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Location: Mercy Medical Center
Department: Mercy Family Counseling
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 8-5 pm
Requisition #: 5591
Job Details:

    • This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing psycho-diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic activities to children, adults and families served by Family Counseling. The Psychologist will diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment and/or make recommendation for care.

    Job/Position Specific Duties

      • Develops treatment plan, including type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy, in collaboration with psychiatrist and other specialists as necessary.
      • Analyzes information to assess client problems, determine advisability of counseling, and refer client to other specialists, institutions, or support services.
      • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.
      • Responds to client reactions, evaluates effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and modifies plan as needed.
      • Interviews individuals, couples, or families, and reviews records to obtain information on medical, psychological, emotional, relationship, or other problems.
      • Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests to obtain information on individual's intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality.
      • Develops, directs, and participates in staff training programs.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge and skill in providing psychological assessments, evaluations and treatment to clients from diverse backgrounds.
    • Preparation to work with people experiencing a wide range of psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, social problems, pain, and other challenging behaviors.
    • Must demonstrate strong analytical skills, a caring attitude and a desire to improve the lives of others.
    • Applicant must possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to convey sensitive information to clients and their families.

    Professional Experience

    • Post-doctoral experience providing psychometric and psychological assessment, as well as psychotherapy, to children and adults required.
    • Five years post-doctoral experience preferred.


    • Doctorate in Psychology from an APA Accredited Program (PhD or PsyD) required.

    Licensure, Certification, Registration

    • Currently licensed Psychologist in State of Iowa. Health Service Provider (HSP) designation required.

    Physical Activity Requirements

    • Constant = 67-100% of workday
      • Talking
      • Hearing
      • Balancing
    • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
      • Sitting
      • Standing
      • Walking
      • Fingering
      • Repetitive motion
      • Feeling
    • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
      • Reaching
      • Lifting
      • Stooping
      • Kneeling
      • Crouching
      • Pushing
      • Pulling
      • Grasping
      • Climbing
      • Handling

    Physical Demand Requirements

    • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

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