Pediatric Psychologist - Child & Adolescent

Advanced Practice Provider Dubuque, Iowa Job Closes: 10/12/2021


Description

Medical Associates Clinic, located in Dubuque, Iowa, is seeking an outpatient child clinical Pediatrics Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) to join our Pediatric Psychology practice in the Pediatrics department!

  • Pediatric Psychologists provide outpatient psychological services to children and adolescents from birth through high school with a variety of emotional/behavioral, developmental, and learning problems and their families.
  • The Pediatric Psychology offices and practice are housed in the Pediatrics department with access to other brain health providers in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology.
  • Utilization of shared electronic medical records provides whole-patient care across primary care & multidisciplinary specialist team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide individual and family psychological services to children, adolescents and their families, including diagnostic assessment and psychotherapy.
  • Perform diagnostic psychological evaluations/testing of cognitive, academia and emotional/behavioral functional and suspected learning problems.
  • Produce complete, accurate, timely progress notes and psychological evaluation reports in the electronic medical record (EMR) shared across Medical Associates Clinic P.C. multispecialty group practice.
  • Participate in meetings, administrative tasks, and any other assigned projects and duties.

Experience and/or Willingness to Receive Additional Training Preferred in the Following Areas:

  • Treatment of Anxiety/Depression including suicidality and self-harm
  • Emotional/Behavioral issues in preschool and early elementary age children
  • Developmental problems such as toileting issues
  • ADHD including school-related issues
  • Diagnostic evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including training in administering the ADOS
  • LGTBQ issues

Assessment and treatment of disordered eating behaviors and obesity

Benefits Overview:

  • Very competitive starting base with increase potential to commensurate with experience
  • Additional commencement bonus + relocation assistance + productivity-based bonus potential
  • Generous paid vacation per year + CE days + holiday + sick days
  • Excellent health insurance, strong retirement plan including profit sharing, financial support for continuing education and licensure costs

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week (salaried) with 85% patient contact hours. The department is open Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:00 am- 8:00 pm and Sat 8:00-12:00. Flexibility is needed to provide after school, evening, and some Saturday morning appointments.

Medical Associates Clinic Overview:

  • Area’s most comprehensive mental health team of Psychologists and Psychiatrists
  • Over 180 providers with about 1,100 total staff make up the area’s leading healthcare provider and only multispecialty group practice
  • 26 specialty departments with two Dubuque campus locations and 9 Family Care Network clinics in IA, WI and IL
  • Recognition includes MGMA “Better Performing Groups” and U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Health Plans”
  • Learn more at mahealthcare.com

Dubuque, Iowa Community Overview: 

  • Beautiful city overlooking the Mississippi River with a population of 70,000 and a drawing base of up to 250,000
  • Centrally located with one-hour driving distance to Madison and Iowa City, and only three hours to Chicago
  • Community & Entertainment: great restaurants, local breweries & wineries, miles of hiking & biking trails, museums and performing arts, live music and festivals, boat/kayak access, nearby downhill skiing, networking groups for all ages and interests!
  • Schools & Family: outstanding public and private schools, lots of family-centered activities throughout the year, programs for just about every extracurricular--sports/arts/music/social
  • Housing & Living: several options including downtown city lofts, restored single family homes, nearby suburbs in the country, townhouses centrally located *Cost of living 9% lower than national average
  • Learn more at traveldubuque.com and www.biglifesmallcity.com

Qualifications:

Experience:  Experience with children, adolescents, and families is a must!

Education:  Equivalent to a Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an accredited institution. Candidates must be eligible to be on the National Register for Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP), licensed or license eligible in Iowa and potential to be listed on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Supervision for licensure can be provided.

Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job.

Other Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Values providing compassionate, collaborative, competent care to their patients. Willingness to obtain additional training/certifications as needed or to develop new services.


Physical Aspects:

Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances
Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Fingering - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sound with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
Vision - 20 / 40 or better in the best eye with or without correction.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds force constantly to move objects.
Environmental Conditions: Subject to Physical Hazards - Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


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