The pediatric Palliative Care Psychologist functions as a clinical psychologist under the supervision of The Section Chief, and the Supervisor of Psychology, in accordance with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of The American Psychological Association, guidelines fromThe New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners, and the standards set forth by the joint commission. In general, the Psychologist will work with patients and families throughout The K. Hovnanian Children¿s Hospital and Mother/Baby Unit at Jersey Shore Medical Center to diagnose and treat psychological disorders and aspects of psychological adjustment for patients. As well as support parents and families with the adjustments to hospitalization, chronic illness and death. The specific scope of practice will be articulated in the delineation of privileges as issued in the process of appointment to the Medical Staff.
Full time position for a Pediatric Palliative Care Psychologist for mostly inpatient pediatric patients, family, and teams at Jersey Shore UMC.
Monday through Friday Days, No weekends, Holidays or On Call commitment.
1. Assume the duties and responsibilities of a psychologist as prescribed by training and standards and delineated by the medical staff appointment.
2. Conduct diagnostic evaluations and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use and interpretation of assessment tools and subsequent integration into the formulation of a diagnostic plan.
3. Supports patients and families with issues of adjustment to new diagnosis, hospitalization, and trauma including but not limited to end of life.
4. Provide effective, evidence based psychological interventions
5. Run team member debriefs after challenging cases
6. Support Team members experiencing distress or moral injury related to patient issues
7. Provide program services in accordance with HUMC policy and procedures, The Joint Commission etc
8. Maintains records and documentation.
9. Provided crisis intervention and emergency services to victims and their families as needed.
10. Participated in professional and community education conferences and seminars on related topics.
11. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs.
12. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Centers Organizational and Managerial Competencies.
13. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
14. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Earned Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD or PhD), Internship in clinical child psychology, adult clinical and/or pediatric psychology
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
3. Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1. Preference for clinician with experience in all ages
2. Experience with grief and trauma
3. Experience with bereavement
Licenses and Certifications Required:
1. Psychologist License or Practicing Psychologist License.