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Psychologist - Behavioral Health - $10,000 Student Loan Repayment - FT Days (5040)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Psychologist to provide quality psychological evaluations, therapy, education and consultation to children, families, and adults in Behavioral Health at Childrens Hospital, and in clinics, agencies, physician offices, and the community as assigned. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, community agencies, and professionals. Provide professional presentations, interviews and services that enhance Children's visibility and reputation in the community.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



1.       Provides quality consultation, psychotherapy, and psychological testing to children, families and adults in Behavioral Health.

         Provides services on inpatient units or clinics as assigned.

         Provides assigned number of intake assessments, consultations, and therapeutic session per week.

         Performs high-quality evaluation, treatment planning and treatment procedures appropriate to patient needs.

         Adheres to ethical standards of the American Psychological Association.


2.       Keeps adequate documentation of intake information, psychological testing, treatment plans, and contacts with patients, referral sources, and community resources regarding patient's care.

         Completes progress notes within five (5) days of standard client contact; before leaving the treatment setting for patients expressing self-injurious behavior or thoughts.

         Completes psychological reports within ten (10) days of testing.

         Completes intake summaries within 2 treatment sessions, including appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans.

         Provides written documentation of contact with teachers, attorneys, family members, and others providing or receiving information about patients within 5 days of contact.


3.       Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, community agencies, and professionals.

         Completes letters and reports regarding patient care to be sent to referral sources or agencies, as appropriate, within five (5) days of client contact.

         Conducts self in a courteous and respectful manner in interactions with staff and physicians.

         Responds promptly and appropriately to phone calls and requests for information.


4.       Provides on-call coverage in rotation with mental health staff and complies with on-call protocols and procedures.

         Responds within 10 minutes to pages and presents at the hospital within 30 minutes in response to requests for mental status evaluations.

         Performs on-call duties in a professional manner in accordance with on-call protocols and procedures.

         Assures follow-up as needed for calls received.


5.       Participates in department staff meetings, peer supervision meetings and supervisory sessions. Offers constructive insight into issues discussed. Supports the working team through participation in department events.


6.       Ensures maximum reimburseability for services provided.

         Provides complete super bills to office staff immediately following patient session.

         Ensures authorization/ notification of insurance plan provider is obtained for emergency visits and follow-up care at Behavioral Health.

         Secures authorization as needed for continuation of services provided.


7.       Provides non-clinical service in the interest of the department and/or hospital.

   Provides quality professional presentations, media interviews, and committee participation on behalf of the department, at CH and in the community as requested

   Provides quality presentations to the community or to healthcare system staff that present Behavioral Health in positive light. Participates on hospital and/or community teams and committees as requested. Provides quality presentations or supervision meetings to students, interns, or staff members as requested.

   Provides clinical supervision or classes for staff members or students as requested. Provides supervision of masters prepared therapists diagnostic/clinical interviews and case progress, and mental status exams of patients as requested by Manager.


Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to participate in Transplant program functions


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



1.       Performs other duties as may be assigned. Participates in committee work/departmental projects as requested.




         Knowledge of psychological principles, child and adolescent development, inter-relational dynamics, individual and group behavior, and behavior modification techniques

         Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other clinical professionals to gather and exchange patient information.

         Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 90% of work time when providing therapy, observing patient response, scoring tests, and documenting patient progress.

         Readiness to go to the hospital at odd hours when providing on-call services in rotation with mental health staff.

          Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing age-appropriate care to children, adolescents, adults and families.


         Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited school of psychology required.

         Minimum 1 year experience as a Psychologist required, preferably in a behavioral health or pediatric setting

         Completion of one year pre or post doctoral clinical internship, through an APA accredited program required.



         Current and valid licensure as a psychologist in the state of Nebraska or state of Nebraska eligible required.




Job Details

Date Posted October 12, 2018
Date Closes January 10, 2019
Requisition 945604-13720
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Behavioral Health
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
8-5 M-F
Hours 40/80 hours per week; Day Shift
Start Date 2017-05-04
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 19-3031.00 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • School - Psychologist
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Pediatric Care
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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