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Psychologist - Autism Therapy Program

Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.

Mission Statement
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Works as part of the overall rehabilitation team providing clinical services to help patients maximize their potential and independence in returning to their community. Referrals are made to the proper disciplines within the Hospital or outside resource agency when a patient needs to go beyond the scope of what the psychologist can provide.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionEmbrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by:

  • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Opening more doors to opportunities for underrepresented cultures
  • Growing talent and people
  • Evaluating and eliminating disparities
  • Taking action against injustices, bias and racism
  • Honoring our differences and how to collaborate
  • Educating staff, patients and the communities we care for
  • Restoring Hope and Freedom, togetherEssential Job Responsibilities:
    • Evaluates client's condition and need for psychological services.
      • Completes a thorough interview and history of the patient, with input from parents or other family members as appropriate.
      • Administers and interprets psychometric tests as needed.
      • Shares results and treatment implications with the referring agent and/or members of the treatment team.
      • Establishes short term and long term treatment objectives for each client based on results of the interview and history, supplemented with results from neuropsychological and other psychometric testing (if applicable). Implements the treatment plan and either provides or arranges for the provision of the psychological services needed to meet the stated objectives for each client.
      • Provides all necessary cognitive or behavioral instructions to the client and family throughout their involvement at Mary Free Bed, and particularly just prior to discharge.
      • Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and behavioral management as needed.
      • Provides supervision to Master's level Psychology staff and/or postdoctoral residents as needed.
      • Consults with attending physician and other members of the team regarding clinical treatment and management of the client.
      • Attends and participates in team conferences.
      • Maintains complete, accurate, and current records of all clinical service rendered.

        Other Job Responsibilities:
        • Supervises students, interns, or post-doctoral fellows.
        • Participates in presentations, tours, or speaking engagements when requested by chief psychologist.
        • Participates in research studies as approved by chief psychologist.

          Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
          • Doctorate degree in Psychology. (PhD or PsyD)
          • Active license in good standing with the State of Michigan.
          • Physical Demands:
            • Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time);
            • To lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally;
            • To sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing;
            • To use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)

              Other Preferred Job Qualifications:
              • Completion of a formal postdoctoral residency in the area of specialty.
              • Two years of clinical experience in an applied health care setting.
                Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids , Psychologist - Autism Therapy Program, Healthcare , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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