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Psychologist - HMHI Youth Intermediate Services Float

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:


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 provides psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services of a clinical nature through direct patient care and consultation to hospital and Huntsman Mental Health Institute patients.

Huntsman Mental Health Institute: Youth Intermediate Services Float Psychologist - The Huntsman Mental Health Institute Youth Intermediate Services department includes a child day treatment program (Kidstar), two adolescent day treatment programs (Teenscope and Teenscope South), and a girls' residential treatment program (YRT). The Float Psychologist would typically move between the four programs in which they would provide individual, family and group therapy coverage when the primary therapist is out of the office. In addition, the position would also include psychological testing administration for children and adolescents admitted to these programs. This role may extend to offer coverage on the inpatient units if necessary.

Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills and can quickly adapt to new situations and a rapidly changing environment. Flexibility and ownership are key skills necessary for success in this position.

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 five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


* Evaluates patients to determine status.
* Provides direct psychological services for hospital and/or Huntsman Mental Health 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 doctoral psychology interns and externs.
* 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.




* 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)


* 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

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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