Forensic Specialist 4
Lakes Crossing Center
Forensic Specialist IVs perform a combination of security and clinical related work in a high security mental health facility for the treatment of the mentally disordered offenders. A Forensic Specialist IV also supervises a group of subordinate Forensic Specialist by providing training, assigning and reviewing work, preparing performance evaluations and recommending various types of personnel actions.
Other Duties Include:
Approving and screening time sheets completed by forensic employees. Creating and designating security assignments to staff in order to operate a maximum security facility that ensures the safety of clients, and the public. Working in direct contact with outside law enforcement agencies to send and receive people in need of court ordered psych evaluations. Overseeing the welfare and safety of up to 80 individuals with varying mental conditions. Upholding and protecting the civil rights of individuals receiving services by the State of Nevada. Verbal de-escalation: Using alternative methods of talking to individuals in distress to minimize denial of rights. Use of progressive discipline to unsure that forensic specialists are a positive reflection on Nevada's state employee workforce. Participation with clinicians to be active with individuals receiving services with the state of Nevada, and ensuring that treatment plans are followed according to program orders. Writing detailed reports that entail specific and accurate details of all incidents contained within the shift. All reports are legal documents. Transportation of clients of various legal statuses to medical and misc. appointments. Use of mechanical restraints incorporated to ensure the safety of client, and the safety of the general public. Running programs for clients with various mental illnesses to assist with quality of life while incarcerated. Detailed statistics recorded during programs to assist clinicians with competency reports for court purposes.