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Pediatric Psychotherapist

Location: Tampa, FL

FLSA Status: FT – Non-Exempt

Salary: Salary

Department: Neuropsychology

The pediatric psychotherapist will be responsible for providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents (ages 5-18) who have various neurobehavioral, neurodevelopmental and medical conditions. Typical conditions seen are ADHD, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and behavioral disorders, as well as anxiety and depression and other co-morbid psychosocial, behavioral and psychiatric concerns. Clients with medical conditions such as TBI/concussion, seizure disorder and neurogenetic conditions also are seen, though less frequently.

Position Responsibilities/Standards (include but are not limited to):
Abilities:
• Exceptional clinical skills in delivering psychotherapeutic intervention to children, adolescents and their families, as we as, expertise in providing parents skills training and support.
• Comprehensive knowledge of cognitive and cognitive behavioral interventions, including the ability to develop and monitor individualized behavior plans.
• Knowledge of public and private school processes and procedures as well as the ability to consult with school program as needed.
• Excellent note writing, organizational, and time management skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Flexibility to work hours that will accommodate patient population.
• Experience and interest working with early child population (0-5) as well as providing group therapy are preferred but not required.

Essential Functions:
• Provide individual, face-to-face evaluation of clients as necessary or required to provide effective and comprehensive attending psychiatric services.
• Provide accurate and high-quality assessments and plans of care for clients and their families.
• Partner with staff to ensure services are integrated into the clinical treatment.
• Provide appropriate documentation in the medical record whenever psychiatric services are provided includes using an Electronic Medical Record system.
• Perform customary utilization review, medication monitoring, and peer review activities.
• Ensure all psychiatric medical records are complete on an ongoing basis and within 30 days after a client’s discharge.
• Provide referral of clients to medical specialist when appropriate.

Teamwork:
• Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
• Take direction and initiate actions (cross/additional training) that will allow the assumption of cross-functional duties to ensure seamless patient care.
• Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary.

Personal Development:
• Participate in continuing education activities and obtain required contact hours.

Adherence to System and Departmental Policies:
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals.
• Demonstrate adherence and support of Service Standards as evidence by observation and client feedback.
• Demonstrate adherence to System/Department Complaint Management Standard.
• Demonstrate adherence to System/Department Dress Code Standard.
• Demonstrate adherence to System/Department Safe Practices Standards.

Education/Experience:
• Graduate of an accredited school of Psychology
• Valid registration and current license as LCSW (Licensed Social Worker) or LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
• At least 2 to 4 years of experience in patient care setting.
• Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records Systems

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or control; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

1. Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need.
2. Potential to be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients.
3. Standard use of office equipment including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones, etc.
4. Position is in a well-lighted office environment.
5. Involves sitting approximately 90 percent of the day, walking or standing the remainder.
6. Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting patients.

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