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PSYCHOLOGIST

Job ID 14708727 Department CPC Programs for Children Location Albuquerque, NM Date posted 06/08/2019
Position Summary:

Our Programs for Children and Adolescents is the outpatient department for Childrens Psychiatric Center. It is a high volume outpatient treatment setting. We work with children and their families who have varied and sometimes multiple psychiatric diagnoses.

In this role, you will provide, oversee, and/or administer intake/diagnostic assessments, counseling therapy, and crisis intervention.

Programs for Children and Adolescents is a high-intensity clinical environment which requires independent decision-making. You will lead and train lower level counselors/social workers, students, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position.


Responsible for mental health care and education. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.Accountability:
  • PATIENT CARE - Provide psychological evaluations; assesse individual and group treatment and family interventions

  • EDUCATION - Participate in staff education programs; orient new employees; provide psychological input at patient care conferences; provide direction for new or temporary personnel

  • PATIENT CARE - Document all patient care activities/interactions; collaborate with community and state-wide mental health agencies to ensure follow-up patient assistance

  • SUPERVISION - Direct support staff, as needed

  • CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees

  • 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:
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. Counseling, Clin Psychology, Psychology

  • Experience Requirements:
  • Documented experience in age appropriate environment

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Licensed Psychologist in State of New Mexico

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

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • 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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