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.
- Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology
- Georgia licensed psychologist
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- 4 years of experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting
- Experience in conducting clinical supervision
- 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
- 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.
- Integrates infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development, including referral to outside agencies as appropriate.
- Provides appropriate assessment and treatment, including modifications for special population(s).
- Develops and successfully implements assessment standards and treatment plans that support established goals.
- Documents weekly/monthly treatment notes and assessment reports following established standards.
- 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.
- Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
- Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.
- Communicates relevant information at the patient/family level of understanding.
- Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referral as necessary.
- Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of the patient’s program.
- Evaluates patient and family psychosocial needs and provides appropriate direction to the team to meet these needs.
- Maintains an emphasis on minimizing duplication and increasing efficiency.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional growth and improvement, meeting required continuing education standards.
- Provides clinical supervision to fellows, interns, psychometrists, students, and other employees as assigned.
- Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided.
Requisition #: 23089