The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) is seeking a full-time outpatient clinical psychologist at the CHKD Tech Center campus in Newport News, Virginia. The psychologist (PhD or PsyD) will provide evidenced based assessment treatment to children and families as well as possess the leadership and public speaking skills required to train hospital staff and contribute to the development and implementation of innovative mental health programming. In addition, this role requires provision of psycho-education to families and consultation with school personnel and other medical and mental health professionals to facilitate integrated care.
CHKD is the leading children's hospital in southeastern Virginia and the only free-standing children's hospital and Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the state. Located in the center of a thriving medical campus that includes Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the Norfolk Public Health Department, CHKD has a large on-campus ambulatory care center, as well as numerous satellites throughout the region.
Efforts to transform children’s mental health care have led to the development of a new CHKD service line, which is expanding to include acute psychiatric inpatient, medical/psychiatric inpatient, consult-liaison, day treatment, and outpatient services.
The CHKD vision is to lead the nation in early recognition of mental health vulnerabilities, provision of quality, integrated mental health care and to ensure a dignity-based patient experience.
Our set forth mission is achieved by:
* Training our broader CHKD workforce and our Hampton Roads community on early recognition of mental health symptoms, diagnoses and mental health informed interventions.
* Integrating with our network of physicians, nurses and ancillary medical staff to provide evidence-based treatment of clients with mental health diagnoses.
* Measuring and considering outcomes and stakeholder feedback to determine treatment efficacy and to ensure a therapeutic patient experience.
* Valuing excellence, innovation, accessibility, and hope
The outpatient clinical psychologist will contribute to our mission through:
Provision of Clinical Care
* Conducts clinical intake evaluations and develops a clinical treatment plan rooted in evidence-based therapies for children with mental health diagnoses and, potentially, co-occurring acute or chronic illness, trauma, or disability. Completes comprehensive reports on all of the above for review by broader treatment team (i.e. physician referral source).
* Conducts evidence-based therapy with children and caregivers.
* Conducts psychological testing to evaluate cognitive, achievement, executive functioning and emotional/behavioral domains.
* Writes comprehensive psychological evaluation reports, integrating data from various sources and developing diagnostic conceptualizations and tailored treatment recommendations.
* Ensures documentation of assessments, progress notes and treatment plans are submitted for reimbursement to third party insurance payer sources based on established guidelines.
* Obtains outcome measures, through use of psychometric tools, and shares data on patient progress with collaborating physicians to track clinical trends.
Training of Professionals
* Acts as an advocate and mental health educator to the child’s primary support group, to include the child’s primary care and specialty physicians, caregivers, educational system, legal system, and other parties invested in the child’s care.
* Provides training and demonstration of clinical skills to mental health and non-mental health CHKD staff (nursing, behavioral health techs, medical staff), as well as community stakeholders (school systems, non-profit groups) as needed.
* Facilitates individual and/or group supervision as needed.
Development and Implementation of Programs
* Assists in implementation of new treatment protocols.
* Translates treatment protocols into recommendations that are easily understood by mental health and non-mental health staff alike.
* Monitors implementation of new treatment protocols to ensure fidelity and feasibility of service delivery in keeping with broader program trends.
* Assists with quality improvement efforts and potential outcomes research opportunities
* May function in an on-call capacity as necessary to meet the needs of the organization.
* Travels to offsite locations periodically.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, either PsyD or PhD from an APA-accredited program, as well as completion of an accredited internship. Experience in psychological evaluations and psychotherapy of children, adolescents, and adults. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Board of Psychology. Certification in any of the below evidenced-based modalities preferred, advanced training in other modalities also considered: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
CHKD is located in a family-centered community. At CHKD, we know that people who work hard often want to play hard, too.
Norfolk is a part of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, also known as Tidewater, and is located in the southeastern portion of the state, where unlimited resources for recreation, travel and culture exist.
The region's temperate climate is ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Winters are mild. The spring and fall seasons are extremely pleasant. Summer temperatures are usually in the upper 80s.
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay provide the boundaries for the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Community. The opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing and boating abound on the region's many rivers and lakes, as well as along miles of public beaches. Some of the best sport fishing in the country can be found here and on North Carolina's Outer Banks, which are within a two-hour's drive.
For other outdoor entertainment, there is camping, biking and hiking at Virginia Beach's Seashore State park; exploring the Great Dismal Swamp national wildlife preserve just south of Norfolk; and Busch Gardens near Williamsburg is one of the country's most popular amusement parks.
Surrounding the hospital and the medical center is an historic neighborhood highlighted by parks, churches and schools.
Just two miles from the hospital is Norfolk's downtown business district and waterfront. The hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School are situated in a restored area which abounds with historic homes and two-and three-story townhouses and apartments. Restaurants, health clubs, shops and art galleries are a short walk away.
The renowned Chrysler Museum of Art, the Nauticus National Maritime Center, Harbor Park baseball stadium, Scope sports and convention center, Harrison Opera House, Chrysler Hall Theater and Waterside Festival Marketplace are all located within two miles of the medical center.
Norfolk and the surrounding area abound in history, highlighted by Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Museums and historic homes in Norfolk reflect the city's 300-year history as an important seaport and region of commerce.
For snow skiing and mountain trail hiking, the foothills of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains are within a few hours' drive.
The region is served by Norfolk International Airport, a few miles away from downtown Norfolk. Also servicing Norfolk is Amtrak with direct connections to Washington, DC and New York City along with connecting cities.
Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University, Christopher Newport University, Regent University, EVMS, and Virginia Wesleyan College are located nearby for other educational opportunities. The College of William and Mary is an hour away in Williamsburg.