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Psychologist Neuropsychologist (Perinatal)

Behavioral Health Services - Merrifield 615007 Full Time 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030, US

Job Description

As a Perinatal Psychologist with the Women's Behavioral Health Program, you will work as part of an interdisciplinary team within the Fairfax Women's Hospital providing professional psychology consultation and service to perinatal women. This position is located within the Fairfax Women's Hospital and is a FULL TIME position working Monday through Friday, daytime hours.

You will need to communicate effectively with patients, families, medical staff, healthcare team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts to facilitate efficient and effective patient care. To help achieve our mission, you will complete all administrative responsibilities in support of operating units' program goals and regulatory requirements. Your ability to use interviews, psychometric testing, record review, etc. as assessment tools to make appropriate interventions and recommendations is of vital importance. Providing accurate written documentation that adheres to department policy regarding the timeframe, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries to ensure complete medical records for all treated patients is required. Providing group, individual and family therapy sessions that address specific patient/family goals and facilitate active patient participation in the therapeutic process is essential.

Gives information and instruction to the treatment team pertinent to the psychological, behavior and pain management strategies for patients.

Contact families, physicians and/or other healthcare team members in anticipation of special needs of patients/families, in two days, to facilitate effective treatment plans.

Provides educational materials and community resource information to patients and families at their level of understanding and motivation.

Provides a verbal report of psychological issues to groups (e.g. rounds, family meetings, therapy groups) in a manner appropriate to the level of the audience and in a manner that facilitates learning and treatment planning.

Demonstrates collaboration in communication with team members while remaining open to feedback and receptive to change.

Assumes a leadership role in committees, department process and special projects while following clinical expertise and individual performance plans.

Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and knowledge of supplies, equipment, billing and/or staff resources used in the department.

Maintains department productivity standards and makes efficient use of nonbillable time.

Contributes to program educational efforts (e.g. in-services, students, presentations).

Consistently completes routine individual administrative responsibilities (e.g. timecards, coverage notes, charge entry, scheduled tasks) based on supervisor observation, documentation and departmental reports.

Selects evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to patients' diagnosis, age group and physical/emotional status while formulating appropriate treatment plans.

Chooses appropriate tests/tools relevant to the reason for referral.

Formulates comprehensive treatment plans to address psychological/behavioral issues and support the functional goals of the rehabilitation treatment team.

Develops goals and treatment plans that reflect the evaluation findings and are prioritized based on input from patients, families and team.

Documents the results of the evaluation, clearly and completely, including all essential elements according to department policy.

Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatment, actual performance and assessment as to the status relevant to treatment plans and eventual discharge needs.

Completes discharge notes that include a summary of the course of treatment, progress toward goals, discharge needs, recommendations for follow-up and patient and/or family education.

Documents, concisely and legibly within established timeframes (e.g. allows others to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers and supports reimbursement).

Documents evidence of patient and family/caregiver education.

Performs reassessments according to department guidelines while adjusting treatment plans as necessary.

Demonstrates knowledge of current therapeutic techniques and applies knowledge during evaluations and throughout the course of treatment.

Adjusts the treatment plan regularly, appropriately and as patients' status change.

Demonstrates creative problem solving and diversity when adapting treatment to special circumstances.

Works with the team, patients and their families to develop, monitor and modify plans for behavior/pain management and psychological adjustments.

Takes a lead role in crisis intervention.

Recognizing that research and innovation are vital elements to providing world-class patient care, Inova participates in a large number of cutting-edge clinical trials and research projects. Our diverse clinical activities make us a first-class location for scientific research.

Our commitment to ensure high-quality care is strengthened by our range of rigorous professional education programs to improve medical practice skills and patient outcomes. Inova's work extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and outpatient centers. We bring disease-prevention programs, health and exercise classes, and improved access to care for vulnerable children and adults directly to the community through our many outreach programs and partnerships.

At Inova, more than 18,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.


Minimum Education Level- Doctorate in Psychology

Minimum Years of Experience- 1 year Clinical experience


Minimum Certification Required- Basic Life Support Upon Start, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Upon Start


Minimum Licensure Required-Clinical Psychologist Virginia license upon start