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Psychologist

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

01-Aug-2023

Psychologist

University Health Services

62372BR

Position Description

Reporting to the Chief of Behavioral Health, this part-time Psychologist provides assessment and clinical care for a diverse population of Harvard employees and their dependents. Facilitates the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and referral of patients for appropriate care.  Provides problem-specific, solution-focused care in a short-term therapy model.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, and referral to the appropriate resources. 
  • Provides individual, group, and crisis intervention. 
  • Coordinates out-patient visits to ensure timely access to the appropriate services. 
  • Identifies and monitors high risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan. 
  • Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals requiring acute care. 
  • Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of the Behavioral Health Service. 
  • Supports primary care model. 
  • Manages caseload of 32-40 patients appropriately.
  • Documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Manages clinically expected outcomes to treatment. 
  • Makes appropriate referrals. 
  • Identifies and assesses appropriateness of care and accessibility. 

PROFESSIONAL/TEAM WORKPLACE ACCOUNTABILITY: 

  • Works in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Participates in quality assurance/improvement activities in compliance with AAAHC standards and identifies areas for improvement.  Adheres to HUHS documentation standards and monitoring. 
  • Demonstrates dependable work ethic. 

COMPLIANCE: 

  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.  
  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.  
  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.  
  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer. 

Basic Qualifications

  • PsyD or PhD or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

Certificates and Licenses

  • Current Massachusetts license in Psychology

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions:  

All Harvard University Health Services staff and staff affiliates are considered Health Care Workers and as a condition of employment must provide documentation of the following:  

  • Letter of good health from your personal health care provider.  
  • TB skin test (within past 3 months) or, if known skin test positive, documentation of previous chest x-ray, information about any past treatment.  
  • Documentation of immunity (positive antibody titers) for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.  
  • Proof of appropriate past immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella. 
  •  Hepatitis B vaccine series – required for staff with possible exposure to blood or blood borne pathogens.  
  • A current Flu vaccine (this season) and Covid vaccines to include the Primary series and Bivalent Booster.  

The required medical documentation/medical clearances can often be obtained by contacting your Pediatrician, PCP, medical provider. Titers, TB Skin testing can be performed by appointment at Occupational Health facilities. 

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies
 
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Working Conditions

  • Travel may be required
  • May be required to work nights and weekends

Additional Information

Please note:  

  • Harvard University requires a pre-employment reference and background screening.  
  • Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship. 
  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.  

Benefits

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

Health Care

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

W0158P HLT Psychologist IV

Work Format

On-Site

Sub-Unit

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Salary Grade

058

Department

Behavioral Health

Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Part-time

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University Health Services is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all employees feel valued and have a sense of belonging. These principles are integral to our work and are at the core of who we are. We actively seek applicants with demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a working and learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. We welcome, respect, and embrace individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, abilities, beliefs, and values. 

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.