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Postdoctoral Psych Resident-Marcus Feeding Program

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Marcus Autism Center 
Requisition #:  64403

 

JOB SUMMARY

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post-doctoral psychology fellow will provide a minimum of 2000 hours of direct psychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to patients and families.  This position will be for a minimum of 12 months.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. or Psy. D candidate in professional psychology
  • Completion of three years of graduate study at an APA-approved doctoral program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • BLS within 30 days of employment
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • One - two years experience working with children in a psychology-related capacity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • NA

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Communication and team-building skills
  • Proficient skills in psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Evaluates patient and family psychosocial needs and provides appropriate direction to the team to meet needs under the supervision of the psychology rotation supervisor.
  2. Meets the psychological and neuropsychological needs of the patient and family through assessment of needs, psychological/neuropsychological testing, and short-term counseling. This includes referral to outside agencies as appropriate.
  3. Serves as a consultant and coordinator of psychosocial care to the primary caregivers in providing input and feedback regarding the psychosocial plan of care for identified patients.
  4. Provides liaison services to patient’s local school systems to assist with obtaining academic placement and services.
  5. Develops appropriate behavioral and treatment plans for children experiencing psychological difficulties secondary to medical treatments.
  6. May participate in ongoing research as available on clinical rotations.
  7. Participates fully in all required trainee meetings, presentations, and seminars.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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