2666-177 Job Description
General Summary of Position Responsibility:
The Palliative Care Psychologist will provide therapy to inpatients under the palliative care service, as well as, working with their families. In addition, be an integral member of the palliative care team.
Essential Job Functions:
- Conducts DSM-IV multi-axial diagnostic evaluation of children and adolescents.
- Provides individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families.
- Provides psychological testing of children and adolescents, including intellectual and projective tests.
- Writes letters, notes, and formal clinical reports on client contacts. Communicates progress over the telephone as appropriate.
- Participates in formal multi-disciplinary diagnostic and treatment staffing by providing psychological expertise.
- Engages in research in areas related to children and their families.
- Provides supervision for varying numbers of participants in the APA approved internship training program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Minimum education required to perform job: A doctoral degree in clinical psychology with appropriate APA- approved internship.
- If degree is in a related area (i.e., human development), must have completed an APA-approved clinical internship.
- Required licensure and/or certification: current license required, or license eligibility within one year.
- Minimum experience required to perform job: at least two years experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy to children and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders and/or providing family therapy to children and adolescents.
- Special physical requirements: sits and stands throughout the day. Must be able to physically restrain aggressive children.
Chicago, Illinois, United States Position Type