The primary job function is to provide direct clinical services to medical patients and family members, serve on multidisciplinary teams to provide care optimization by addressing the social and behavioral determinants of health that impact treatment adherence and healthcare inequity, engage in the provision of supervision, program development, and research activities in accordance with training goals, and complete relevant supervision and training requirement according to Delaware Psychology Licensure. The fellowship is aligned with Christiana Care strategy and designed to prepare psychologists for a career in integrated behavioral medicine in accordance with Optimal Health, Exceptional Experience, Caregiver Experience, and Organizational Vitality.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct ambulatory clinical services to medical patients and family members while taking individual, cultural, and social determinants of health factors into consideration.
The direct clinical services may include the following:
Phone-based consultation and triage for newly referred patients Psycho-diagnostic evaluation Individual, couples, and family psychotherapy Health behavior assessment and intervention services Referral to internal and external behavioral health specialists or care providers as needed. Crisis management as needed.
Provide acute care clinical services to medical patients and family members. The clinical services may include the following:
Provide direct patient consultation and brief intervention Provide provider consultation regarding the patient's care needs and the social and behavioral determinants of health
Serve on Multidisciplinary Teams to
Provide direct patient consultation and brief intervention Provide provider consultation regarding the patient's care needs and the social and behavioral determinants of health Attend relevant multidisciplinary meetings
Provide integrated behavioral medicine care in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Concord Health Center. Integrated care services may include:
Provide direct patient consultation and brief intervention Provide provider consultation Provide individual, couples, and family psychotherapy
Training, Education, and Supervision
Engage in training and supervision activities with psychology externs, interns, and other healthcare trainees under the supervision of the licensed supervising psychologist Develop training initiatives to provide relevant educational activities across the healthcare system Receive weekly supervision in accordance with requirements for obtaining Delaware Psychology Licensure Participate in relevant training and education opportunities with the behavioral health training program and the healthcare organization
Engage in ongoing research, program development & evaluation, and quality improvement projects Develop and implement and individual research, program development/evaluation and/or quality improvement project over the course of the fellowship
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
The psychology postdoctoral fellow will provide training and supervision of psychology externs, psychology interns, and other healthcare trainees under the supervision of the licensed supervising psychologists.
The postdoctoral fellow will receive a minimum of four hours of supervision per week provided by the supervising licensed psychologist at HFGCCRI and/or a designated licensed psychologist if needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited psychology program. If the degree is not yet conferred, the applicant must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the fellowship.
Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship.
Specialty training, clinical experience, and/or expressed interest in psycho-oncology and behavioral medicine.
Interest in behavioral medicine research, participatory action research, program development & evaluation, community outreach, and/or clinical supervision is strongly desired.
Interest in addressing health inequities through social, psychological, behavioral, and ecological factors strongly desired.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
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