Psychologist - Baystate Health

Req#: R19101
Category(s): Behavioral Health, Psychologist
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join our Family Advocacy Center team!

Resume required with application

SCHEDULE:

  • 40 hours position; Monday – Friday
  • Springfield, MA

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Doctorate of Psychology
  • Psy D licensure for State of Massachusetts (required)

Baystate Medical Center is a 716-bed independent academic medical center and a teaching site of the UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate. Includes Baystate Children’s Hospital, the Wesson Women and Infants’ Unit, the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, and more. 

As the community’s major referral hospital, we provide a wide range of services now for more than 140 years to include emergency, surgery, cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, behavioral health, therapy and more.

  • More than 700 physicians on active and courtesy staff across our health system
  • More than 197,000 Emergency Department and Urgent Care visits annually at Baystate Health
  • More than 4,000 babies delivered each year across Baystate Health hospitals
  • Training site for the Family Medicine residency, and for residents in emergency medicine, surgery, and obstetrics programs based at Baystate Medical Center

For more information, please visit us online at: baystatehealthjobs.com or interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers

All correspondence can be directed to:

Melanie Bischoff, Healthcare Recruiter

Melanie.Bischoff@Baystatehealth.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Summary: 

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. Demonstrates 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.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provides age appropriate treatment to patients.

2) Evaluates patients to assess presenting problem, contributing history, and current mental status.

3) Develops behaviorally specific treatment plans including measurable treatment goals.

4) Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established standards consistent with NCQA guidelines.

5) Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third party payers to secure reimbursement.

6) Conducts meetings with families, significant others and other service providers as delineated in the treatment plan.

7) Provides psychological testing as requested or necessary for assessment or treatment purposes.

8) Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager as needed for service quality evaluation, and program development.

9) 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.

10) Participates in other special activities of the department as requested by the Practice Manager.

11) Observes all health and safety requirements.

12) Incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.

13) Management has the right to add or change to the job responsibilities at any time.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) Experience working with individuals with trauma histories

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Knowledge of medical terminology and of health care systems

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Doctor of Psychology: Clinical Psychology (Required)

Certifications:

Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Licensed Psychologist – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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