UC Davis Health System Psychologist II (Forensic) Job Opening

UC Davis Health System Psychologist II (Forensic) Job Opening

Psychologist II  (Forensic)

Final Filing Date:  Open Until Filled

Salary Ranges:   $3,559.20 – $4,697.60, Bi-weekly

Position Information:

This is a 100% full-time career position as a Psychologist II in UC Davis Health System, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, located in Elk Grove at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. This position has working hours of Monday through Friday from 8AM – 4:30PM.

This classification is represented by a union.


Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. JPS is implementing a Jail Based Competency Treatment Program (JBCT) to serve inmates charged with felony crimes and deemed incompetent to stand trial by the court (PC 1370).  The psychologist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing JBCT services to inmates.  The JBCT program will be administered on-site at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove.


  • Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and California State License by the Board of Psychology.
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical interviewing techniques including proficiency in the use of the GCCT, ECST-R, CAI-R, M-FAST, BPRS, SIRS-2, WRAT4, GAP, RBANS, MacCAT-CA, CAST-MR, PAI, MMPI-2, SIMS, TOMM, PCL-R, COVR, WASI and ILK; thorough knowledge of DSM-5 and diagnositc criteria.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, theories, techniques and evidence-based practices used in the treatment of adults.
  • Principles, techniques and trends in psychology with particular reference to normal and disordered behavior, human development, learning, individual differences, adaptation, and social interaction.
  • Ability to provide consultation, interpret clinical findings and diagnosis, make recommendations regarding treatment, care and disposition.
  • Ability to perform appropriate statistical analyses as required.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer software and electronic medical records is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal, written and listening.
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health practice (e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.).
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead and meet deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work.
  • Ability to successfully manage conflict.
  • Ability to apply cultural competency standards to clinical care.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of suicidal behavior, the ability to assess lethality, and the ability to develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and guidelines for providing psychiatric services including the appropriate use of 5150.
  • Knowledge of custody setting, issues, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of criminal justice system, including workings of judicial system, state hospital system, forensic mental health networks, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections.
  • Skills, knowledge and ability to support the policies and procedures of Jail Psychiatric Services and of UC Davis Health System.

Special Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology and a valid California State License by the Board of Psychology.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department’s Security Clearance.
  • Willingness to work under an institutional “No Hostage Policy.”
  • Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions.
  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation.
  • This is not an H1B opportunity.

To submit an on-line application visit:


Job ID 041943

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