Job Description

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

National, United States | Full-time, Part-time, Per-Diem

Job Code

901900

Status

1099

Department

Rehabilitation Med

Job Type

FT, PT, PRN

Reports To

CEO

Secondary

Regional Director

JOB SUMMARY

Under the guided supervision of the CEO and Regional Director, the licensed Clinical Psychologist will provide virtual evaluation, consultation and intervention services for inpatients and outpatients within a variety of arenas, of which is to include primary care, behavioral health, rehabilitative, educational and personal settings. In collaboration, the Clinical Psychologist will (a) identify impairments, (b) administer standardized and non-standardized testing, (c) summarize present levels of functioning written and oral, (d) determine and account for co-morbid variables related to behavior, affect and personality, and (e) establish an appropriate plan of care and accompanied therapy classification.

The licensed Clinical Psychologist is responsible for providing neurotherapeutic interventions to a diverse mix (age, ethnicity, socioeconomic and geographical) of patients, providing both long and short-term treatment across several therapeutic orientations, including psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral and systems theory. Individual, couples, and family therapy interventions are implemented as appropriate in virtual and in-person fora.

A significant component of the Clinical Services involves consultation with other medical professionals and health care staff. As such, the licensed Clinical Psychologist serves as a key member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, providing advisement to physicians, nursing, educational institutions, caregivers and allied health staff on an as needed case-by-case basis.

In accordance, the licensed Clinical Psychologist is expected to engage in scholarly inquiry and application of relevant research literature to clinical practice. At times, the individual may be commissioned to present the diagnostics of a case, when deemed appropriate.

Adherence to the profession’s Code of Ethics and ethical reasoning to make diagnostic decisions is necessitated.

General knowledge of clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality development, principles and application of psychotherapeutic methods, including but not limited to applied behavioral analysis, cognitive and group dynamics, administration and interpretation of diagnostic psychological tests, statistics and measure theory is required.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Skill: Incumbent performs his/her job demonstrating technical ability, understanding of job expectations and compliance with
organizational policies and procedures. The incumbent performs the following job responsibilities:

Assessment

  • Behavioral Analyses
  • Mental Status Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Assessments may include intellectual and personality testing, developmental assessment, neuropsychological assessment, behavioral analysis, perceptual functioning, and decisional capacity evaluation when appropriate.

Psychotherapy and Behavioral Interventions

  • Individual, couples and family, and group therapy modalities, utilizing a range of evidenced-based interventions.
  • Specialized therapy techniques related to neuroscience and systems theory may be utilized as deemed appropriate
  • Treatment of patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Huntington’s disease (HD).

Consultation

  • Provides appropriate recommendations to multidisciplinary staff regarding management of patient to facilitate effective medical outcomes and successful psychosocial adjustment utilizing a patient-family centered perspective.
  • Provides consultation to schools, vendors and other community resources, when needed and deemed appropriate
  • Serves as the consultant on various multidisciplinary treatment teams to maximize patient outcomes.

Training

  • Implements training in neurobehavioral modifications through formal didactic seminars via virtual and in-person fora.
  • Makes case presentations to rehabilitative team members on a consultative basis.

Research

  • Engages in scholarly inquiry and research related to psychology, general wellness and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Integrates evidence-based practices into treatment modalities across all relevant, field specific domains.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Minimum: Completion of all coursework in a Doctorate-level program in Clinical Psychology approved by the American Psychological Association.
  • Preferred: Completion of all coursework in a Doctorate-level program in Clinical Psychology program approved by the American Psychological Association with 2-3 years of direct research experience.

Work Experience

  • Minimum: 1 year experience in a medical or school based clinical setting.
  • Preferred: 2 years experience in a medical or school based clinical setting.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Minimum: State License to practice as a licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Preferred: Membership in related Associations.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Proven ability to conduct individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and across the developmental and multicultural spectrum.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with professionals and families from a variety of disciplines.
  • Assessment skills including personality, cognitive functioning, and emotional functioning.
  • Familiarity with research and ability to evaluate research in the area of psychology.
  • Ability to function independently with at least a moderate degree of responsibility.
  • Training and proven ability to act ethically according to professional code of conduct for Clinical Psychologists.

AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCY

  • Age-specific competencies for direct and indirect patient care providers who regularly assess, manage and treat patients
  • Infants (Birth – 11 months)
  • Toddlers (1 – 3 years)
  • Preschool (4 – 5 years)
  • School Age (6 – 12 years)
  • Adolescent (13 – 19 years)
  • Young Adult (20 – 40 years)
  • Middle Adult (41 – 65 years)
  • Older Adult (Over 65 years)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Note: Light. Reasonable accommodations may be made available for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Level Occasional
(Up to 33% of the time )
Frequent
(34% – 66% of the time)
Constant
(67% – 100% of the time)
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met. Up to 10 Negligible Negligible
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree Up to 20 Up to 10 or requires significant walking or standing, or requires pushing/pulling of arm/leg controls Negligible or constant push/pull of items of negligible weight
Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds 20 – 50 10 – 25 Negligible – 10
Heavy: Ability to lift up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 50 – 100 25 – 50# 10 – 20
Very Heavy: Ability to lift over 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds. Over 100 Over 50 Over 20
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