Psychologist

Job Position: Psychologist

Minimum Education: 
  1. Doctoral Degree (M.D.)
  2. Physician licensure
  3. Psychology Residency and Board Certification

Minimum General  Experience: Five (5) years of experience in a hospital or clinical care setting engaging in counseling methods, using psychology, behavior modification, crisis intervention, and hospitalization to treat mental illness.

Functional Responsibility: 
  • Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results. 
  • Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies. 
  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; supervising staff provision of services.
  • Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers. 
  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, and  rules.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries.

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