St Josephs Healthcare System

Psychologist PHD

Requisition ID
2017-10555
Shift
Day
Category
Behavioral Health/Social Work/Counseling
Shift Hours AM/PM
Flexible
Department
SJ PEDS DEVELOPMENTAL
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Provides diagnostic assessment, clinical case management, ongoing psychosocial assessment and treatment planning to consumers within a variety of therapeutic environments and specialty areas.  Works in cooperation with the multi-disciplinary team lending insight and clinical expertise.  Completes and maintains patients medical records and report writing.  Develops discharge plans aimed at strengthening skills and resources to enhance independence and community adjustment.   Provides clinical consultation in areas of expertise to hospital staff members and supervise staff and students, when applicable.

Responsibilities

Performs comprehensive diagnostic and clinical assessments and interpret data to formulate a DSM IV TR diagnosis and collaborate in the formulation of treatment/service/discharge plans. Develops and implements treatment strategies to engage, stabilize, support and motivate patients and families in a racially, culturally and gender sensitive manner. Provides clinical case management services, including but not limited to: advocacy, receipt of entitlements, referral and linkage to medical and community services, follow-up, outreach and coordination of service delivery. Documents services provided to patients and families and maintain medical records in accordance with established governing standards in a timely, legible, accurate and complete manner. Demonstrate the ability to conduct various therapeutic treatment modalities:� individual, family, group psychotherapy and/or psycho-education. Demonstrates knowledge and provide patients and families education on major psychotropic medications and their side effects. Provides crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to patients and families� in a safe, culturally and gender specific manner. Recognizes, evaluates and develops interventions to address signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence for all ages and report incidents to the proper authorities. Provides clinical consultation in areas of expertise to hospital staff members and supervise staff and students, when applicable. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.
Special Projects

Qualifications

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Doctoral degree in Psychology or Social Work and three to five years of previous work related experience. Must demonstrate sound clinical judgment. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. PhD or PsyD license required commensurate to degree or post doctoral permit by the state of New Jersey. Work requires the analytical ability to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems. Work requires the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, counseling individual, group or family members, or perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill.

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