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Psychologist II

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare • Leesburg, VA

Posted 26 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Other

Job Description

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is an award-winning behavioral health facility serving the needs of children and adolescents. Those services include an 87-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, a 15-bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital and a recently opened Outpatient Services Partial Hospitalization Program. North Spring has two service expansions planned over the next 18 months.

North Spring is situated on 42 acres of scenic green lands in historic Leesburg, VA, approximately 25 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. We provide therapeutic programs for adolescents in a safe and secure environment that encourages growth and self-responsibility.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 80,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Psychologist II provides psychotherapy and clinical care services for resident age 9 to 17 and their families. Provides psychological assessments as dictated by the treatment plan and within a time frame established by facility policy.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Provides psychological assessments as dictated by the treatment plan and within a timeframe established by facility policy.
  2. Provides psychotherapy services for residents to include individual, family and group therapy scheduling and facilitation of treatment team reviews and documentation.
  3. Attends all treatment teams for assigned residents.
  4. Attends weekly/monthly clinical supervision as assigned.
  5. Provides weekly clinical supervision as assigned.
  6. Approximately, 80% to 100% of psychological evaluations are completed for the facility (dependent on clinical caseload).
  7. Coordinates multifamily/group/family education group.
  8. Staff training
  9. On call/weekend coverage for clinical services.
  10. Completes all program notes before the end of the business day.
  11. Completes psycho-social assessment within 72 hours of admission.
  12. Monthly treatment team reports are due 48 hours before treatment team.
  13. Responds to crisis situations and manages resident behaviors in accordance with the Behavioral Management Program.
  14. Assists with the unit milieu to guide the development of acceptable habits and attitudes by consistently and fairly implementing the behavioral program, emphasizing good choices, and positive interactions.
  15. Consistently follows the program schedule and implements all safety and security procedures.
  16. Serve as a role model for residents.
  17. Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the facility.

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Job Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  1. Doctorate in Psychology or related field.
  2. At least one year recent experience in a residential setting with appropriate population preferred. 
  3. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  4. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  5. Offer will be subject to a criminal background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.
  6. A combination of mental health experience and relevant education to deliver psychotherapy service to consumers. The required knowledge, skills and abilities must be documented and observable in the application form and interview and can be verified by additional references. Good verbal and written skills, ability to rotate shifts and units as necessary, and ability to maintain residents' confidentiality. Knowledge of principles of psychology and child growth and development are also necessary. Limit-setting, responding to children and adolescents in a caring, mature manner, while maintaining professional boundaries necessary. Must consistently exhibit mental and emotional ability to understand and perform the essential functions of the job.

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Job ID: 52033
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