North Dakota State Hospital
Jamestown, North Dakota

Licensed Psychologist - North Dakota State Hospital - Jamestown, ND

Flexible hours/PRN

This position closes March 29, 2023

The North Dakota State Hospital (NDSH), located in Jamestown, is a specialized psychiatric hospital that serves the whole state. Services focus on psychiatric rehabilitation, residential substance use disorders treatment, and residential treatment for sexually dangerous individuals.

Are you a Psychologist and champion for the vulnerable adult population as well as a compassionate individual who only aspires for the best for those they serve? If this sounds like you, the North Dakota State Hospital (NDSH), located in Jamestown, ND needs you! The NDSH is a Joint Commission accredited facility which serves adult psychiatric, chemically dependent, and secure service populations to maintain or enhance their quality of life with dignity and respect. When each one of our clients walk through the door, we are sure to let them know “we are committed to your mental health and wellness, and we want your stay to be as safe, helpful and comfortable as possible”. Those are the individuals we serve, those that are unable to currently help themselves, we provide them a safety net at NDSH.

The NDSH is seeking an ambitious and determined Psychologist who has experience conducting assessments and providing treatment services to those with serious persistent mental illness. Among other duties, you will be responsible to provide court testimony and serve as an expert witness in court-related legal activities as well as have the ability to use sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement, identify innovative solutions, and solve complex problems and communicate difficult concepts.

Experience in forensic assessment and conducting evaluations is advantageous to succeed in this position. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team who will encourage and support you to continue to grow professionally up to and including continuing the path to becoming the Clinical Director. NDSH is a teaching site for the Department of Psychology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and also works with students from the School of Pharmacy, North Dakota State University. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work with staff members ranging in experience from recent completion of doctoral programs and internships to those with decades of experience with the severely mentally ill.

To be considered for this position, you will require a Doctorate in Psychology and licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist by the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners, according to North Dakota Century Code Chapter 43-32, and two-years’ experience as a Licensed Psychologist.

If unable to find qualified candidates, will consider filling this position with a Licensed Psychologist I, which requires a Doctorate in Psychology and licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist by the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners, according to North Dakota Century Code Chapter 43-32.

If unable to find fully licensed candidates, will consider filling this position with a qualified Psychology Resident, which requires a doctorate degree in psychology and eligibility for a supervised psychological residency as determined by the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners. Interested applicants should go to the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards ( and review the Psychology Licensure Universal System (PLUS). The PLUS application is a requirement for licensure in North Dakota. Contact NDSH Human Resources if assistance is needed.

DHHS provides a supportive and full-bodied training environment for a psychology resident or newly licensed psychologist.  In addition to Board-approved supervision on site, DHHS psychologists are frequently in communication, offering training and consultation, resulting in the sharing of knowledge and expertise. The training, consultation, and knowledge sharing provided by DHHS psychologists contributes to the development of evaluation skills that are essential in specialty areas of expertise, such as those used in completing psychological evaluations required through ND Century Code within DHHS.

About Us
Be part of the solution to the behavioral health crisis.  As a team member for ND Department of Human Services, you will ensure the most vulnerable have access to a high-quality healthcare system in which prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

Our mission is to provide timely and effective behavioral health services to North Dakotans improving their quality of life through achieving and sustaining recovery. 

Total Rewards:
Careers with DHHS includes 100% employer-paid family health insurance and an excellent retirement package! In addition to the exceptional health insurance and retirement benefits, DHHS values continued learning and career enhancement. Therefore, we offer varying continuing education formats, including in-person and online, as well as tuition reimbursement.

Application Procedures
Your resume should include information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. If the Department’s Human Resource Division is unable to determine that you meet the minimum qualifications, credit will not be given.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Department of Health & Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships.

All application material must be received on or before the closing date of March 29, 202, by 11:59 pm.

Follow this link to apply to this position, Job ID 3024356:

A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, please contact Cora Courage at or at 701.253.3926.


Employing Unit: ND DHHS – NDSH
Telephone Number: 701.253.3650
TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments, please contact or (701) 328-3290.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Posting Expiration Date: 
Wed, 2023-03-29 00:00