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Position will begin August 2021
We are currently searching for a Psychology Fellow to provide quality psychological evaluations, therapy, education and consultation to children, families, in Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital, and in clinics, agencies, and the community as assigned. Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, community agencies, and professionals.
- Provides quality consultation, psychotherapy, and psychological testing to children, families and adults in Behavioral Health, on inpatient units, and in clinics as assigned.
- Provides assigned number of hours of direct client contact per week including absences.
- Performs services in manner that is seen by physicians, referral sources, and other qualified evaluators as timely and of high quality.
- Performs evaluation, treatment planning and treatment procedures that are appropriate to patient needs.
- Adheres to ethical standards of the American Psychological Association.
- Keeps adequate documentation of intake information, psychological testing, treatment plans, and contacts with patients, referral sources, and community resources regarding patient's care.
- Completes progress notes within five (5) days of standard client contact; before leaving the treatment setting for patients expressing self-injurious behavior or thoughts.
- Completes psychological reports within ten (10) days of testing.
- Completes intake summaries within 2 treatment sessions, including appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans.
- Provides written documentation of contact with teachers, attorneys, family members, and others providing or receiving information about patients within 5 days of contact.
- Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, community agencies, and professionals.
- Completes letters and reports regarding patient care to be sent to referral sources or agencies, as appropriate, within seven (7) days of client contact.
- Conducts self in a courteous and respectful manner in interactions with staff and physicians.
- Responds promptly and appropriately to phone calls and requests for information.
- Participates in regular supervision with designated staff members.
- Participates in peer supervision meetings and supervisory sessions.
- Offers constructive insight into issues discussed.
- Supports the working team through participation in department events.
- Ensures maximum reimburseability for services provided.
- Enters appropriate charges int o the Electronic medical record
- Ensures authorization/ notification of insurance plan provider is obtained for emergency visits and follow-up care at Behavioral Health.
- Secures authorization as needed for continuation of services provided.
- Participates in committee work/departmental projects as requested.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of psychological principles, child and adolescent development, inter-relational dynamics, individual and group behavior, and behavior modification techniques
- Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other clinical professionals to gather and exchange patient information.
- Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing age-appropriate care to children, adolescents, adults and families.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Ph.D. or Psy.D., from an accredited school of psychology required, candidates that have completed their dissertation and all required course work will be considered.
- Completion of one year pre -doctoral clinical internship required.
- Previous experience utilizing psychotherapy techniques in a pediatric or medical environment preferred.
- Current and valid Nebraska licensure (or eligibility) as a Provisional Licensed Mental Health Provider (PLMHP), Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP), or Provisional Licensed Psychologist required.