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The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers
in the U.S., remains one of America's leading not-for-profit
centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of
behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our
dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients
and their families with the highest quality of personalized care.
Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults
struggling with mental illness as well as offering services
specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric
The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of
Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening
for a full time psychologist in the Hartford HealthCare Ayer
Neuroscience Institute's Epilepsy Center. The position will be
embedded within the Epilepsy Center but reflects a collaboration
between Hartford HealthCare's Neuroscience Institute and the
Behavioral Health Network, which includes six hubs throughout the
state. The Epilepsy Center has undergone significant growth in the
past several years and is providing the highest level of care for
people with seizures. Our mission is to maintain convenient, rapid
access for people with seizures anywhere in CT, coordinate their
care to achieve the best outcomes, and to provide all necessary
services including neuro-surgery when appropriate.
This is a very collaborative position, closely connected to the
Epilepsy Center providers, all of whom are aligned in the core
mission of optimizing quality of life for people with epilepsy.
Seizures are one of many factors affecting quality of life, and
often a secondary issue after mood disorders, disempowerment, PTSD,
or other psychosocial sequelae. The psychologist will work closely
with a psychiatrist and a social worker to craft a strong program
to support the behavioral health of our population, and combat the
biological and social barriers faced by our patients. In addition,
the psychologist is considered an integral part of the Epilepsy
Center, maintaining an office in the clinic, and regularly
attending faculty meetings and refractory epilepsy conference. In
addition, the psychologist will interface with other behavioral
health specialists within the Neuroscience Institute, including
psychiatrists and licensed clinical social workers, and will work
to develop and enhance a behavioral health service line within the
Institute, including developing a clinical and research oriented
program for people with PNES.
Additional expectations for this role include coordination of
care with the social worker to identify community psychiatric and
Social Services resources, connecting patients with primary and
specialty care providers, educating other providers about NES and
epilepsy, and assisting patients in staying connected with
community and state resources, school or vocational rehabilitation,
volunteer opportunities, support groups such as the Epilepsy
Foundation of CT and other community supports. Collaboration within
the hospital system includes identifying needs and referring to
in-house services including primary care, speech and occupational
therapy, sleep medicine and nutrition.
Opportunities for research and training (psychiatry residents
and fellows, psychology trainees) also exist and are an integral
part of the psychologist's role.
A synopsis of duties includes:
* Providing behavioral health services to adults, including
diagnostic assessment and evaluation of treatment needs of medical
patients on site, collaboration and consultation with medical
providers, brief and evidence-based treatments for behavioral and
mental health issues, * Effective utilization of screening measures
and assessment tools, * Data management including tracking symptoms
and treatment outcomes, * Participating in program development, *
Developing and implementing psychoeducational materials for use in
the medical setting, * Participating in team meetings, case
management and coordination, outreach and communication with
outside providers, * Independent maintenance of treatment records.
* Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD.) or Doctorate in
Psychology (Psy.D.) from an APA accredited institution * One year
APA approved internship in Clinical Psychology * Licensed to
practice Psychology in the State of Connecticut * Training and
experience in clinical health psychology, integrated primary care
or other medical settings * Excellent written and verbal
communication skills * Self-directed and capable of working
independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment * Spanish
language proficiency a plus
We take great care of careers.
As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute
of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits
package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally
located urban community:
* Medical and dental benefits * 401(k) plan with employer match
* Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
* Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount
programs * Historic park-like grounds designed by Frederick Law
Ohlmsted * Individual offices for full time clinicians
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
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