Licensed Psychologist Director - Clarks Summit State Hospital


: $51,530.00 - $72,960.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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JOBLicensed Psychologist Director ensures the psychological services are provided to the inpatients of the Clarks Summit State Hospital, including appropriate psychological evaluations and treatments; to ensure provision of consultation, counseling, and education as needed. The position includes supervision of all behavioral health clinicians in the Psychology Department. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. Full-time employmentWork hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday with a 30 minute lunch periodMultiple positions may be filled from this postingBased upon the nature of the duties in the position description, the individual selected for this position may be required to annually disclose specific personal and business financial information in accordance with Management Directive 205.10 regarding Financial Disclosures Required by the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES1. Develops and maintains a plan for the Psychology Department which assures that appropriate psychological services are provided. 2. Coordinates the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrates new policies and procedures into existing programs. 3. Assures that the Psychology Department meets the standards for all accrediting and certifying bodies. 4. Provides updates of hospital wide goals and objectives as delineated in the hospital wide Program Plan and Budget through memoranda and Department Directors meetings. 5. Assures that the Psychology Department meets all quality improvement standards and is integrated into the total hospital wide quality improvement service. 6. Consults with psychiatrists, physicians and other professional personnel concerning diagnostic, evaluation and therapeutic training programs. 7. When assigned and needed, works with patients in areas of assessment, psychological testing, counseling, etc. 8. Establishes the clinical competencies and privileges of psychologists and recommends same to the facility's Assistant Superintendent for Social and Rehabilitative Services, Clinical Director, or other appropriate accrediting authority. Specific sub-tasks include: a. Participation in assigned committees b. Monitors the clinical and treatment needs of the patients in the hospital as a whole and provides suggestions for improvement of care, new programs and/or modifications of other programs. c. Oversees the Cognitive Remediation Program. d. Provides clinical consultation and direction to department staff and to staff from other departments in the areas of psychological services and clinical treatment practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) and Positive Practices Resource Team (PPRT). e. Serves as Team Leader for DBT; f. Task: Supervises clerical staff and management-level staff in the department to ensure that departmental goals and objectives are met; g. Participates in new initiatives as they evolve at CSSH, i.e., 'seeking safety', etc. Specific sub-tasks include: a. Provides administrative supervision of assessments of licensed subordinates. b. Documents degree to which staff is accomplishing its major duties. c. Formally reviews subordinates' performance at least semiannually and then annually. d. Develops, modifies, or changes job descriptions, performance standards, and A.D.A. statements. e. Monitors and controls employee absence through sick leave usage and work-related injuries to reduce costs and ensure adequate staffing. f. Initiates disciplinary action when warranted.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSQualifications:PA residency requirement currently waived for this titleMinimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year as a Licensed Psychologist Manager; or two years as a Licensed Psychologist, MH or a Psychologist one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or two years of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation, one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a current license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of psychology or possession of a current license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board. [Pennsylvania licensure must be obtained within one year of employment]Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding licensure, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your license to your applicationA resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.Must be able to perform essential job functionsLegal Requirements:Some positions come under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA state Police and FBI clearance.A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination.Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at INFORMATIONScore valid for this specific posting onlyScore based on information reported on application and supplemental questionsProvide complete and accurate information or:score may be lower than deservedapplication processing may be delayeddisqualification may resultMay only test once under this announcementEmail notice of test results provided Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17; Telephone Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)Internet:

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