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Mental Health Clinician - Ferguson Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Midway
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).


Responsible for providing mental health evaluation and therapeutic intervention to patients. Works under the supervision of a Psychologist, Mental Health Manager and/or Program Director.


  • Contributes to the success of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care operation.
  • Interviews, evaluates and diagnoses patients identified as having mental health needs.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy and crisis intervention.
  • Develops, implements and reviews Individual Treatment Plans.
  • Assists with training and education of mental health, medical and other staff.
  • Assists in the implementation of Quality Improvement/Quality Management (QI/QM) programs and the monitoring of compliance with required policies, procedures and standards.
  • Provides routine consultation and communication with supervisor and/or attending psychiatric provider regarding the status of assigned patients.
  • Completes clinically appropriate and timely documentation.
  • Liaises with patient, patient families, on-site departments and community agencies to coordinate current treatment and/or facilitate aftercare services.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Standard office equipment.


Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.


Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, or Social Worker.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, College Station , Mental Health Clinician - Ferguson Unit, Other , Midway, Texas

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