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Psychologist-Early Intervention

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Marcus Autism Center 
Requisition #:  74221

 

JOB SUMMARY

Marcus Autism Center is conducting a search for a clinical psychologist with specialization in early identification, screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and toddlers. This position primarily focuses on intervention for children ages 12 months to 36 months, who are referred due to concern for developmental delay or diagnosis of ASD. The program stresses providing caregivers with an initial understanding of ASD and developing empirically supported treatment recommendations. The position may also be asked to conduct diagnostic evaluations for children ages 12 months to 18 years who are referred due to a concern of ASD. 

We are seeking individuals who are interested in providing a high level of clinical care and who are interested in contributing to innovative early intervention and assessment. The psychologist will join a multidisciplinary early intervention and assessment team that includes professionals from psychology, speech/language pathology, medicine, and social work. The position may involve supervision of trainees at the practicum, predoctoral, and postdoctoral level.

Successful candidates will be well-trained, possess a PhD in clinical psychology, school psychology, or a related field and have completed an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship. Ideal candidates will have clinical training/background in early intervention programs, such as Project ImPACT, and assessment of toddlers and preschoolers and be research reliable in administering the ADOS-2. In-house training and re-specialization are possible for competitive applications. Candidates must be license-eligible to practice as a psychologist in the state of Georgia.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia licensed psychologist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Four years of experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting
  • Experience in conducting clinical supervision

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in providing family therapy/counseling
  • Experience in writing and research

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Proficient in neuropsychological and/or psychological assessments and/or treatments of children, adolescents, and young adults

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

A Psychologist supports and enhances the mission of the Division and Children's by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.

  1. Clinical Service:
  • Provides patient care that complies with the Professional Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children's policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and empirically validated research findings into practice.
  • Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.
  • Provides an authenticated report of all services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
  • Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.
  • Provides supervision as appropriate to allied health providers and/or support staff in the clinical area.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery.
  • Embodies our guiding principles and values.
  1. Research:
  • Actively supports research activities underway at Marcus Autism Center. 
  1. Teaching:
  • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.

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*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
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 - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more 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)

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. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Behavior Health


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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