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Licensed Psychologist - Weight Management

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY The licensed psychologist provides a full range of clinical services to Connecticut Children's patients, students and their families. These services may include psychological assessment, psychometric evaluations, and treatment that may be individual, group, or family as assigned. The psychologist provides consultation and collaboration with relevant team members to promote patient/student needs. The psychologist also collaborates with community agencies and mental health care providers to facilitate the provision of comprehensive services. The psychologist may provide a % FTE focused on research specific to a chronic illness population. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Training and Professional Development:Participates in clinical training including case conferences and clinical seminar.Supervises/trains graduate practicum students and other trainees as assigned.Participates in staff development activitiesMaintains professional expertise through involvement in professional organizations and continuing education programs.Case Coordination: Assesses needed services and supports and makes efforts to secure as appropriate.Communicates with appropriate agencies to keep providers informed of relevant developments.Maintains collegial relationships with team members, responding to concerns, , assessing progress and communicating on case developments.Age-Specific and Cultural Competencies:Demonstrates knowledge of population-specific differences and needs from pre-school through adolescence and applies this knowledge.Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with students/patients/families and co-workers.CCMC StandardsDemonstrates support for the mission and values of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC Standards.Performs other related responsibilities as assigned. Role Specific Responsibilities : Pediatric Psychology Provide direct clinical services to patients and families. Consult with multidisciplinary teams to optimize medical and psychological care. Participate in clinical research activities, including quality improvement initiatives. Provide supervision to pediatric psychology pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows, as well as teaching of medical students and pediatric residents. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May supervise graduate psychology practicum student(s), pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF:Theories, principles, techniques and practices of psychotherapy and behavior change.Human development and child and adolescent psychopathology and diagnosis.Clinical and behavioral presentation of children with emotional disturbance and developmental disabilities.Child care/Child welfare agencies and continuum of care services.SKILLS:Effective oral and written communication skills.Mental health/psychosocial/psychological assessment skills.Individual, group and family psychotherapy skills.Behavior modification and behavior assessment skills.Consultation and teaming skills.ABILITY TO:Provide comprehensive clinical and case management services to children, adolescent and families.Develop and assess effectiveness of clinical treatment plans.Collaborate effectively with team members, parents, caretakers, care providers, agency representatives and students.Intervene effectively in crisis situations.Adhere to documentation standards.Adhere to professional standards of conduct, ethical standards and CCMC Code of Conduct. Work Environment: Clinical work environment. Physical Requirements: Amount of Time (Choose which ones do apply) Occasional 25-50% day Frequent 50-75% day Constant > 75% day Stand ? ? ? ? Walk ? ? ? ? Sit ? ? ? ? Manual Dexterity/Repetitive use of hands, wrists, arms, elbows ? ? ? ? Forward reach w/hands and/or arms ? ? ? ? Climb or balance ? ? ? ? Stoop, kneel, crouch ? ? ? ? Overhead/above shoulder reaching ? ? ? ? Choose Applicable Lifting Demands LIFT Floor-Waist Waist-Shoulder Above Shoulder Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 15 - 25 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 25 - 40 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 50 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable PUSH/PULL Not Applicable 50 - 100 lbs. (push/pull only) Not Applicable More than 100 lbs.* (push/pull on wheels only) *indicate weight range Not Applicable lbs Doctoral degree in Psychology/Clinical Psychology/School Psychology/ Counseling Psychology required plus completion of an APA approved internship and post-doctoral fellowship or one year of supervised experience in a treatment setting for children and adolescents.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , Licensed Psychologist - Weight Management, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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