Lifespan Corporation Providence , RI 02940
Reports to Psychological Services Coordinator Child Development Center. Administer and interprets standardized psychological tests to assess cognitive and behavioral development of children with psychically and mentally handicapping conditions. Functions as a member of interdisciplinary team providing diagnostic evaluations and treatment services to handicapped children.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
Administers standardized psychological tests and interprets results in conjunction with pertinent historical data to assess cognitive and behavioral development. Organizes and prepares information for medical records.
Functions as team member in interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluation of child providing impression of psychological status and input into overall diagnostic and treatment plan.
Functions as coordinator on interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluation of selected CC patients chairing conference interpreting results to patients organizing and dictating team conference summary for medical record and for distribution to appropriate community care providers periodically reviews case to reassess progress and recommendations
Serves as liaison between Child Development Center and psychologists in community providing consultation services as requested.
Provides individual therapy for behavior management and in treatment of developmental or emotional problems participates in conferences with schools and treatment centers for ongoing development and monitoring behavior programs.
Participates as team member or serves as consultant to Child Development Center programs such as Meningomyelocele Down Syndrome and Phenylketonuria to provide psychological assessment or therapy to enrolled children.
Performs duties required as member of assigned committees within Center such as Admissions Follow-up Research Education etc.
Participates in instruction of psychology students and other students affiliating at Child Development Center. Participates in workshops and seminars presented by Center.
Conducts and/or participates in research activities based on clinical observations and assessments.
Maintains and enhances professional expertise through appropriate educational activities.
Masters Degree in Psychology with one year of experience in evaluation and treatment of children.
Thorough knowledge of therapy and techniques of developmental psychology for evaluation of cognitive behavioral and emotional development in physically and mentally handicapped children.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients families students staff and professionals within community.
Therapy skills to provide effective treatment program.
Analytical and numerical skills to interpret psychologist tests and to design carry out and interpret research data.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of human development stages (child and adolescent) and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Between three and six months on the job training to obtain the experience required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal office environment with occasional exposure to communicable diseases.
Occasional risk of injury evaluating patients with behavioral or emotional difficulties.
Performs independently within the departments policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to the supervisor when clarification of the departmental policies and procedures are required.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Per Diem