The Psychologist will assess individuals with mental and emotional disorders through observation, interviews and, on occasion, psychological screening tools/tests to formulate and deliver related forms of treatment. This individual will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to support patients by assisting them in gaining insight, defining goals and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment. The Psychologist will identify psychological, emotional and behavioral issues using information obtained from the interdisciplinary team, patient interviews, records and other reference materials. The Psychologist will use a variety of treatment methods such as brief counseling, individual and group psychotherapy, behavior modification, CBT, DBT, stress reduction therapy and play therapy. Treatment interventions will address individuals and groups regarding problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, behavioral problems and family dynamics with the goal of modifying behavior to improve personal, social and vocational adjustment. The Psychologist will be directly involved in and support team efforts related to patient de-escalation, crisis intervention and restraint application as necessary, quality improvement activities, regulatory compliance efforts, psychology intern/extern supervision and other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Duties of the TH Psychologist will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides general psychological and behavioral services to individual patients and families on designated units as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Records all clinical observations and findings as they pertain to the patient's diagnosis and treatment.
Attends appropriate staffing huddles/conferences and patient care conferences to provide feedback about psychological and behavioral interventions and outcomes.
Provides consultation to patients and families from other departments in the form of diagnostic evaluations and psychological/behavioral treatment and interventions.
Participates in the organization, design and implementation of psychological and behavioral services that meet the needs of patient care, as well as, the requirements of local, state and national accrediting agencies.
Participates as required in the training of psychology graduate students and interns by providing clinical instruction and supervision in the principles and practices of psychological diagnosis and treatment.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of psychological research studies.
Acts as a liaison with the Department of Psychiatry and unit leadership as it pertains to psychological studies taking place in the hospital, while following all related hospital policies and IRB rules.
Meets with unit leadership and clinical supervisor on a regular basis regarding the design and implementation of psychological services to meet the needs of patient care, teaching and research.
Required Qualifications :
PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA approved program with an APA approved internship.
Experienced with crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation techniques.
Experience in behavioral treatment modalities and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Experience providing evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy.
Experience with risk assessment/management with providing supervision to psychology trainees.
New York State license or eligibility.
Full-time availability to work flexible hours and days.
Preferred Qualifications :
Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Credential as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Clinical experience with short-term therapeutic interventions
Clinical experience with motivational therapy/interviewing.
Track record of research and teaching
This position will remain posted until filled or for 90 days max.
An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. For full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date). If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
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Official Job Title: TH Psychologist
Job Field: Social Work/Behavioral Health
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: Varies to include some evenings Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: Apr 15, 2020
Posting End Date: Jul 15, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: SL4
Internal Number: 2000003
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