Psychologist

first_img1) Responsible for providing counseling and psychotherapy tochildren and adolescent patients on an individual or group levelregarding a wide range of personal concerns related to their goals,needs, values, attitudes, conflicts, personal and interpersonalstyles, educational choice, academic functions, socialrelationships, developmental or emotional crises. Provides mentalhealth assessments of patients, treatment planning, cognitivebehavioral therapy, family therapy, and motivational interviewingand monitors patient’s progress and effectiveness oftreatment.Applies principles, methods, and procedures for understanding,predicting, and alleviating intellectual, academic, emotional,psychological, and/or behavioral disability and discomfort and tofacilitate effective functioning, and development process, intendedto help children and adolescents acquire or alter personal-socialskills, improve adaptability to changing life demands, enhanceenvironmental-coping skills, and/or develop a variety ofproblem-solving and decision-making capabilities.Provides assessment of any anxiety, depression, post-traumaticstress disorders (PTSD) and eating disorders. Advocates forpatient’s unmet needs. Provides clinical intervention (counseling,support) as needed.2) Evaluates patients and provides behavioral health services forpatients and families at the UF Health Pediatric Weight ManagementCenter within the established guidelines set forth by theUniversity of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. Assessespatient and family’s readiness for lifestyle changes and addressesany potential challenges using motivational interviewingtechniques.Provides general orientation to the UF Health Pediatric WeightManagement program, review of expected appointments schedule andallow patients and family the opportunity to ask questionsregarding the program to improve compliance with positive lifestyle changes.Maintains patient records and case documentation utilizing EPIC EMRand adheres to productivity and encounter completionexpectations.May participate in the educational programs of the university byoffering seminars, courses, and/or supervising the clinical,academic and research experiences of students and residents.3) Assists the Bariatric Division chief in patient recruitment instudies, carrying out the research protocols in the Division, andconducting research activities related to Obesity Medicine,counseling, psychopathology, psychotherapy, mental healthcharacteristics and quality of life as it relates toacademic/social/emotional functioning of the patient to promotehealthy lifestyle. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Job Description: A doctorate in Psychology is required with experience in usingMotivational Interviewing is preferred but could be obtained duringthe employment, and previous experience serving in a medicalconsultation and liaison role.Must have the ability to use a combination of immediate,short-term, and long-term individual and family therapy to increasemotivation to change diet and physical activity level. Thepsychologist will assist the patient and family in coping withemotional stresses associated with being overweight and boostconfidence especially to make healthier life style changes andwithin the school system. This is a time-limited position. Time limited positions are basedon circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the lengthof time for which the position is available.Background Check is Required.To be considered you must upload your Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and3 References.University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville: Visit this link to watch thevideo.Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting enddate.This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are stillunder consideration and need not apply. Classification Title: $75,000 to $85,000 depending on education and experience.center_img Special Instructions to Applicants: Health Assessment Required:Yes. Minimum Requirements:A doctorate in psychology from an accredited college oruniversity, which includes one year of supervised internshipexperience in professional psychology; and licensure as apsychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter490, F.S. Preferred Qualifications: Expected Salary:last_img read more