Staff Psychologist 2

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Patient Care: Perform direct patient care of pediatric patients within the scope of the psychology license, education and experience. Consistently contributes toward the advancement of clinical patient care and improved outcomes. Interview and assess patients to determine presence of condition/disease and to establish preventive behavioral and mental health practices. Determine nature and extent of impairment, prescribe and administer appropriate behavioral or mental health interventions or assessments. Perform procedures, collect data, analyze data and make decisions regarding patient care, including initial screening, assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, care, reassessment and discontinuation of care. May formulate, maintain, support, monitor and modify a patient-specific plan for care, treatment and rehabilitation based on the patient's assessment. If a subspecialist, works to establish a local or regional referral base.

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence

Participates in and/or leads ongoing educational activities for continued enhancement of clinical expertise.

* Effective Communication

Provide for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged. Provide data which will contribute to the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization's capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care.

* Policy Compliance

Maintains good standing in the department by compliance to licensure and credentialing criteria. Comply with policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Follow Cincinnati Children's established code of ethical behavior in decisions and actions regarding marketing, admission, transfer, discharge and billing. Review timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information.

Skills & Competencies

* Development

Knowledge of growth and development

* Family-centered care

Understands and support family-centered care

* Clinical Knowledge - Specialty

Professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide evaluation and treatment of complex patients in one or more specialty areas

* Diversity Appreciation

Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself

* Communication

Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills

* Clinical Care Skills

Demonstrate skill in clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and evidence based therapeutic interventions.

Required:

* Doctor of Philosophy OR Doctor of Clinical Psychology OR equivalent

* Licensed Psychologist

* Approval from CCHMC Medical Staff Services Division

* 2 years related experience

Preferred: We are seeking a candidate with broad clinical skills including ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, depression.

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