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University of Utah Health Psychologist - Young Adult CAT (YA CAT) Program in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and University of Utah Health are seeking a dynamic and experienced Psychologist for our Young Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (YA CAT) Program at the HMHI Murray location!

Our Psychologist will be working in the HMHI Murray Building with all the responsibilities of an inpatient environment, and they will partner with the YA CAT Nurse Manager to maintain operational responsibilities associated with an off-site location, including the coordination and supervision of EVS, facilities management, and dietary services located in the building.

This position provides psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services of a clinical nature through direct patient care and consultation to hospital and Neuropsychiatric Institute patients.

Program Overview:

The Young Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (YA CAT) Program at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute is an elective service that offers a 4-8 week, comprehensive clinical evaluation for individuals of ages 18-30 in a residential environment with the capability of providing stabilization in a supervised setting, either before transitioning to the residential facility or if such stabilization is required following decompensation while at the residential facility.

Unlike an acute inpatient hospitalization, the duration of the YA CAT Program allows for the opportunity to conduct expansive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Such interventions include regular psychiatric and medical evaluation, psychological assessment, behavioral and educational/career/vocational assessment, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

The YA CAT Program utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurses, career/vocational specialist, expressive therapists (music, art, and recreation), psychiatric technicians, and dietitians.

The comprehensive nature of the assessment helps to provide diagnostic clarity and guide recommendations for future therapeutic modalities and treatment levels of care.

Corporate Overview:

The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Responsibilities

  • Evaluates patients to determine status.

  • Provides direct psychological services for hospital and/or Neuropsychiatric Institute patients.

  • Collaborates with University and community agencies and departments to provide psychological and social services through outreach and consultation programs.

  • Develops mental health programs of a remedial, developmental, and preventive nature.

  • Trains and supervises pre-doctoral psychology interns and practicum students.

  • Assists in directing or working within agency program and support areas, as assigned by director.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Program development and evaluation skills.

  • Outreach consultation skills.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Ability to provide patient care to patients and families resistant to treatment and delivering quality care within the constraints of managed care.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Ph.D or Psy.D. degree from an APA accredited graduate program in counseling, school or clinical psychology.

  • Current licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.

  • One year experience in psychotherapy, group or family therapy within a clinical setting.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Experience with hospital- based psychological practices (inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and / or outpatient).

  • Experience with individual, family, and group psychotherapy; and a variety of assessment experiences including intellectual, neuropsychological, and affective/behavioral assessment.

  • Licensed for two years or more, and experience, training, or interest in providing clinical supervision to interns and residents.

  • Completion of an APA-approved doctoral internship.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those with psychiatric conditions.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

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To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 51417
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 0800 - 1630
Location Name Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI)
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department HMH OPC 93F YOUNG ADULT CAT
Category Behavioral Health