Job Information

University of Utah Staff Psychologist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN36853B

Job Title PS Psychologist

Working Title Staff Psychologist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Up to $90,000 depending on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Staff Psychologist provides psychological assessment, diagnosis, and referral information of a clinical nature through direct patient care to children referred to the University Developmental Assessment Clinics ( UDAC ). UDAC programs include the Child Development Program, the Neonatal Follow-up Program, and the Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Program. Clinics are held in Salt Lake City and Lehi at Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Center and also through telehealth. This position will work closely with a multidisciplinary team including Pediatricians and Nurse Practitioners, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses, and other Psychologists to provide assessments and diagnosis to children who have or are at high risk for developmental problems.

The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest department in the University of Utah School of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. We are committed to improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care. For more information about the Department of Pediatrics, please visit: . Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued in the department.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions

  1. Provide direct psychological evaluations to patients referred to the University Developmental Assessment Clinics, working primarily with the Neonatal Follow-up Program, Child Development Program, and Heart Center Neurodevelopmental Program. Participate in weekly care conferences and staffing meetings.
  2. Perform intake and standardized developmental assessments, evaluate patients to determine potential diagnostic conditions and treatment plan. Provide feedback, support and advice to families regarding developmental and behavioral issues.
  3. Collaborate with the University of Utah, school districts, and community agencies and departments. Prepare reports for parents and other agencies.
  4. Train and supervise pre-doctoral psychology interns, post-doctoral psychologists, and practicum students.
  5. Assist in working within support areas as assigned by UDAC Director.
  6. May also participate in longitudinal outcome research by performing assessments with other University Hospital programs (e.g., Pediatric Neonatology).
  7. Work as a strong team member with UDAC psychologists and other UDAC team members. Participate and support quality initiatives.

Clinical duties consist of several clinic sessions per week, (i.e., performing assessment and diagnosis). Clinics are both in person and virtual.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


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.

Minimum Qualifications


Ph.D or Psy.D. degree from an APA accredited graduate program in counseling, school or clinical psychology or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

Current licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Utah.

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


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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Department Specific Preferences

  • Experience (or willingness to learn) with assessment and treatment of developmental conditions (i.e. Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Fourth Edition, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition, etc).
  • Specialization (or willingness to learn) in the assessment and treatment of early childhood neurodevelopmental conditions (i.e., autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability).
  • Assist the psychology team in program development and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills, gets along well with team and patients.
  • Comfortable evaluating patients in both in-person setting as well as virtual setting.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 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 University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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 or 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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