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UNM Hospitals is the largest community mental health provider in the state of New Mexico. The Psychiatric Center treats both adults and children and provides a wide variety of services including but not limited to: Addiction/Recovery, Forensics, Senior Programs, Native American Programs, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

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  • At UNMH, you’ll find a world-class care environment that will bring out the best in you. Here, we treat everyone with respect. We listen to our patients, anticipate their needs and make everyone feel welcome.
  • Since we work at a teaching hospital, we keep our skills fresh, learn from mistakes, are thorough and accurate, and open to change. We’re also able to think about the big picture without losing sight of the smallest detail.
  • Working together, we collaborate and encourage each other, but can also work with autonomy. We share ideas, welcome feedback, and value the diversity of our teams.
  • While you build your career with UNMH, we’ll help you excel with ample training and learning opportunities. After all, you’re helping care for people throughout our community, our state, and our region.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Behavioral Health RN at UNMH? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Diplomatic

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Benefits of Employment

  • Medical, Dental (Free for full-time) Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA

  • Up to 6% hospital contribution to the 403b retirement plan

  • Holidays and Sick Days

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Relocation Reimbursement

  • Nursing Mother Rooms, Cafeteria

  • Close to Public Transportation, Restaurants, and Entertainment

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Responsibilities

Job ID
15479042
Category
Behavioral / Mental Health
Department
CPC Programs for Children
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
04/05/2021
Position Summary:

**PFCA is the outpatient component of the UNMH Children's Psychiatric Center. We provide an array of mental health services for a highly diverse population of children, adolescents, and families primarily from Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Many of our clients speak Spanish in the home. PFCA offers clinic, community-based, and home-based mental health services for children aged 3 to 18 with a variety of psychological, social, emotional and behavioral disorders.

The postdoctoral fellow will provide psychotherapy and psychological testing. UNMH is a teaching hospital, and this position will involve opportunities to work with trainees. Additionally, the position will involve opportunities to participate in program development and quality improvement projects.**


Post Doctoral Fellow position. Under the supervision of one or more Clinical Psychologists, provide full psychological assessment, diagnosis, and therapy, case management services, referral, and follow-up for acute, chronic, or moderately disturbed mentally ill clients and/or patients, as part of a pre-licensure program required to attain fully licensed status as a Clinical Psychologist in New Mexico. Clinical activities will occur in integrated behavioral health settings including primary medical care or specialty medical (i.e. Pain, Cardiac, Transplant) care settings. The fellow’s time will be divided between direct patient care, administrative and support activities, and supervision and training activities. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.Accountability:
  • PATIENT CARE - Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administer programs of treatment; interview patients in clinics, hospitals, and other settings and study medical and social case histories

  • PATIENT CARE - Observe patients in various situations; select, administer, and interpret intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment

  • CONSULTATION - Provide consultation to other mental health professionals with regard to test results

  • PATIENT CARE - Treat psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques; select appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies

  • PATIENT CARE - Assess patient progress and modifies treatment programs accordingly; communicate with and counsel family members as appropriate

  • PATIENT CARE - Document therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding medical records; implement and adhere to policies which ensure patient confidentiality

  • PATIENT CARE - Provide crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment

  • DEVELOPMENT - Participate in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques

  • Provides psychological consultations to other mental health professionals within hospitals, clinics, and other community based agencies with regard to clients and/or patient care

  • Receives guidance, training, and detailed review of work from licensed clinical psychologists within the unit

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • Doctoral Degree in related discipline

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Complete pre-doctoral internship and be license eligible within one year

  • The postdoctoral fellowship is a one-year appointment. The expectation is that fellows will submit documentation for licensure within 6 months of date of hire, and complete the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology within 10 months of date of hire.

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials

  • No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment

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