• Psychologist PHD

    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health/Social Work/Counseling
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.



     Job Overview


    To provide clinical assessment and treatment services to clients with a variety of mental health issues. Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to provide optimal, quality services to clients. Responsible for completion of client medical records, in compliance with regulatory standards. Develops discharge plans and linkages aimed to encourage functioning within the community.


    Develops and implements treatment strategies to engage, support and stabilize clients in a culturally competent manner, as evidenced by spending a minimum of 65% of time completing face to face with clients. Conducts various therapy modalities (individual, group, family) in an effective manner, where 10% of patients graduate as a result of achieving treatment goals. Completes comprehensive intake assessments and interpret data to formulate a DSM IV TR diagnosis and ensure compliance with intake assessment policy, as evidenced by review of 2 new intakes per quarter during the medical record review process. Uses evidence-based models of treatment appropriately and effectively, as evidenced by review of 5 treatment plans per quarter. Provides clinical supervision to other clinicians, as a way to ensure optimal quality care. Completes USTFs, encounter forms and other required documentation, in compliance with policies and procedures. Documents services provided to clients in a legible, timely, accurate and comprehensive manner and maintains medical records, in compliance with policies and procedures. Provides crisis intervention/stabilization in a safe and culturally competent manner, in a way to de-escalate the crisis and maintain safety for the client and staff. Provides case management services, including advocacy, linkage and referrals, collaboration with other agencies and other coordination of care services. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects


    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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