Virginia State Government Psychologist II (NGRI) in Williamsburg, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Eastern State Hospital (ESH) is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join our Psychology Department in working with individuals acquitted Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. ESH is a state of the art campus, situated on 500 acres, consisting of two patient care buildings with 300 patients, and a highly skilled staff of over 900. Eastern State Hospital is part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) system, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital is located in Williamsburg, which is located near several large cities and beaches, including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Washington DC and Baltimore.

The incumbent will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing treatment to individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) as they work through a graduated privileging system. It is dynamic and engaging work centered on risk management treatment for patients along a wide continuum of mental health issues and functioning levels. Treatment occurs within a model of graduated community reintegration that allows for developing treatment alliances and comprehensive treatment interventions. The psychologist oversees the significant role of completing evaluations for the courts and for privileging committee review for each privilege level a patient attains. The psychologist will also provide expert testimony in court for annual and conditional release hearings, provide individual therapy and facilitate psychotherapy groups fit toward their interests, and maintain treatment team responsibilities with a collaborative team. As NGRIs represent a growing population often with unique treatment needs, there will also be opportunities to participate in program development for addressing a wide range of mental health issues for NGRI treatment, to include milieu interventions and group modules. In addition, we are happy to accommodate interests that may include community engagement and/ or public policy development, and research. Additionally, there are continuing education opportunities and trainings through the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy at University of Virginia. ESH also partners with several local universities, and there is an opportunity to participate in supervision within our internship program through Eastern Virginia Medical School as a supervisor for doctoral interns placed at our facility.

* _Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 757-208-7717 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY_*

Eastern State Hospital is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and prohibits discrimination of applicants and employees without regard to race, gender (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), color, national origin, religion, age, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Virginia or license eligible.
Special Requirements
  1. Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material.

  2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications.

  3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the “Job Close Date”.

  4. Applicants who list “see resume” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration.

  5. Eastern State Hospital conducts background checks on candidate(s) identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.

  6. Eastern State Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Facility.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Eastern State Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Facility.

Contact Information











Working Title: Psychologist II (NGRI)

Role Title: Psych II/Psychology Assoc II - 49212

Job Open Date: 04/20/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.

Agency: Eastern State Hospital (704)

Location: Williamsburg - 830

Position Number: 01288

Job Posting Number: 1031735

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 05