Northwest Integrated Health

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Clinical Psychologist

Job description

Reports to Location
Clinic Manager Varies in Pierce County
FSLA Schedule
Part Time M – F 8:00am-5:00pm
Will depend on experience

Job Summary:


Clinical psychologist (CP) will identify problems—emotional, cognitive, mental, and behavioral—in NWIH patients’ lives. Through observation, interviews, and tests, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential disorders. Then, together with the client, CP will formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs. Psychologist will monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.


Supervises:                        N/A

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Identify psychological, mental, emotional, social or behavioral issues.
  • Diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment; interviews patients in a clinical settings and studies medical and social case histories.
  • Observes patients in various situations; selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment, and provides consultation to other mental health professionals with regard to test results.
  • Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques; selects appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies.
  • Assesses patient progress and modifies treatment programs accordingly; communicates with and counsels family members as appropriate.
  • Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding medical records; implements and adheres to policies which ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.
  • Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education/Certification/License and Training Requirements:

  • PhD in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology degree.
  • 3 years of prior clinical experience.

Working Conditions:


Job is performed in an office clinic setting where you will be expected to use a computer, photocopier, fax machine, phone, and other miscellaneous equipment. The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time at a desk or station, stand, walk, or kneel as part of their daily functions. Maybe asked to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.


Travel Requirements: 

Travel between different NWIH facilities and to various meetings and conferences required.

Knowledge and Language Skills:


Must be able to read and interpret general business correspondence, policies, and procedures. Have the ability to write business letters, uncomplicated reports, instructions, and procedures. Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from patients, staff, referral sources, and the general public. Should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic medical records systems. Be able to prioritize workload and activities and follow through on assigned tasks to assure completion in a timely manner. Ability to handle multiple tasks and switch between tasks quickly. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and outside contacts from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; good diplomatic skills including strong conflict-resolution skills.


Must be able to align with the Corporate Mission and Core Values:


Mission: To create a patient-centered, evidence-based, comprehensive, and integrated treatment model for substance-use-disorder; and to increase awareness about addiction as a chronic disease.

Core Values: Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork

General Requirements:

  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Act professionally at all times.
  • Ensure work area is always clean and presentable.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of employment.