Institute of Living
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The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis, and Older Adults.
The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a full-time psychologist to support the Adult Primary Care Practice at Hartford Hospital Community Health. This practice is comprised of a clinically diverse team from such disciplines as medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and allied health, with over 9,000 patient visits seen annually.
The psychologist’s role is a very collaborative position and will include diagnostic assessment and evaluation of treatment needs of patients with a variety of medical diagnoses, coordination and consultation with primary care providers and residents, brief and evidence-based treatments for behavioral health and substance abuse problems, and effective utilization of screening measures and assessment tools. Additionally, the psychologist will also be responsible for data management including tracking symptoms and treatment outcomes, participating in program development, developing and implementing psychoeducational materials for use in the primary care setting, participating in team meetings, case management, and outreach and communication with outside providers. Candidates should have experience
and/or interest in working in integrated primary care or other medical settings. The ideal candidate is self-directed and capable of working independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, has cultural competency to work with a diverse patient population, and has excellent crisis management skills.
Additional expectations for this role include coordination of care with social work to identify community psychiatric and social services resources, connecting patients with longer-term psychotherapy or higher levels of psychiatric care as needed, and assisting patients in staying connected with community and state resources and supports.
There are opportunities for research and training (psychiatry residents and fellows, psychology trainees). There are also opportunities to provide education and training to other interdisciplinary professionals within the clinic. The position will be administratively housed in the Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living, which will provide clinical and administrative support.
A synopsis of duties includes:
• Providing behavioral health services to adults, including diagnostic assessment and evaluation of treatment needs of medical patients on site, collaboration and consultation with medical providers, brief and evidence-based treatments for behavioral and mental health issues,
• Effective utilization of screening measures and assessment tools,
• Data management including tracking symptoms and treatment outcomes,
• Participating in program development,
• Developing and implementing psychoeducational materials for use in the medical setting,
• Participating in team meetings, case management and coordination, outreach and communication with outside providers,
• Independent maintenance of treatment records.
• Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD.) or Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from an APA accredited institution
• One year APA-approved internship in Clinical Psychology
• Licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut
• Training and experience in clinical health psychology, integrated primary care or other medical settings is preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-directed and capable of working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
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As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:
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