Posted in Other 19 days ago.
STG International is seeking qualified candidates for the Psychologist position to work full-time providing health care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.
The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations
(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States
Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors
comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.
IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
IHSC's mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of
ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized
correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to
providing healthcare services to protect the nation's health, reduce global disease and provide
medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and
removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to
ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous
surveillance and monitoring activities.
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
1.Strong oral and written communication skills.
2.Excellent interpersonal skills.
3.Critical thinking skills
5.Integrity and honesty.
6.Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).
7.Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education
1.A Doctoral Degree in Psychology from a graduate program accredited by the American
2.Two years independent practice in Clinical, Counseling, or Health Psychology as a licensed
1.Hold a full, current and unrestricted license at the Doctoral level for the independent practice
of Psychology issued by the state in which the duty station is located. Any changes to license
must be reported to employer.
2.Meet requirements for inclusion in the National Registry of Psychologist Providers if
graduated after 1 January 1982. Meet requirements for Health Service Psychologist or Health
Service Provider under appropriate the state of practice statue, if Doctoral degree was received
prior to 1 January 1992.
3.This position requires privileging by IHSC.
4.Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of specific functions of Psychology to include but not limited to: Observation,
Description, Testing, Evaluation, Interpretation, Diagnosis and Treatment.
2. Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple
diagnostic and treatment procedures.
3. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
4. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not
fluent in a language the patient understands.
5. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
6. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop
positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
7. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary
8. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records,
web based training and communications.
9. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs,
specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
10. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient
medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in
accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted
2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and
3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
4. Provides psychological assessment and evaluations.
5. Provides appropriate referral to outside treatment facilities for those cases of extremely
severe mental disturbance.
6. Provides referral, identification, and evaluation for those identified as having a significant
mental illness using Mental Health Review Form (IHSC-883).
7. Provides on-site counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral analysis, substance abuse education,
and therapy as required.
8. Possesses a high level of skill in assessing, recognizing, and treating problems of adjustment,
and maladaptive behavior or other conditions which interfere with successful treatment; referring
such patients to the appropriate mental health facility for intensive mental health care.
9. Determines the need for and provide direct mental health services to patients with identified
mental health and substance abuse problems utilizing psycho educational and treatment
modalities as appropriate in the treatment of mental disorders.
10. Will assist the Clinical Director, Staff Physician or Clinical Services Manager/designees in
providing orientation and guidance to medical staff on Detoxification of Chemically Dependent
individuals and actions to take if a person is suspected of being chemically dependent on drugs
or alcohol upon intake or during custody.
11. Reports status to a physician or psychiatrist if the expected outcome of drug therapy is not
12. Utilizes the multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment planning process for detainees
identified with mental health problems.
13.Provides consultation to medical, ICE, contract staff regarding issues that include, but are not
limited to risk assessment for violence, housing recommendations for handling difficult,
demanding, and mentally ill persons.
14.Serves as a mental health and substance abuse consultant to other health professionals at the
15.Provides education and training to ICE and medical staff in the area of mental health to
include, but not limited to, suicide prevention, hunger strike, abuse and neglect and victims of
16.Facilitates contacts between the patient and his/her social support systems.
17.Establishes and maintains liaison with other health services professionals and mental health
18.Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
19.Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as
required by, and appropriate to, position.
20.Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
21.Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
22.Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with
the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
23.Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational
Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
24.Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC's Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality
Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to
25.Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
26.Other duties as assigned.
DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:
IHSC operates 365/24/7 you may be required to respond telephonically during emergency call
back roster activation.
1.This full time position is required to provide rotational on-call coverage and may need to
return to the facility during non-core hours to provide care.
2.This full time position requires availability to work day and evening shifts. Availability
during weekends and holidays is also required.
1.The Department of Homeland Security's Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render a
Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.
2.A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion of
initial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
1.Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.
2.Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog
may be necessary to provide assistance.
3.Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
4.Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building
during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs
significantly more than self).
5.Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary
(exceptions on a case by case basis).
6.Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.
7.Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.
8.Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical
9.Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.
STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission.
STGi offers acompetitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.
STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.