Provides clinical psychological and support services for HIV-infected youth and their families, including assessment, psychological testing, brief psychotherapy, and when indicated, longer-term therapy, group therapy, and behavioral interventions to help patients manage procedures and treatments (such as HIV disclosure, risk reduction counseling, pill swallowing evaluation, and treatment adherence counseling and education). Collaborates in development of training and educational programs for staff and for patients and families. Fosters effective multi-disciplinary communication concerning patients, families, and the work of the medical team. Promotes principles of patient- and family-centered care, participates actively in departmental rounds and work groups, provides leadership in addressing complex psychosocial problems, and advocates for the mental health needs of HIV Services patients.
The Psychologist is responsible for the care of patients in the hospital and clinics, as well as research, educational and advocacy initiatives as determined by the Division and/or Center leadership
Minimum Education Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) PhD in Developmental or Clinical Psychology or PsyD (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 0 years Successful completion of postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology. (Required) And 3 years Experience as member of a multidisciplinary team and working with parents across ethnic boundaries. Experience in a pediatric academic setting. Evidence of participation in collaborative research within the realm of early childhood. Interest in teaching/supervision. (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Knowledge of current principles, methods and interventions for the delivery of psychological services including diagnosis and treatment in the area of expertise. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of psychological care. Ability to function independently in evaluating patient problems and developing a plan for patient care. Ability to incorporate ethical concepts into patient care and discuss these with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team. Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to maintain quality and safety standards. Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with legal and ethical standards for the delivery of psychological care.
Required Licenses and Certifications Psychologist Licensed in Washington, DC. Fully licensed and credentialed psychologist at Children’s National Medical Center. Upon Hire (Required)
Functional Accountabilities Commitment to World Class Care
Provide clinical services for patients at Children’s Hospital and other approved sites in an ethical, professional and timely manner.
Provide oversight of the medical care team and manage direct patient care for a specified patient population; improve continuity of care, customer service and partnerships with community physicians through timely completion of records and communication.
Provide on-call services as determined by the Division Chief.
Actively participate in family centered care and communicate in a professional and compassionate manner; refer patients to specialists and to relevant ancillary services as appropriate.
Appropriately utilize the defined chain of command and escalation policies.
Respond to team members and outside providers in a timely and respectful manner; communicate clearly to trainees expectations regarding patient updates and notifications of significant clinical changes, and encourages questions from trainees.
Commitment to Advocacy
Participate in CNMC’s advocacy initiatives.
Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy to promote population-based pediatric health and well being.
Teach patients and families about treatment, prevention, and care enhancement techniques.
Participate in specific health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
Commitment to Research
Conduct research of significant scientific value in the clinical and translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.
Participate in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.
Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.
Participate in research committees, workshop special interest groups, etc.
Commitment to Education
Participate in CNMC's medical education programs through learning activities with colleagues and trainees.
Participate as appropriate in hospital/university –wide educational programs.
Participate as appropriate in local, regional and national educational efforts.
Provide timely feedback to trainees.
Ensure adequate orientation for the care that the trainees deliver.
Supervise and train clinical professionals and students effectively.
Commitment to Quality & Compliance
Follow established bylaws, policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Adequately and promptly complete all clinical documentation as required by JCAHO, other regulatory bodies and/or the Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures include complete clinical charge documentation.
Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.
Cooperate and participate in the development, implementation and revision of policies affecting medical practice, judgment and quality of care; Participate as a member of special care teams, Medical Staff and hospital committees.
Review and prepare protocol for use by staff. Evaluate patient care according to adopted protocol and Quality Assurance program criteria. Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff; acknowledge and report medical and/or other errors as well as participate in efforts to prevent them.
Children's National Hospital, based in Washington, DC, celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation's top 10 children's hospitals. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the fourth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children's National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2020, construction will be complete on the Children's National Research & Innovation Campus, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children's National has been designated twice as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Children's National is home to the Children's National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation...'s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care, and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.