Clinical Psychologist-Peds Cardiology
Company: Advocate Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: November 20, 2023
***This position is apart of a new program AAH is building for
our Pediatric Heart Transplant program. The Psychologist would
serve the pediatric cardiac population in both inpatient and
outpatient settings. The priority focus will be supporting patients
and their families pre/post heart transplant. Great opportunity to
build a support program for pediatric transplant patients along
with other cardiac patients.*** Major Responsibilities:
- Provision of Clinical Psychological Services
- 1)COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Conducts psychodiagnostics
assessment (i.e. diagnostic evaluation) according to established
clinical protocol, formulates case conceptualization (i.e.
diagnostic impression of presenting problem), establishes
psychiatric diagnosis according to DSM criteria, recommends
appropriate treatment plan and documents according to established
department procedures and hospital policies.
- 2)Provides diagnostic consultative services as ordered by the
- 3)Provides psychotherapy on an individual, couple, family
and/or group basis following acceptable clinical guidelines for
specific clinical disorders.
- 4)Formulates goal-oriented treatment plan with expected
outcomes in collaboration with the patient and family where
- 5)Educates patient and family (where appropriate) regarding the
nature of the patient's illness, it's expected course, treatment of
illness and alternative treatments.
- 6)Assess patient's and the patient family's level of
understanding and motivation and level of compliance to engage in
treatment according to plan, including their expected roles in the
treatment process and makes appropriate changes in treatment plan
- 7)Develops plan to incorporate community-based resources as
- 8)Develops strategies where appropriate to assist families and
other health care providers in management of the patient's
behaviors and illness.
- Program Specific Activities
- 1)Designs clinical programs as appropriate and as assigned or
approved by the Director.
- 2)Coordinates the clinical services of staff providing clinical
supervision as appropriate and as assigned by the Director.
- 3)Evaluates program performance in terms of process and
- 4)Works collaboratively with other staff and professional on
projects of this nature.
- 5)Provides the Director with regular reports. regarding all
aspects of program development and evaluation.
- 6)Other duties as assigned.
- Education, Training and Research
- 1)Provides education to patients and families about the role of
the psychological factors in illness, treatment and recovery from
- 2)Provides other health care providers (i.e. nurses,
therapists, aids) with education regarding psychological factors in
illness, treatment, and recovery from illness as well as approach
to and management of patient and families.
- 3)Provides other professionals (i.e. psychologists, physicians,
social workers, residents) with education regarding psychological
factors in illness, treatment, and recovery, as well as management
of patient and families.
- 4)Presents educational material in formal settings (i.e.
rounds, seminars) inside and outside of the hospital setting as
- 5)Presents educational issues to the community.
- 6)Provides clinical training and supervision to psychology
graduate students, medical residents and students according to
departmental procedures, hospital policies, Division and Department
standards, and Standards of Practice for Psychologists as
authorized by the Director. Seeks authorization from the Director
for any psychology student training, including both clinical and
- 7)Provides clinical supervision of staff as appropriate as
assigned by the Director.
- 8)Provides the Director with regular reports regarding the
clinical supervision of students and staff and their performance in
the area of clinical supervision.
- 9)Conducts all research activities with authorization from the
Director, adhering to established Departmental procedures, hospital
policy, and Standards of Practice for Psychologists
- 10)Presents completed and ongoing research to colleagues at
- Education, Training and Research (Accountability C
- 1)Supervises staff in research as appropriate and as assigned
by the Director.
- 2)Provides Director with regular reports of staff supervision
in research activities.
- Professional Development, Demeanor, and Conduct
- 1)Provides clinical services in a professional and customer
- 2)Conducts self in a professional and courteous manner with
concern and respect for both internal and external customer
- 3)Provides professional services in strict accordance with
Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Psychological
Association for Licensed Clinical Psychologists.
- 4)All documentation of clinical services in the patient medical
record and maintenance of the medical records are completed
according to established departmental procedures; Division and
departmental guidelines, hospital policies and Standards of
- 5)Attends and participates in all appropriate patient staffings
to facilitate multidisciplinary treatment planning and care of
patients and families, as well as aftercare planning collaborating
with other health care providers on issues regarding patient
treatment and management.
- 6)Attends and participates in continuing education for clinical
psychologists working with patients with psychiatric, psychological
or behavioral health problems in accordance with standards set
forth by the Division of Psychology / Department of
- 7)Reports on conferences, seminars and workshops attended at
appropriate department meetings for the purpose of informing and
- Departmental Activities
- 1)Attends and actively participates in Division Training
Activities if involved in Psychology student training.
- 2)Attends and participates in all relevant team, department,
and division administrative and planning meetings as assigned or
- 3)Other duties as assigned.
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited
- Completion of APA accredited Internship / Residency in Clinical
- Graduate curriculum / coursework and clinical training which
reflects preparation to function as a psychologist in the area of
- Five years clinical experience, including one year predoctoral
internship / residency, one year minimum post-graduate (doctoral
level) clinical experience supervised by a licensed Clinical
Psychologist and at least 3 years of clinical experience in area of
specialization in clinical psychology. (e.g. , Clinical Psychology,
Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Advanced knowledge of and skills in case conceptualization,
formulation of behavioral treatment plan and collaborative and
multidisciplinary treatment planning.
- Advanced knowledge of and skills in psychiatric diagnosis using
current DSM criteria.
- If performing psychological testing, position requires:
Advanced knowledge of and skills in psychodiagnostics assessment
and evaluation, psychotherapy and psychological testing
commensurate with the level of education and training and as
appropriate for the area of specialization (i.e., Clinical
psychologist, Health psychologist, Neuropsychologist,
Rehabilitation Psychologist, etc.).
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Ethical Principles and Standards of
Practice for Psychologists (APA).
- Advanced knowledge of and skills in customer-oriented service
and customer satisfaction (Internal and External customers).
- Basic understanding of and skills in teaching and education,
clinical supervision, and training and research.
- Basic knowledge of clinical leadership, coordination of
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois.
- Appointment of Provisional or Associate Level of the Doctoral
Professional Staff, Division of Psychology / Department of
Psychiatry, Lutheran Hospital
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Ability to work in a brief managed care friendly model with
patients and families across the continuum of care throughout the
- Must be able to respond to urgent and emergent patient needs 24
hours/day, 7 days per week.
- Ability to provide care in accordance with clinical parameters
set by the Associate Medical Director of the Health Plan
- Accountabilities percentages may vary dependent on the type of
job (Neuropsychologist, Health psychologist, Rehab psychologist,
- If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact
the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting
requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when
patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling
equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other
associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement
situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work
expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
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