Job ID: 289970840  |  Last Updated: 1/5/2021

Clinical Psychologist

The Everett Clinic, part of Optum
Seattle, WA
Applicant Contact
Jamie Piemontese
National Residency and Event Planner
(763) 361-5439
(570) 441-6191
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention to patients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

Develops and coordinates a clinical treatment program for the diagnosis, treatment, or referral of patients presenting moderate to severe social or mental behavior problems. Involves patient and/or family in treatment planning as appropriate.
Conducts individual, family or group therapy sessions based on ethical and medical necessity guidelines.
Develop and provide time-limited psychoeducational groups or ongoing therapy groups.
Conduct telephone screening for patients in crises. Provides On-Call coverage on rotating basis.
Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment plan coordinating with other medical staff.
Administers programs of treatment, interviews and observes patients, and evaluates case histories. Monitors patients' compliance with medication plan.
May interpret intelligence, achievement, interest, personality and other psychological tests to diagnose disorders.
Assist in admissions of patients to inpatient mental health facilities.
Treats disorders utilizing various psychological techniques and selects therapy.
Assesses patient progress and modifies treatment program accordingly.
Coordinates care of patients with referring physician or agencies.
Provide case management and/or long term care for selected patients.
Documents therapy according to established procedures via an electronic medical record.
Intervenes as a crises counselor in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.
Communicates with family to further the effectiveness of treatment program as allowed by law.
Coordinates with billing and modifies treatment according to insurance coverage and ability to pay.
Completes paperwork required by insurance companies and payors.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Must be flexible with schedule to meet demand for patient preferences and departmental business needs. This may involve some Saturday and evening hours.

Duties listed below are integrated into all job functions:

All staff members are to promote a positive and productive work environment by acting maturely and responsibly, satisfactorily performing his or her job responsibilities and conducting themselves in a professional, courteous and respectful manner toward fellow employees, physicians and patients.
Must relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extreme; (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others; and (c) respond openly and appropriately to feedback regarding performance from a supervisor.
Performs all duties in a manner which promotes and supports the Core Values and Compact of The Everett Clinic.
Integrates Lean principles, practices and tools to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.
Frequently must follow written and oral instructions as well as complete routine tasks independently.
Completes annual compliance training on HIPAA/Privacy/Confidentiality/Non-Discrimination/Harassment/Integrity Statement and signs Agreements.
Ensures confidentiality of patient information following HIPAA guidelines and TEC policies.
Attends training to meet requirements of the job position and as needed or mandated by TEC policies, Div. of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH), OSHA, L&I and other state/federal regulations.
Has regular and predictable attendance.

2% Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Note that these requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical, counseling and rehabilitation or research psychology. Knowledge of current social and health problems related to psychological disorders. Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies. Knowledge of group dynamics. Knowledge of basic computer skills and ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills; proficiency using EPIC and MS Office Suite. Familiarity with lean processes and continuous performance improvement systems.

Skills: Skill in counseling modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, brief therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT or DBT. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public. Works effectively and collaborative in a team environment. Organizes, prioritizes, and coordinates multiple activities and tasks. Problem-solves with creativity and ingenuity.

Abilities: Reads, speaks, understands and writes proficiently in English. Independent and self-directed. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. Remains calm and effective in high pressure and emergency situations. Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and to shifts in organizational philosophy and expectations. Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment interacting with leadership and interdisciplinary clinical staff. Ability to evaluate, diagnose, treat and commit patients. Ability to administer, score, interpret, and evaluate varied psychological data. Ability to write reports and document patients' progress within established timeliness standards

Education: PhD, or PsyD in Psychology required. Completion of internship
required by degree.
3 years' clinical experience, which may include internships, externships, or fellowships.

Certificate/License: Must be licensed by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Must be able to frequently stand and walk from place to place for long periods of time with intermittent breaks. Must be able to run during an emergency. Must be able to frequently use hands and fingers to handle, grasp or feel objects, tools, controls and medical or office equipment. Must be able to frequently repeat the same movements. Must be able to make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls and move arms and legs quickly. Must be able to speak clearly so listeners can understand and be able to understand the speech of another person. Must be able to hear sounds and recognize the difference between them. Must have a level of visual acuity to be able to see details of objects from near and far and see differences between colors, shades and brightness and determine the distance between objects. May have periods of prolonged sitting in connection with telephone or computer usage. Must able to use muscles to lift, push, pull or carry heavy objects. Occasionally may be required to lift up to 50 pounds and carry up to 24 pounds. Must be able to bend, stretch, stoop, twist, squat, kneel, crawl, push/pull, grasp, handle or reach out. Must be able to move two or more limbs together while remaining in place. Must be able to coordinate the movements of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving. Must be able to demonstrate proper body mechanics to support physical activity for long periods without getting tired or out of breath. Must be able to keep or regain the bodys balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems; may use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with managers, staff, customers, patients, the public and others encountered in the course of work, some of whom may be dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Can involve dealing with sick patients. With frequent exposure to communicable/infectious diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Interaction with others is busy, constant and occasionally interruptive. Typical office conditions and noise level is usually quiet. Work may be demanding at times. May require ability to work irregular hours.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CONTACT: Physicians, staff, patients, public and possibly vendors.

Job descriptions represent a general outline of job duties, functions and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and therefore their description may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point in time

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