Job Description

Job Title: Psychologist II - Autism
Job ID: 673741
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Behavioral Science Div
Location: 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090

Description

Purpose:

The Psychologist II will conduct evaluation with young children suspected of meeting diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This involves diagnostic interview and assessment, including administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2). The psychologist also provides feedback and recommendations to patients, families, and/or community agencies/providers. Depending on skills and areas of expertise, the psychologist may assume additional roles or specialty services to other programs; however, the psychologist’s primary role will be diagnostic evaluation of ASD.

Provides evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of neurodevelopmental, behavior and/or mental health concerns. Provides diagnostic interviews/assessments with patients and/or families, conducts appropriate testing as needed, and provides feedback and recommendations to patients, families, and/ or community agencies/providers. May function as a sub-specialist within the unit or provide specialty services for other programs. Coordinates with care teams to plan behavioral health treatment across levels of care.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrates highly developed knowledge and skill in the area of differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.
  • Perform psychological assessment with accurate diagnostic impressions.
  • Provides behavioral health services using empirically validated treatments and interventions.
  • Provides behavioral health services in using an acute and maintenance model.
  • Schedules sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are maintained within the department.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant literature and empirically validated treatments.
  • Maintains knowledge of the literature relevant to the relevant patient population.
  • Provides crisis sessions to support and assist patients experiencing acute distress and/or symptoms as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with other service lines at UPMC and outside agencies assuring continuity of care with referral sources and other providers.  May participate in research efforts by assisting in subject recruitment, conducting reaching assessments or treatment as directed by supervisor.
  • Participates in regular supervisory meetings with direct supervisor to review adherence to program standards.
  • Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams regarding patient care and treatment planning.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate and complete records and data collection performed in a timely fashion.
  • Provides formal teaching and supervision for staff and trainees.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Psychology or related field.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in position specific area (preferred).
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Psychologist license

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $30.89 to $52.76

Union Position: No

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