Psychological Specialist- Emory Veterans Program

Emory University - Atlanta, GA4.1

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $53,000 a year
EducationSkills
Description

The psychological specialist under the supervision of one of our team of providers will conduct face-to-face and phone-based psychosocial and diagnostic screenings and assessments of veterans seeking care with EHVP, present findings at a weekly interdisciplinary case conference, and consult with EHVP clinicians regarding treatment recommendations.

Coordinates or assists in clinical or research activities related to the psychological evaluation and treatment of patients or research participants.
Provides psychological, physiological and/or behavioral assessments of patients.
May conduct tests for cognitive abilities.
Recruits, screens, and conducts clinical evaluations of potential participants; assists in determining their eligibility to participate in clinical trials.
Collects, compiles and analyzes data related to various psychological or behavioral studies.
Extracts statistical data and prepares reports.
Conducts interviews and schedules regular visits with study participants and their caregivers.
Educates patients concerning research procedures, investigational devices, and drugs.
May provide instruction and advice concerning post-study therapy and behavior management.
Maintains accurate and complete documentation on the delivery of mental health care services for each study participant.
Makes referrals to mental health professionals or services.
May dispense medication in compliance with research protocols.
Maintains required documentation. Attends and participates in regular administrative and clinical staff meetings.
Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field. Two years of directly related experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in clinical assessment, use of structured clinical interviews, and differential diagnosis.
Experience working with veterans and service members is preferred. Positions can be structured as part-time or full-time depending on applicant availability and needs.

Additional Details

Assessments focus on the evaluation of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders and include integration of psychosocial and structured clinical interviews (CAPS-5, DIAMOND) with review of self-report data and medical records.
Assessment training in relevant measures will be provided, as well as training in cultural competence with military populations.
Weekly individual and group supervision will be provided by licensed clinical psychologist faculty.
Competitive benefits are provided and include opportunities for funding in support of professional development and training activities each academic year.