Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center (MHFPC)
New Hampton, New York

Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center (MHFPC), a New York State Office of Mental Health facility, is seeking Licensed Psychologists. MHFPC is located in New Hampton, New York and is a secure, inpatient psychiatric hospital. The hospital serves persons committed either under the provisions of Section 730 of the Criminal Procedure Law as lacking capacity to stand trial, under Section 330.20 as not criminally responsible due to mental illness or defect, under Part 57 of the Mental Hygiene Regulations for civil patients requiring confinement and treatment in a maximum-security hospital, or under Correction Law 508 as pre-sentenced inmates in local county correctional facilities. The hospital serves forensic patients from the entire state of New York with 60% of all admissions from New York City. The hospital consists of 18 units, two of which are mixed-gender environments, 15 of which house only men, and one which may house patients of any gender depending on their behavioral stability. Patients with serious medical issues are housed in our Acute Care Unit and patients with acute behavioral problems are housed in our Special Services Unit. In addition, MHFPC has two units for providing specialized treatment to specific populations. These include the Behavior Change Unit for patients with sexually based offenses, and the Substance Abuse Hope and Recovery unit, to treat patients with long hospital stays and/or histories of substance abuse.

Salary: $132,624

Note: Possession of a license and current registration to practice psychology in New York State.

As a Licensed Psychologist, you would supervise and/or provide professional psychological services. In addition to assessment and treatment, your duties may include: clinical leadership; program management; forensic or court-ordered assessment, treatment and expert testimony; psychological services requiring expertise in neuropsychology, child and adolescent psychology, geropsychology, sex offense treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, trauma, and substance and/or chemical abuse programs; specialized assessment (functional, personality, risk, competency, vocational, education); design and application of behavioral technology and other specialized psychological interventions; individual, group or family therapy; crisis intervention; consultation to other agencies; training; and peer review.

1. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
2. If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Additional Comments: This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $1,513. Posted Salary includes a geographic pay differential of $20,000.

To apply: Please contact Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center’s Human Resources Department via e-mail: or by phone: 845-374-8754

You may also direct any questions to: Antonino Camaj, Psy.D Chief Psychologist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center 845-374-8894

Posting Expiration Date: 
Fri, 2024-03-15 00:00