Company Name:

Summa Health


Akron, Ohio

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

Integrated Care

Position Type:

Full and Part Time

Date Posted:

June 6, 2019

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Half Time Consultation Liaison Psychologist and Half Time Outpatient Psychotherapist

Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio

Half Time Consultation Liaison Psychologist and Half Time Outpatient Psychotherapist

The Summa Health System Behavioral Health Institute is seeking an outstanding clinical/counseling psychologist to join our well-established Department of Psychiatry team of 40 clinicians. Our current position is split half time providing Consultation Liaison Services in Summa Health System’s Medical Units at Akron City Hospital and half time providing general outpatient psychotherapy in an outpatient office on the Akron City Hospital campus. Each position is described in greater detail below. The selected candidate will become a member of the Summa Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of 300 physicians employed by the Summa Health System.

Consultation Liaison Psychologist – Akron City Hospital – Akron Ohio

To provide psychological evaluations and consultation services in Summa Health System’s Medical Units at Akron City Hospital as part of our Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/Psychology (CLP) service. Akron City Hospital is Summa Health System’s flagship hospital campus and treats a full range of inpatient medical issues. Duties include providing bedside patient assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and brief intervention and appropriate referrals for medical inpatients who have been referred by their medical care team. Typical referrals include patients showing signs of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or some other mental health problem, patients having attempted suicide, having concerns about mental competency, or having difficulty adjusting to their inpatient stay. This position might be asked to supervise pre-doctoral psychology trainees from local universities.

Essential Functions

  • Provide evaluation of medical patients and consultation to medical care team

  • Provide counseling and support to family members of patients as needed

  • Conduct suicide assessments and discharge recommendations (i.e., psychiatric hospitalization versus home)

  • Conduct capacity evaluations

  • Supervise pre-doctoral psychology trainees

  • Effectively work with interdisciplinary treatment teams

General Outpatient Psychotherapist – Akron City Hospital – Akron, Ohio

To provide general outpatient psychotherapy in an outpatient office shared with one psychiatrist and two psychologists at Akron City Hospital. Duties will include providing diagnostic evaluations and individual psychotherapy for a demographically diverse range of outpatient clients in a private practice setting located on Summa Health System’s main campus. Client referrals will come primarily from Summa Health Medical Group’s team of psychiatrists, medical providers, and fellow psychologists.

Opportunity Highlights

· Employed position

· Competitive salary

· Comprehensive health and retirement benefits

· Flexible start date

· Faculty appointment is anticipated at the Northeast Ohio Medical University

Candidate Requirements

· Ph. D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

· Completed an APA-accredited clinical internship

· Licensed or license eligible in Ohio

Community Information

Rising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is located within 500 miles of 42 major cities, and surrounded by thousands of acres of national parkland and countryside. As a thriving heartland city Akron provides an ideal living and working environment. The vitality of its people and the unparalleled quality of life offers versatility, a low cost of living, outstanding cultural access and a thriving climate for healthcare, education and business. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and eclectic dining options. Northeast Ohio offers many quality primary and secondary education options.

EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Summa Health is a tobacco-free workplace and has a nicotine-free hiring policy.

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