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Clinical Psychologist - Pediatric Specialty Care

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Clinical Psychologist for Pediatric Specialty Care is a doctoral level position that provides psychological assessments, consultations, and limited treatment, as indicated, as well as teaching to residents, medical students or others as directed by the Division Director. The position is based in an active Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics program, which is part of a multi-specialty pediatric group practice at the largest medical center in the state of Maine. The patient mix includes children from infancy through adolescence with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, developmental and/or cognitive delays, learning disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, behavior problems, sleep disorders, encopresis, and other neurodevelopmental concerns. This is a full-time, 40-hour a week position.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

1. Education: Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or related field from an APA/CPA accredited university.

2. License/Certifications: Licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist by the State of Maine.

3. Experience: Prior experience working with pediatric patients at risk and/or diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Training and experience in administering/scoring/interpreting cognitive, developmental, and psychodiagnostic assessment instruments including the ADOS-2. Specialized training/experience with assessment and treatment planning related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

4. Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Advanced study of mental health assessment practices, regulations, and laws relating to clinical psychology practice.

5. Understanding of principles of legal documentation and medical release of information.

6. Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring and interpretation.

7. Knowledge of community mental health service delivery systems and other resources.

8. Knowledge and skill in psychological and behavioral interventions.

9. Skill in working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

10. Ability to work sensitively with variety of personalities.

11. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with families, colleagues (e.g. physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other team members), community agencies, etc.

11. Proficient computer skills.

12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

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