Child Psychologist

  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full time Licensed Professional Psychologist

Job Description

Schedule: M-F 8a-5p We’re searching for a Psychologist to provide quality psychological evaluations, therapy, education and consultation to children, families, and adults in Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital, and in clinics, agencies, Physician offices, and the community as assigned. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, community agencies, and professionals. Provide professional presentations, interviews and services that enhance Children’s visibility and reputation in the community. *Interested applicants will need to apply on our website to be considered: childrensomaha.org Essential Functions Provides quality consultation, psychotherapy, and psychological testing to children, families and adults in Behavioral Health. Provides services on inpatient units or clinics as assigned. Provides assigned number of intake assessments, consultations, and therapeutic session per week. Performs high-quality evaluation, treatment planning and treatment procedures 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 five (5) 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. Provides on-call coverage in rotation with mental health staff and complies with on-call protocols and procedures. Responds within 10 minutes to pages and presents at the hospital within 30 minutes in response to requests for mental status evaluations. Performs on-call duties in a professional manner in accordance with on-call protocols and procedures. Assures follow-up as needed for calls received. Participates in department staff meetings, 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. Provides complete super bills to office staff immediately following patient session. 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. Provides non-clinical service in the interest of the department and/or hospital. Provides quality professional presentations, media interviews, and committee participation on behalf of the department, at CH and in the community as requested Provides quality presentations to the community or to healthcare system staff that present Behavioral Health in positive light. Participates on hospital and/or community teams and committees as requested. Provides quality presentations or supervision meetings to students, interns, or staff members as requested. Provides clinical supervision or classes for staff members or students as requested. Provides supervision of masters prepared therapists’ diagnostic/clinical interviews and case progress, and mental status exams of patients as requested by Manager. Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to participate in Transplant program functions 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 for up to 90% of work time when providing therapy, observing patient response, scoring tests, and documenting patient progress. Readiness to go to the hospital at odd hours when providing on-call services in rotation with mental health staff. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing age-appropriate care to children, adolescents, adults and families. EOE/Vets/Disabled Special Job Requirements Non-Violent Intervention training preferred

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited school of psychology required. Minimum 1 year experience as a Psychologist required, preferably in a behavioral health or pediatric setting Completion of one year pre or post doctoral clinical internship, through an APA accredited program required. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Current and valid licensure as a psychologist in the state of Nebraska or state of Nebraska eligible required.

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