The Psychologist provides inpatient psychological services for the treatment of patients and families with mental health issues. These services include psychological and or neuropsychological assessments, diagnosing and treating patients on a case-by-case basis, and monitoring the development of individualized treatment plans. In addition, the Psychologist provides consultative services to the hospital staff on such matters as treatment interventions, interpretation of psychological assessment instruments, and screening of pre-admission packets. The incumbent develops and presents in-service and continuing education sessions to meet the training needs of the hospital staff. Other duties the incumbent may assume include the supervision of psychology undergraduate and graduate students and research projects related to patient care. May provide clinical supervision of staff, and conduct patient risk assessments.
The Psychologist reports to the Manager of Child/Adolescent Services. Provides functional guidance and consultation to Clinical Therapists and other members of the treatment programs, as needed.
Graduation from an accredited school of psychology with a PH.D., or Psy.D. Must be duly licensed to practice psychology in the State of Hawaii.
Must maintain CE credits sufficient for licensure in State of Hawaii.
Post-doctorate work experience which demonstrates the ability to function in an inpatient psychiatric treatment setting as a psychologist.
Thorough knowledge of human development, psychiatric diagnosis, and intervention modalities, trauma informed approaches and current evidenced based practices. Knowledge of and adherence to the American Psychological Association ethical standards and principles.
Ability to effectively work with a wide range of psychological treatment issues of patients and their families. Ability to cooperatively work as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The ability to administer and interpret intellectual, personality, and projective tests in the diagnostic assessment of cognitive and emotional features of the personality. Special emphasis is given to the assessment of children and adolescents. Previous experience working with children and adolescents.
Must meet basic health requirements of Kahi Mohala physical examination including 2-StepTB skin test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months.Must be able to complete and maintain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and basic life support (BLS) CPR training requirements.