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University of Utah Health Psychology Resident - Huntsman Mental Health Institute in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

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

This position is responsible for providing psychological evaluations and consultations; individual, family/marital, and group intervention to children, adolescent and adult patients in both inpatient and partial hospitalization settings.

This internship position is twelve months in duration.

Responsibilities

  • Attends rounds with the multidisciplinary treatment team and reviews patient treatment and progress.

  • Administers varied psychological assessments.

  • Provides direct service delivery in individual and/or family therapy, and group psychotherapy.

  • Participates in didactic seminars, weekly supervision, and individual evaluations during each rotation.

  • Maintains medical records and current charting on assigned patients, and complies with quality assurance standards related to this documentation.

  • Informs supervisor of therapeutic interventions and assessments taken with each patient.

  • Complies with the ethical principles of psychologists published by the American Psychological Association, with the Utah State Psychologists Licensing Act, and with all psychology staff policies and procedures at the University of Utah.

  • Provides group supervision to psychology interns and supervises practicum students in providing group therapy.

  • May participate in an organization for psychology interns.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to complete work in a timely fashion, balance training goals with clinical demands, and adhere to the managed care policies that do not allow Interns to provide and/or bill for their clinical services.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.

  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

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

  • Completion of an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship.

  • 400 hours of practicum experience.

  • Internship authorization and coursework verification.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Hospital-based psychological practices.

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

  • This is a youth focused position. Rotation possibilities include acute inpatient or longer-term inpatient with comprehensive assessments, and day treatment / partial hospitalization programs, for children and adolescents presenting with a variety of diagnoses.

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 10 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those with psychiatric conditions.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Sitting, Speaking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 44309
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Name Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI)
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UNI CST 93G PSYCHOLOGY
Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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