PSY/ PhD, or registration as a Psychological Assistant or related discipline

Experience:
  • One + years of experience
  • Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience

Licenses/Certifications:

  • LMFT, LCSW, PSY/ PhD, or registration as a Psychological Assistant


Compliance:
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA
  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.
Responsibilities

  • Provide general oversight and assure program compliance to align with the DSH and Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual.
  • Act as the primary designee to communicate with JBCT partners such as the DSH, Sheriff's Office and local courts.
  • Work cooperatively with the Sheriff's Office team and foster supportive relationships between staff and Sheriff's Deputies/Officers.
  • Conduct monthly audits with the support of the Administrative Assistant to guarantee program compliance and ensure all timely data deliverables and court reports.
  • Manage personnel corrective action with the assistance of the HSA/PM.
  • Lead the weekly Treatment Team meeting, review patient Treatment Plans, and provide leadership as it relates to patient admissions, transfers, discharges, etc.
  • Complete the initial DSH Screening Form for incoming patients and waitlisted patients, after reviewing the PMU commitment packet.
  • Read, approve, and sign-off of all reports and communications going to court.
  • Provide clinical support to the Clinician and Trainer, as needed.
  • Regularly attend groups within the milieu to ensure program adherence and sound delivery of clinical treatment and ensure milieu schedule adherence.
  • Coordinate IMO/ALJ processes, as needed.
  • Fill in for Clinician and/or Trainer as needed to include daily sick calls, daily or weekly psych- educational groups, daily or weekly competency educational training groups, etc.
  • Document all findings in inmate's record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and facility, as needed.
  • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Fairfield , JBCT Program Director & Clinician for the Solano County Jails, Other , Fairfield, California

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