The incumbent in this position will conduct testing, diagnoses and evaluates mental and emotional disorders of residents in two State Long Term Care facilities; and, formulates and implements treatment plans and therapies. Other duties will include participating in care planning, DMOST evaluations, capacity consults, medication reviews and recommendations and Psych Team meetings. The incumbent will work closely with a part time Psychologist, part time Psychiatrist and our Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners and Social Service staff.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Selects, administers, scores and interprets a wide variety of psychological tests to measure and evaluate intelligence, achievement, personality, interests and other mental characteristics.
- Interviews and observes individuals at play, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
- Communicates with public, private and state agencies, community service organizations, courts, schools, police and families in order to develop effective treatment strategies.
- Analyzes information to assess individual problems.
- Evaluates the relevance and importance of psychological theories, concepts and principles.
- Identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops approach to treatment.
- Develops and implements treatment plans, evaluates effectiveness and adapts plans.
- Engages individuals in assisting in the identification of their emotional problems and in the identification of a variety of interventions to assist in addressing these issues.
- Provides psychotherapy and other various treatments to individuals, groups and/or families.
- Conducts psychological practice according to the ethical standards of psychology.
- Writes progress notes and reports regarding test interpretation, evaluation and individual progress.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Psychologist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology.
- Possession of a Delaware Psychologist license or eligibility for a Delaware Psychologist license.
Additional Posting Information
This posting may be closed on or before 7/12/2017 upon filling the vacant position.
Conditions of Hire
Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
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