Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement is available.
Programs for Children Adolescents (PFCA) is the outpatient service component of the University of New Mexico Hospital Children's Psychiatric Center. We provide an array of outpatient mental health services for a highly diverse population of children, adolescents, and families primarily from Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County. Many of our clients speak Spanish in the home. PFCA offers clinic, community-based, and homebased mental health services for children between the ages of 3 and 18 presenting with a variety of psychological, social, emotional and behavioral disorders.
The prospective psychologist will provide psychotherapy and psychological testing. The University of New Mexico is a training hospital, and this position will likely involve supervision of pre-doctoral psychology interns and/or other trainees. The position will involve opportunities to participate in program development and quality improvement projects.
Responsible for mental health care and education. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Provide psychological evaluations; assesse individual and group treatment and family interventions
EDUCATION - Participate in staff education programs; orient new employees; provide psychological input at patient care conferences; provide direction for new or temporary personnel
PATIENT CARE - Document all patient care activities/interactions; collaborate with community and state-wide mental health agencies to ensure follow-up patient assistance
SUPERVISION - Direct support staff, as needed
CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Ph.D. or Psy.D. Counseling, Clin Psychology, Psychology
Documented experience in age appropriate environment
Licensed Psychologist in State of New Mexico
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
1 year directly related experience
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials
No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment