Psychologist

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Oversees and develops assessments and/or treatments for specialty pediatric population. Assists with translation of findings into therapeutic approaches which can be utilized by a transdisciplinary or interdisciplinary team. May supervise students/fellows, pre-doctoral interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows. Cooperates and collaborates with parents, caretakers, and other professionals to meet the total needs of the patient and family. Counsels and educates families. Assists with the coordination of a clinical database and promotes research.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia licensed psychologist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • 4 years of experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting
  • Experience in conducting clinical supervision

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in providing family therapy/counseling
  • Experience in writing and research

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Proficient in neuropsychological and/or psychological assessments and/or treatments of children, adolescents, and young adults

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides effective delivery of services (e.g., psychological assessments, consultation, and therapy) appropriate to the patient’s specific needs and severity level of disability or impairment.
  2. Integrates infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development, including referral to outside agencies as appropriate.
  3. Provides appropriate assessment and treatment, including modifications for special population(s).
  4. Develops and successfully implements assessment standards and treatment plans that support established goals.
  5. Documents weekly/monthly treatment notes and assessment reports following established standards.
  6. Completes discharge and follows up according to departmental standards, including liaison services to patient’s local school systems to assist with school re-entry and consultation for individual education program development as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
  8. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.
  9. Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of  understanding.
  10. Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
  11. Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of the patient’s program.
  12. Evaluates patient and family psychosocial needs and provides appropriate direction to the team to meet these needs.
  13. Maintains an emphasis on minimizing duplication and increasing efficiency.
  14. Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional growth and improvement, meeting required continuing education standards.
  15. Provides clinical supervision to fellows, interns, psychometrists, students, and other employees as assigned.
  16. Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.

Requisition #:  23089

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