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TEMPORARY/RELIEF PSYCHOLOGISTS SERVICES FOR MENTALLY DISORDERED OFFENDER (MDO) PROGRAM – SERVICE REQUIREMENTSProvider recognizes that the CDCR/CCHCS acts in a fiduciary capacity to the State of California and that this fiduciary duty extends to the provision and management of mental healthcare services for the CDCRpatients (“Patients”) of the State of California. To assist CDCR/CCHCS in its exercise of this duty, Provider shall provide high quality services, consistent with the terms and conditions under this Agreement and consistent with established and commonly accepted standards and principals of medical practice.1. PROVIDER’S RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the direction of the Senior Psychologist, Supervisor, and/or the regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Chief of Mental Health (CME) or designee, the Provider provides clinical support and evaluations of Patients in the determination of whether they meet criteria as a Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO). The MDO Program supports Mental Health Services Delivery System (MHSDS) treatment programs by dedicating clinical staff or Penal Code 2960 through 2981 mandated MDO Evaluations. Substantial travel is required.Provider shall provide services as permitted within the scope of practice for Psychologists performing MDO Program services, in accordance with Institution policies and procedures.Duties/Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:Conduct mental health evaluations including, but not limited to, MDO (PC 2962), by following a standardized evaluation format and include in the MDO evaluation, specific data to meet MDO evaluation requirements, and apply the date found in reviewed documents and received from their clinical interview of the Patients to form a professional opinion, if MDO criteria are met or not, in the MDO evaluation, and comply with the administrative procedures and time frames of MDO evaluation and chrono submissions.Review inmate central files and health records at institutions to obtain comprehensive background information regarding criminal and mental health histories; conduct forensic mental healthexaminations of Patients for the purpose of determining Patient’s level of dangerousness and theneed for Patient mental health treatment. Prepare initial mental health evaluation reports, either bydictation or in written form, based on review of Patient’s records and direct examinations of Patient;transcribes reports into final form; reviews and confirms final reports for correctness and accuracy.Attend training on mental health evaluation processes and procedures and participate in relevant consultations with Senior Psychologist.Understand that his or her work will be monitored and, at times, be observed by the Senior Supervising Psychologist.As needed, attend court hearings regarding these Patient reports and clinical determinations to provide additional clinical clarification; and provide other related information as may be required to assist the Court Certificate Hearings process.Expected to work effectively and cooperatively with staff from all classifications in order to enhance the quality of professional working relationships.Maintains order and supervises conduct of persons committed to the correctional facility in order to prevent escapes or injury by these persons to themselves or others.Comprehends and adheres to the State of California and CDCR law, regulations, policies, andprocedures regarding the Patient’s confidentiality, written and electronic medical record documentation and the release of Patient records.When conditions are suspected, adheres to mandated reporting requirements regarding State of California Psychologists such as reported child abuse, elder abuse, danger to self or other; Tarasoff reporting and other confidentiality mandates.Receive MDO evaluation referrals from Correctional Counselors, Classification & Parole Representatives, or Senior Supervising Psychologist.Shall respond to such referrals within 24 hours of the referral being made.Shall electronically submit final reports to the Correctional Counselors and Classification & Parole Representatives who made the referral, with copies to the Senior Supervising Psychologist and the Division of Health Care Services (DHCS) MDO Unit.At the end of teach month, shall submit a list of all of the Patients seen to DHCS MDO Unit using the Mentally Disordered Offender Tracking System (MDOTS) format that shall be provided to Provider.Submit invoices as required by CDCR.Shall not bring students or other persons to observe or participate in the MDO evaluations.2. PROVIDER QUALIFICATIONSA. Providers assigned to CDCR must have the minimum experienced outlined below:1. Psychologist: Minimum of twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years performing services similar in scope to those defined herein, in a public or private institution. internship does not count towards the required experience.2. All Providers must have the required licenses, permits, and/or certifications as stated below and as required by law.3. Patient healthcare is of paramount importance. Accuracy in communications is critical to ensure timely, correct care is provided. Therefore any Provider providing services through this Agreement must be proficient in the English language and be able to communicate effectively with CCHCS/CDCR. All Providers must be able to speak, understand oral and written communication, and write effectively, in the English language. Any Provider who fails to meet the minimum qualifications shall not be permitted to perform service. After notification of failure to meet minimum qualifications has been provided, CCHCS/CDCR shall not pay for Provider’s services for hours worked by the Provider identified as not meeting the minimum qualifications3. LICENSES, PERMITS, CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS, TRAININGEach Provider shall have been trained by CDCR within the previous 12 months on how to write MDO evaluations. Those who have not received this training within the previous 12 months shall receive this approximately two-hour-long training before they begin evaluating patients. This training, whichshall be given by a Senior Supervising Psychologist, may be given as a webinar. Provider shall receive no payment for this training.Each Provider shall have conducted MDO evaluations for the State of California within the last five years.Each Provider shall possess and maintain throughout the term of this Agreement, a current and valid license, issued by the California Board of Psychology, in order to perform services in the State of California.Provider shall provide copies of any required license(s), permits, and/or certification(s) to be kept inContractor’s web-based system throughout the term of this Agreement. Provider shall ensure that all required licenses, permits, certifications and any other requirements outlined herein are current and in effect at all times during the term of this Agreement.In the event the required licenses, permits, and/or certifications are to expire, Provider shall provide current/renewed license(s), permit(s) and/or certification(s) to CCHCS/CDCR not less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to their expiration. If, during the course of this Agreement, any of the licenses and/or requirements are found to be inactive or not in compliance, CCHCS/CDCR maywithhold payment for services rendered during the expiration period and/or Contractor may immediately terminate this Agreement.Providers shall have no current or unresolved adverse actions against them by the State licensing authorities. CCHCS/CDCR may, at its discretion, verify the current status of Providers assigned to provide MDO Services.

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Experience (years): Unspecified
Job Location: Represa, CA USA
Job Location Zip/Postal Code 95671
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Post Date: 01/13/2021 / Viewed 0 times
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