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CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF ACPTC

  • 508026
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of approximately 500 million dollars and workforce of approximately 1,550 employees. Visit our website at http://www.azdhs.gov

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located at 24th Street and Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hospital operates twenty-four (24) hours per day, three hundred sixty-five (365) days per year. ASH operates two separately licensed hospitals on the campus which provide long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans who have been court-ordered to receive psychiatric treatment, through either the civil or criminal process. We focus on providing care to those who need longer treatment to achieve goals which could not be met with local treatment.

Our Civil Hospital provides care to those individuals who have been determined by the courts to require treatment pursuant to our civil commitment statutes. Often, these individuals have received extensive local treatment before coming here. Our Forensic Hospital serves as the secure facility for those who have been determined by the court to either receive restoration to competency treatment or who have been found to be guilty expect insane for a violent offense.

Co-located on our 93-acre campus is the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC). ACPTC is the only state facility (and one of only 20 nationwide) that actively treats individuals who have been court-ordered to receive treatment for their sexual offenses. This program is licensed as a Behavioral Health Specialized Transitional Facility and is managed by the same Executive Team that manages the hospitals.

The Hospital's mission, which guides all that we do, is to “Provide evidence-based, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed care to the individuals receiving care in order to facilitate their successful transition to the least restrictive alternative possible.” We provide state-of-the-art inpatient and residential psychiatric care in an environment of dignity and respect. Interdisciplinary care in all programs is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.

Our hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC), and our civil hospital is also certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). All our facilities are licensed through the Arizona Division of Licensing Services.

Clinical Director of ACPTC

Arizona State Hospital

Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $90,000 

Grade: 25

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

The Clinical Director may serve as department head in the absence of the hospital Psychology Administrator or as the Acting Director of ACPTC in the absence of the Director of ACPTC. This position directs all psychological services provided in the ACPTC; consults with administrators of other disciplines, develops and revises treatment and educational programs; determines and sets goals and requirements; participates in development of policies; serves on a variety of committees; writes reports, memorandums and correspondences. This position oversees and provides therapeutic interventions and assessment services to residents; may provide consultation services to hospital staff; supervises staff that may include psychologists, therapists, social workers, rehabilitation staff, interns and students; assigns work, schedules staff, approves leave and completes performance appraisals; recommends staff hires, disciplinary actions and dismissals; provides assistance and direction in the treatment planning process and consultation to colleagues in the implementation of treatment; supervises and provides educational training for multidisciplinary students; ensures staff maintain competencies. The Clinical Director reads and studies professional literature and informational material in order to increase and expand knowledge base as an administrator; such material deals with theoretical or conceptual bases of knowledge in the specified field of psychosexual treatment services as well as concentrating on techniques of leadership in the field of psychology, and ensures compliance with all licensing requirements related to psychology. The position performs related work and other duties as required.

Job Duties:

− Directs all psychological services provided in the ACPTC; consults with administrators of other disciplines, develops and revises treatment and educational programs; determines and sets goals and requirements; writes reports, memorandums and correspondences.
− Supervision of staff that may include psychologists, therapists, social workers, rehabilitation staff, interns and students; this includes assigning work, staff schedules, approves leave and completes performance appraisals; recommends staff hires, and disciplinary actions. Ensures staff maintain competencies.
− Develops and revises treatment and educational programs. Consults with and/or trains other staff regarding cases, treatment and treatment planning, diagnoses, and prioritizing of treatment goals.
− Interviews, administers, and interprets psychological tests, and writes reports setting forth diagnostic impressions, prognoses, and treatment approaches (may also assign others to complete these tasks).
− Participates in development of policies; serves on a variety of committees; Ensures compliance with all licensing requirements related to psychology.
− Reads and studies professional literature and informational material in order to increase and expand knowledge base as an administrator; such material deals with theoretical or conceptual bases of knowledge in the specified field of psychosexual treatment services as well as concentrating on techniques of leadership in the field of psychology. Ensures compliance with all licensing requirements related to psychology.
− Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
− Requires knowledge of administration/management principles and program management.
− Varied medical/psychiatric conditions and effective treatment interventions.
− Utilization of psychological evaluation and testing procedures.
− Laws, statutes, rules and regulations relating to psychological treatment services for an institutional setting and specifically for ACPTC, providing treatment for civilly committed Sexually Violent Persons.
− Policies and procedures relating to the operation of the ACPTC.
− Internal, community and national standards of psychological treatment and practices, and psychosexual treatment specific to the population ACPTC serves.
− Methods and techniques and psychological and psychosexual assessment.
− Human relations and behavior; internal, community and national standards of psychological treatment and
psychological practices.

Skill In:
− Effective oral and written communication.
− Assessing, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric patients and their families.
− Supervising and managing people.
− Leadership and interpersonal relations.
− Analysis and solution to administrative-level problems specific ACPTC.
− Assessment and evaluation of psychological and psychosexual treatment/service programs.
− Development of methodology and approach to improve the quality of care and training specific to the ACPTC.

Ability to:
− Organize and plan a variety of tasks (i.e., training, planning and implementing treatment and assessment procedures).
− Maintain effective working relationships with staff.
− Supervise and provide clinical and technical oversight/evaluation of professional and paraprofessional staff.
− Coordinate psychological treatment activities with other agency and hospital programs.
− Provide competent diagnosis, care and treatment for mentally ill individuals in the area of psychological services.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:
− At least 1 year of experience supervising junior psychology/social work/allied health professionals. At least 1 year of experience as a practicing psychologist. Exposure to forensic psychiatry/psychology patients.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

− Requires possession of and ability to retain a current license as a Psychologist in Arizona as issued by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. PhD or PsyD Required.

− Required within 30 calendar days of appointment: must be eligible and apply to the State Board of Psychologist Examiners for certification as a psychologist in the State of Arizona. Must receive certification by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners within one year of appointment. Required for continuing employment: must receive an affirmative evaluation of credentials by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners within 90 calendar days after appointment.

- A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.

Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 220-6462. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.