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Psychologist
Summary
Title:Psychologist
ID:1561
Location:Orange Mound Health Center
Type of Employment:Full Time
Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE: Psychologist

DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health

REPORTS TO: Chair of Behavioral Health

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

CREATED DATE: 6/15/15

REVISION DATES: 8/20/18

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Psychologist will provide assessment and treatment of psychological symptoms and psychosocial aspects of chronic medical conditions for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults within an integrated primary care setting.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Utilize brief psychological screening tools and clinical interviewing skills to provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan for patients referred for Behavioral Health services.
     

  2. Evaluate patients in crisis situations (such as those experiencing suicidal and homicidal ideation) to determine appropriate course of intervention and execute referrals as necessary.

     

  3. Employ empirically-supported, focused interventions to treat commonly occurring mental health conditions and chronic medical conditions with psychosocial components and to assist patients in successfully achieving their goals.

 

  1. Facilitate group-based cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational interventions.

     

  2. Administers, evaluates and interprets required psychological testing when appropriate to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning.

     

  3. Make appropriate referrals to Psychiatry services, Spiritual Health, and community-based referral partners as necessary.
     

  4. Provide timely patient care and prompt feedback to referring primary care providers, spiritual health advisors, and other allied health personnel (such as dentists and nutritionists) in order to facilitate holistic and comprehensive healthcare within an integrated primary care setting.
     

  5. Provide education to physicians and other medical staff regarding behavioral health standards of care for mental health conditions and the management of psychosocial aspects of chronic medical conditions, ethical practice, and psychopharmacology where appropriate.
     

  6. Actively participate in meetings and trainings that support CCHS’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
     

  7. Monitor the clinic’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
     

  8. Provide clinical supervision to graduate practicum students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows once Psychology training programs are developed at CCHS.

  9. Performs other duties as required.

 

JOBS THIS POSITION DIRECTLY SUPERVISES

 

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POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education: PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (or relevant specialty area of psychology)

 

Experience: 1) One to two (1-2) years of postdoctoral experience preferably in a hospital or other primary healthcare setting, working closely with physicians and other medical professionals to provide team-based patient care, 2) preferred experience working with an urban, underserved population, 3) experience providing empirically-supported psychological interventions for both mental health and medical conditions, 4) experience utilizing electronic medical records for documentation and communication within an interdisciplinary medical team

 

Licenses or Certifications: Licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Psychologist with Health Service Provider (HSP) designation

 

Mental Requirements

 

 

Level 1 – Requires some concentration and normal attention. Generally, once the job is learned, the tasks can be performed more or less automatically.

 

Level 2 – Requires high periods of concentration intermittently and normal attention. Generally, even once the job is learned, tasks will require normal attention to deal with recurring variables.

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Level 3 – Requires a high level of concentration and high level of attention intermittently. Generally, the approach to tasks may be consistent, but the number of steps required and/or the number of variables involved creates the possibility of errors unless the incumbent pays close attention.

 

 

Physical Requirements

 

Activity

Approximate % of Time

Comments

Sitting

50%

Providing brief interventions, conducting assessments, documentation

Standing

40%

Talking to patients and doctors

Walking

10%

Going between exam rooms and to nurse’s station

 

100%

 

 

Approximate percentage of time spent lifting, pulling and/or pushing: 5%

 

Maximum number of pounds required (with or without assistance): 25 lbs.

 

Types of objects the incumbent is required to lift/pull/push. Files, books, paperwork

 

 

 

Machines and Equipment Used:

 

Machines, Equipment, Tools

Approximate % of Time

Degree of Hand:Eye Coordination Required

  1. Photocopier

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  1. Telephone

 

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  1. Fax machine

 

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  1. Laptop or tablet

 

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Approximate percentage of time incumbent spends in “on-the-job” travel, excluding commuting to regular work location: 10% travel between clinics

 

Working Conditions

Involves exposure to patients of all ages or family members who may have mental illness, infectious disease, or contagious illness

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

 

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