Department Health & Human Services,
New Hampshire Hospital – Concord, NH

Full Time Perm w/Ben $53,397.50 -63,440.00/yr
Position # 16044

Job Description: Professional level of diagnosis, psychological treatment, clinical supervision and consultation. Works under the administrative supervision of a Chief Psychologist.

Timely administration and analysis of psychological test batteries to acute psychiatric inpatients for: cognitive assessment, personality and psychiatric diagnoses, treatment and discharge planning.

Expert clinical consultation to psychiatrist, neurologist, treatment team, guardian, aftercare agencies, judicial hearings.

Determine and provides psychological treatment (crises intervention, individual, behavioral and group therapy, cognitive training to severely disturbed acute psychiatric inpatients); provides family counseling when indicated.

Consultation with nursing staff about management of difficult patients.

Timely progress notes and psychology discharge summaries.

Clinical supervision of doctoral level psychology interns, graduate students and psychologist with provisional privileges.

Attends and contributes to continuing education of peers and allied professionals.

Participates in and suggests Psychology Q.A. audits and clinical program evaluation efforts.

Supervisors Workplace Safety Accountabilities

Ensures compliance with established hospital and departmental safety policies and procedures by:

-conducting periodic (minimum quarterly basis) on site reviews;

-completing competency based review, when applicable;

-providing on the spot reinforcement/training on safety issues; referring staff to formal training programs, as appropriate; and

-recording safety related initiatives for annual reporting.

Total Commitment to Quality

Participates in the formulation of the mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives for the Department. Carries out same by acting as an agent of the Department within the hospital. Supports the organizational mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives as demonstrated by a positive leadership presence in unit based, departmental, hospital wide, or in public meetings/committees.

Participates in the process of continuous quality improvement by supporting unit based quality improvement activities. Demonstrates commitment to customer service values in professional conduct and by promoting such values in assigned staff.

Other information:
Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from a psychology program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Experience: Five years’ experience in clinical psychology, two of which shall have been in a clinical or hospital setting supervised by a doctoral-level psychologist who is licensed by a State Board of Professional Psychologists. Any practical clinical work not included in the specific education requirement as outlined above may be counted as experience. For example, practicums, clerkships, externships, internships, assistantships and clinical services rendered in connection with gathering data for dissertation may be utilized to fulfill the experience requirements.

License/Certification: Licensed as a Psychologist by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice. Candidates not currently possessing a New Hampshire license must obtain it during the initial probationary period.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Prior to appointment, applicants applying for this position must submit an official document attesting to the experience requirement of this classification.

Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.

In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application. If copies of transcripts have been requested please reference this and have them forwarded to the Human Resources office at the recruiting agency.

For further information, please contact Barbara Dawson, PsyD at (603) 271-5758.

Concord, New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services - New Hampshire Hospital
Barbara Dawson, PsyD
36 Clinton Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
United States