Psychologist

Location:

Marietta, Georgia, United States

Date published:

17-Jul-2019

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for consumers with a broad range of mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team to plan and direct each individual member’s treatment program. Provides consultation to psychiatrists, community clinician’s and other professionals.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop, implement, coordinates, and evaluates clinical treatment recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of consumers with acute or chronic mental illness and intellectual disabilities.

  • Conduct psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations.

  • Participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment.

  • Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed medication regimens, within the scope of practice.

  • Collaborates with physicians and licensed clinicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.

  • Provides consultation to primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.

  • May prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.

  • Charts consumer’s treatment and progress in accordance NPS, DBHDD, CARF and NCQA regulations.



Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education, Licensure and Experience:                   

PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling required from an accredited college or university. Licensed by the State of Georgia, 3-5 years of experience. Knowledge of behavioral health resources, state regulations and APA standards as it relates to client care and treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality. 
Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychological testing, diagnosis, and crisis intervention
Knowledge of various psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation. 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.