Position Title: PSYCHOLOGIST

Internal Close Date: 08/26/2020
Requisition Number: 15212078
Position Code: 480
Department: CPC Programs for Children
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Days
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:

Preference for bilingual, Spanish speaking.

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.
Accountability:
  • 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 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • 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"

  • Education Requirements:
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. Counseling, Clin Psychology, Psychology

  • Experience Requirements:
  • Documented experience in age appropriate environment

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • 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/Spanish

  • 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.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials

  • No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment