Geisinger Health System Clinical Psych Specialist in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Clinical Psych Specialist

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE; Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY:

Assesses patient needs and abilities, and developing treatment plans to facilitate improved patient functioning/symptom resolution. Provides individual, family, couples and groups psychotherapy as deemed clinically appropriate. Participates with the Division of Psychiatry Team and all other team members where program planning as required.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality service and patient satisfaction.

Works under the direction of the Operations Manager, Psychiatrist or AVP of Psychiatry.

SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:

Participates in research process as indicated by the needs of the Division of Psychiatry.

Participates in professional conferences and training provided by the Division of Psychiatry.

Participates in education of students and other professionals.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING-Knowledge of theories and methodologies for psychological counseling; ability to conduct a planned counseling interaction and design a counseling process to facilitate clients' progress toward meeting counseling goals and objectives.

PSYCHOTHERAPY-Knowledge of psychotherapeutic models, theories and methodologies; ability to implement psychotherapeutic programs based on the principles and procedures of mental health and related disciplines to increase an individual's sense of well-being.

HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ETHICS COMPLIANCE-Knowledge of health care policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS-Demonstrates oral, written, and electronic communications skills

HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

TIME MANAGEMENT-Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.

TEAM PLAYER-Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.

INDEPENDENT WORK-Demonstrates ability to work independently or with limited supervision

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Master's Degree in social work, psychology, nursing or other related discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of three years related experience required.

Appropriate professional-related Pennsylvania licensure required.

Previous treatment experience with individual, group, or family psychotherapy required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work performed in clinical environment-Universal Precautions

May be required to work multiple shifts and weekends

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.