Clinical Psychologist

  • R-0000002977
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Human Services
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

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Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Department

CC002347 MUHA | SYS - Population Health Program

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-08

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Job Description Summary

MUSC’s Department of Population Health is seeking a licensed clinical psychologist. This grant funded role is a full-time, on-site position, to provide comprehensive, integrated, and specialized clinical care to support improved behavioral health services and outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease. The psychologist will work closely with the Hematology/Oncology and Primary Care teams to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes of patients and their caregivers by addressing their emotional, psychological, cognitive and social needs. Clinical populations served include all pediatric and adult patients diagnosed with sickle cell disease. Services are provided in-person or via telemedicine. Responsibilities will include the following, conduct comprehensive psychosocial evaluations and formulate treatment plans according to needs of the sickle cell patient. Provide individualized therapy using a variety of directive, nondirective, and supportive therapy to help patients gain insight into personal issues, define treatment and life goals and assist in achieving these goals. Expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing is desirable. Provide family centered therapy when appropriate and collaborate and consult with other treatment team members as necessary to optimize treatment. Monitor each patient’s progress and revise treatment plans and goals as appropriate and administer, score and interpret self-report questionnaires, diagnose behavioral health disorders when indicated, and develop treatment plans as needed. Develop and facilitate group counseling with families, patients, and/or family members (such as sibling support groups, teen patient groups, sickle cell patient support groups).

Job Description

Plans and supervises psychological programs; evaluates existing programs to determine if desired objectives are being achieved. Advises subordinate psychologists regarding test interpretation, treatment programs and research projects. Performs psychological evaluations and psychotherapy for special or difficult cases. Provides information and serves as resource within the agency regarding psychological services. Prepares assessments of impairment including comprehensive residual functional capacity determinations that outline all limitations imposed by medical impairments. Constructs specialized test instruments or modifies existing instruments to evaluate clients; prepares reports on findings. Participates in treatment team meetings; advises on individual treatment programs. Develops and presents training sessions related to the medical aspects of disability adjudication.

Additional Job Description

Eligible candidates must have completed a doctorate program in clinical psychology. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in South Carolina. Five or more years of experience in a health-related field preferred. Expertise with the sickle cell population is desired, though qualified candidates with experience with medically complex individuals are encouraged to apply. Prior experience delivering evidence-based therapies for behavioral health disorders is required (e.g., CBT, DBT, ACT, and FAP). Experience with substance use disorder therapies and treatments preferred.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in South Carolina

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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