Mental Health Clinician

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lubbock, TX, USA
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time

Job Description



Mental Health Clinician


Position Description

This a responsible professional position with limited administrative and supervisory duties at the unit level. Specific duties include testing, psychological evaluation and diagnostic services as well as counseling assigned patient caseload. This position functions under the supervision of a higher level licensed psychologist, but the individual has full professional responsibility for higher actions and advice.

Org Level 7

691501 - Psych Montford Unit

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care


Psych Montford Unit

Major/Essential Functions

• Communicates direct, complete, and adequate information with outside social service and government agencies, adhering to privacy standards. Addresses problems directly with the person involved or their supervisor.
• ITP's are reviewed per policy and for release planning. Reports information regarding O/P's symptoms in context of the current DSM to corroborate diagnoses and current level of functioning so treatment teams can adjust treatment plans as needed.
• Monitors patient prior to treatment team. Required documentation is noted in the record. Meets standards for quality, quantity, and timeframes. Psychosocial evaluation and all corresponding documentation are completed per policy.
• Responds to I-60's. Responds to family calls. Completes release planning tasks in a timely manner. Manages treatment team and specialized program referrals in timely and appropriate manner.
• Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic approach. Creates and maintains positive therapeutic environment. Adheres to established guidelines for individual and group demographics, as well as for individual, psycho- educational and psychotherapeutic groups.
• Serves as patient advocate in representing the patient's right to refuse treatment in accordance with procedural hearings. Represents the declared wishes of the patient, who may be living with severe mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbances, to their viewing physicians who determine patient's need for inpatient psychiatric care. Demonstrates knowledge of the procedure for Civil Commitment Hearing.
• Documents using legible handwriting and/or appropriate forms in the EMR, professional language, supports clinical assessment with objective information/observation, and avoids jargon. Follows policy in documenting group therapy sessions, row rounds, all clinical notes (i.e. SOAP notes), treatment plans, I-60's, referrals and Civil commitment hearings.
• Serves as and demonstrates knowledge of the non-treating mental health professional's role and responsibilities in conjunction with the hearing for nonemergency compelled medication.
• Participates in committees in order to enhance or create programs at the Montford Unit. Participates in programs for staff, security, safety and support. Supervision of BSW students. Presentation or leadership in statewide or national professional organizations.

About Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas.  We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services.  TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care.  Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
• ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
• KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
• INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking 
• VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
• BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Benefits Offered
• Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
• 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
• Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
• State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
• State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
• Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
• And much more.


Required Qualifications

* Master's degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis


Pay Grade Minimum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Grade Maximum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Behav Health Care Professional



Travel Required


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