Psychologist - Lvl II, Correctional Health Services
New York City Health + Hospitals

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Post Date: Mar 08, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $96,006
Location: US - New York - New York
Job Reference: 70207
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NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers.  We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at and stay connected on nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.


NYC Health + Hospitals is also home to Correctional Health Services, one of the nation’s leading correctional health care systems in quality of, and innovations and access to care.  In-jail services include medical, mental health, nursing, substance use treatment, social work, dental and vision care, discharge planning, and reentry support. In addition to providing direct patient care in the jails, CHS conducts enhanced pre-arraignment screening and forensic psychiatric examinations; and leverages the resources of the Health + Hospitals  system to help discharged patients successfully return to their communities. CHS is also a pivotal partner in New York City’s criminal justice reform efforts.  Our workforce is comprised of more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, with locations in all five boroughs and on Rikers Island.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Full-time position reporting to the Director of the Queens Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation Court Clinic (Queens FPECC) in the Division of Correctional Health Services.  The Clinic is responsible for conducting fitness-to-proceed evaluations under NYS CPL 730, and presentencing evaluations under NYS CPL 390, for defendants with cases in the Criminal and Supreme Courts of Queens County.  Responsibilities include interviewing defendants, reviewing relevant legal and clinical documents, conducting psychological testing when indicated, forming independent opinions regarding fitness to proceed, writing and submitting reports for the Court in timely fashion, and testifying as needed.  From time to time, responsibilities may include supervision and teaching of psychology and psychiatry trainees. 

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology, strong diagnostic and assessment skills, excellent writing skills, familiarity with a wide range of psychological tests and measures, and good English proficiency.

Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.