Clinical Psychologist
Bayless - Phoenix, AZ

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How does Bayless stand apart from other healthcare employers?

  • Relationships - Relationships are the foundation of our services for both staff and patients. We value all of our staff and the individual contributions that, together our efforts, promote patient, staff and community well being.
  • Career advancement - We offer career paths for all staff that support their personal and professional interests and skills. Through on-going training and educational programs, including in some cases tuition reimbursement, we empower staff to embrace opportunities for professional growth.
  • Innovation - No matter what role our employees hold, we encourage innovative and inspired solutions that improve our workplace, industry, and community.

Professional Growth and Development
Since 1977, Bayless has been known for its continuous learning and improvement offered to all staff. We believe that lifelong learning and collaboration are necessary components to our integrated health model of care because it provides the essential framework from which clinicians can better serve the whole patient.

We offer weekly didactic training and case consultations that help our staff stay current of the latest treatments and technologies, achieve CME requirements, and advance their clinical skills and licensure. We also provide assistance with licensure exam preparation that will further a clinicians career.

To assist with our employee’s development, we offer career advancement opportunities for clinicians who advance to different licensure levels. These opportunities include added responsibilities, PTO, and salary. We offer a comprehensive package to all clinicians that include competitive salaries, benefits, professional growth, mileage stipends, IT, toolkits, and supervision.

Supervision
We offer supervision that is regular, reflective, and collaborative in nature and available regardless of licensure requirements. We value supervision and support the professional growth of all staff. Bayless supports a framework of supervision for all staff central to the process of learning and to the expansion of the scope of practice that includes encouraging self assessment, analytical, and reflective skills.

Equal Opportunity
Bayless Healthcare is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity educator and employer. We participate in E-Verify, provide background checks on all of our staff and are committed to providing a safe, healthy, productive, and efficient work environment for our employees as well as our customers and public in general.

Benefits
Bayless BHS provides a comprehensive benefits package that represents a significant part of the total compensation plan.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • On-going training and professional development

*ClINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: *

1. Oversees the implementation of, monitors the delivery of, provides delivery of and ensures the quality of psychological, mental health and behavioral health program services.

A.Consulting Clinical Psychologist for contracted behavioral units.
B.Conduct psychological, mental health and behavioral health services in a time efficient manner, in accordance with the code of ethics of appropriate professional organizations (e.g., American Psychological Association) and the standards of Behavioral Health Licensing as is pertinent to contracts/programs including psychological assessment/evaluation, counseling and consultation services
C. Conducts screenings, intakes, and/or assessments for potential admission in facility behavioral units. Build culture and behavioral support for residents and staff.
D. Clinical oversight of the Program.
E. Behavioral screening for appropriateness of all new admissions.
F. Oversee the drafting and implementation of all the Behavioral Care Plans for members who reside in the Program. Insure that Behavioral Care Plans include the involvement and input of other members of the Professional Treatment Team and the Multidisciplinary Team.
G. Oversee discharge status reviews of each Member a minimum of once each quarter. Discharge reviews are to be done in accordance with Program discharge criteria, and must include the involvement and input of other members of the Professional Treatment Team and the Multidisciplinary Team. Final discharge and placement decisions are to be made by the Health Plan Case Manager and the Consulting Clinical Psychologist.
H. Provide and/or oversee the training of the Program Manager.
I. Provide consultation to unit staff which shall include in-service trainings, crisis calls, admission and discharges to the unit.
J. Participate in developing and implementing clinical rationale to new contract units for behavioral units for both mental health and dementia related disorders.
K. Conducts neuropsychological and psychological evaluations and supervision within the parameters of the code of ethics of appropriate professional organizations (American Psychological Association, Board of Behavioral Health).
L. Demonstrates sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual, and role differences among persons, families and programs served.
M. Utilizes program and participant data to recommend program services and activities that best meet the interest and needs of the participants and contractors.
N. Develops relationships with providers of mental health services in the community to facilitate the referral of program participants to best meet the need of participants.

2. Mentors and supervises assigned staff, students and volunteers in the provision of quality mental health services.

a. Guides designated staff in the identification of their competencies, expertise, and limitation; creates an individualized, ongoing, Professional Development Plan. This includes supporting professional growth opportunities for staff, providing and demonstrating “how-to” skills, engaging in opportunities for discussion, reflection, and response to information and issues.
b. Utilizes staff observations to communicate information that will: improve staff knowledge and understanding of children, families, and department procedures; assist staff to plan future interventions and strategies; assess the progress and growth of their program, and assigned children and families.
c. Interviews, hires, mentors and trains designated staff.
d. Provides supervision that is regular, reflective and collaborative in nature to designated staff and interns with respect to psychological services, assessment/evaluation services, consultation, services, counseling and other behavioral health services.
e. Develops and/or coordinates provision of ongoing and comprehensive training for designated staff in appropriate program areas.
f. Maintains established work schedule, is punctual, keeps appointments, willing to adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs and changes, and utilizes time effectively.

3. Advocates for program services on behalf of its participants and staff.

a. Networks and advocates through active participation in community meetings, agency/department and community committees, and membership in associations/organizations that effect and impact the program/agency’s services and participants and/or address unmet needs of participating families.
b. Advocates for the development and support of services that are prevention/early-intervention oriented, culturally sensitive, community-based, family-centered, and encourage family preservation and self-sufficiency.
c. Makes presentations, develops and/or recommends activities to staff and the community that will publicize the department’s programs and services.

4. Maintains established work schedule, is punctual, keeps appointments, is willing to adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs and changes, and uses time effectively.

a. Performs duties in an organized, efficient, and timely manner
b. Takes corrective action to ensure delivery and quality of services for entire nursing staff.
c. As assigned, ensures staff members’ awareness of and compliance with program, agency, and state policies.
d. Evaluates and ensures performance is based on professional practice standards, regulations, and organizational criteria indentifying areas of strength, as well as areas for professional/practice development.
e. Uses a comprehensive data system to monitor the delivery and documentation of services, progress and performance of staff members, and other ongoing job responsibilities.
f. Analyzes program and promotes research and integrating evidence-based knowledge into the identification of best practice in the delivery of nursing cared to the appropriate population.
g. Ensures maintenance, cleanliness, effective utilization, and safety of the physical facility and equipment.
h. Monitors and requests supplies and services, as appropriate.
i. Demonstrates sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual, and role differences among persons and centers served.
j. Decisions and actions are based on ethical principles that foster a non-discriminatory climate in which care is delivered in a manner sensitive to socio-cultural diversity.
k. Maintains availability to supervisees via email and telephone access throughout the work day, makes arrangement for coverage with other Lead when unavailable, informs staff of who to contact when unavailable.

5. Provides leadership
a. Encourages and supports the process of team development. Is proactive in working to ensure positive and effective team functioning, and to address any issues that may interfere with a constructive team process.
b. Facilitates and participates in integrated team process.
c. Manages change effectively and positively.
d. Provides staff members with motivation and support to do their work
e. Facilitates open and clear communication among team members.
f. Supports decisions of the executive team.
g Coordinates with IT services as it relates to provider questions and concerns with regards to electronic health record system

6. Communicates accurately, clearly, and professionally.
a. Communicates in a positive, respectful, and courteous manner.
b. Practices active listening skills and uses partnering communication strategies to engage staff members in collaborative problem-solving process.
c. Interacts with coworkers and the community to build productive and collaborative relationships to support the achievement of agency and program goals.
d. Understands and maintains private and sensitive information within the confines of need-to-know parameters.
e. Reviews email daily and uses various writing styles and formats to produce effective communication including a clear purpose and intent.
f. Submits accurate and complete reports, forms, and other written information as required in accordance with department and program standards and schedule.

7. Utilizes supervision effectively, takes initiative to secure professional development opportunities, and applies relevant information to the work setting.

a. Prepares and participates in supervision that is regular, reflective, and collaborative in nature.
b. Recognizes the personal limits of competencies and expertise, seeks supervision and guidance accordingly.
c. Maintains awareness of current professional information in the fields of activity, undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competencies in the skills used, and incorporates and demonstrates new knowledge and skills on the job.
d. Maintains a reasonable level of awareness of current professional information in fields of activity and undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competence in the skills used.
e. Notifies supervisor of crisis situations, unusual incidents, and/or on-going problems within appropriate timelines (including reports to Child Protective Services).

The Clinical Psychologist shall at minimum:
a. Responsible for the clinical treatment provided by their direct reports offered by Bayless.
b. Coordinate with the Program Director, Medical Director, Administration, and Operations/Quality Management Team to meet the objectives of the clinical services of the Company, and participate as a member of the leadership team to meet the overall objectives of the Company.
c. See patients according to their specialty
d. Review Charts accordingly
e. Attend clinical team meetings
f. Provide supervision to Doctoral/Masters Students and staff.
g. Conduct Didactic trainings for their specialty.
h. Shall work in conjunction with Program Directors to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery while maintaining clinical program profitability.
i. Adhere to clinical benchmarks set by the Executive Team.
j. Be a team player
k. Be a thought leader in the community
l. Have the ability to build authentic relationships within the community
m. Be responsive to emails and requests in a timely manner
n. Reports to the Clinical Director

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A minimum of 4 years experience in LTC settings, with documented experience/expertise in the non-pharmacological treatment and management of persons with behavior problems, who has considerable experience in working with persons who have serious mental illness, dementia, and other brain injuries.
2. Required doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, education psychology or developmental psychology and has a current license issued but the AS board of Psychologist Examiners
3. Requires work experience with services to children and their families.
4. Must have an Arizona driver’s license and an insured, reliable vehicle.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with families and co-workers.
6. Ability to use initiative and judgment in selecting proper course of action in unusual or emergency situations.
7. Experience with economically disadvantaged and/or culturally diverse populations.
8. Knowledge of community resources in the areas of mental health and developmental disabilities.
9. Fluent in oral and written English required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) oral and written fluency preferred.