Company Name:

Baystate Health

Location:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Child Psychology, Family Psychology

Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

PhD

Date Posted:

January 4, 2019

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Clinical Psychologist


Baystate Health is seeking a Full-time Clinical Psychologist


What You Will Do:

Under the direction of the Practice Manager and Chief of Child Psychiatry, the Psychologist provides clinical services to patients, couples, and families being treated in Outpatient Behavioral Health. You will need to demonstrate doctorate level knowledge of developmental stages, personality structure and development, mental health diagnoses, current treatment modalities, and psychological testing methods.


Clinical responsibilities include conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information, contributing diagnostic information, making preliminary diagnoses, and participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan which will typically include developmental pediatric input, psychological testing, individual insight-oriented or interactive psychotherapy, family therapy, and collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., public and private schools, daycare centers, mental health agencies, child advocacy groups), and contributions by other psychological disciplines.



Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Provides age appropriate treatment to patients
  • Evaluates patients to assess presenting problem, contributing history, and current mental status
  • Develops behaviorally specific treatment plans including measurable treatment goals
  • Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established standards consistent with NCQA guidelines
  • Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third-party payers to secure reimbursement
  • Conducts meetings with families, significant others and other service providers as delineated in the treatment plan
  • Provides psychological testing as requested or necessary for assessment or treatment purposes
  • Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager as needed for service quality evaluation, and program development
  • As supported by the Practice Manager or Chief Child Psychiatry, participates in teaching activities and academic activities, which may include the clinical supervision of practicum students, post-doctoral students and other clinicians as requested
  • Participates in other special activities of the department as requested by the Practice Manager
  • Observes all health and safety requirements
  • You will be expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned
  • Management has the right to add or change to the job responsibilities at any time



What You Will Need:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Psychologist Licensed or eligible is required in the State of Massachusetts
  • CPR is required
  • Experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings



Skills:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and of health care systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Knowledgebase related to issues of cultural competence

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