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Improves psychological functioning of patients and their families via psycho-diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services. Assists in clinical staff education and is viewed as a clinical resource. May provide clinical supervision as directed by department/site manager. Develops treatment protocols and designs, executes outcome studies regarding treatment effectiveness. Primarily works in the outpatient setting and independently manages a case load.
Provides patients and/or their families with psycho-diagnostic services, clinical/therapeutic services, crisis intervention services, and provides quality individual, couple, family and/or group therapy.
Conducts comprehensive assessments, diagnoses, formulates and monitors individualized treatment plans and treatment interventions. Applies brief therapeutic intervention model as appropriate.
Provides case management and utilization review services for patients. Provides education to patients and/or families.
Effectively evaluates results of the tests and presents diagnostic results to appropriate clinical staff. Confers with the medical director on difficult issues as necessary. Functions as a clinical resource and provides consultation to clinical staff in the interpretation of results and its impact on the treatment plan of the patient
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions.
Actively participates in clinical supervision and peer review activities. Provides consultation with other professionals, including ongoing clinical team treatment staffing. Assists in education and training activities designed to enhance clinical staff skills.
May provide direct clinical supervision to clinical staff, field placement and/or intern students as directed by the site/department manager or medical director.
Provides community education and outreach, including referral, development and marketing efforts to generate new business. Makes appropriate referrals to services and serves as a liaison with these referral sources in coordination with other staff to insure continuity of care in discharge planning.
Documents treatment plans, discharge summaries, aftercare plans, records for billing and any other activity according to department/service area procedures or standards. Maintains and updates patient records according to organization, state, and federal guidelines.
Assists in treatment development, innovation and improvements. Participates in performance improvement activities and care management initiatives as directed. Designs and executes outcome studies for clinical effectiveness as directed.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.
Psychologist who provide services to Aurora Psychiatric Hospital patients must be privileged in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws prior to offer of employment and will be held accountable to those bylaws in addition to the performance expectations outlined in this document and associated job standards.Eligibility for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Skilled as a generalist and has one or more specializations. Extensive knowledge and skills in the application of theory, practice and techniques of behavioral health and/or substance abuse treatment services.Ability to effectively communicate with patients and their families to modify attitudes, feelings and behaviors, which are maladaptive and/or ineffectual.Demonstrated ability to function in a complex mental health delivery system.
Experience in the Outpatient Setting
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