• Psychologist

    Location US-NY-Queens
    Per Diem
    Allied Health
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
  • Overview

    With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.


    • Provide court-ordered evaluations for criminal and supreme courts in the respective borough clinics.
    • Review of all available collateral information (ie. legal documents, family contacts, medical records)
    • Consult defense attorney and ADA as appropriate
    • Examine defendant
    • Consult with other examiners as appropriate
    • Conduct psychological testing for specific cases as appropriate
    • Create a timely and concise written report documenting the rationale for and opinion about the Mental Health question at issue
    • Testify as required by courts
    • Provide specialty evaluations as needed and as appropriate (ie. I/DD, Adolescents, Sex Offenders) either through existing expertise or through expertise developed through continuing education activities
    • Provide teaching and supervision for clinicians in training
    • Participates in staff meetings, clinic quality improvement projects and continuing education as possible/applicable given per diem nature of the position
    • Provide emergency interventions for defendants in Mental Health crises either in the clinic or when summoned by judges to courthouses



    • Excellent diagnostic and evaluation skills with particular attention to issues related to forming opinions about legal questions
    • Excellent forensic report writing skills
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • A Ph.D degree with active NY State license in good standing
    • At least one year of post-training experience as a Forensic Psychologist in criminal justice settings
    • A history of testimony in criminal court cases
    • An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered






    EOE M/F/D/V 


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