Clinical Psych Specialist - BH Silver Spring OP Center

Penn State Health Medical Group


Location:  US:PA:Mechanicsburg

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 2 Evenings Re



Assesses patient needs and abilities, and developing treatment plans to facilitate improved patient functioning/symptom resolution. Provides individual, family, couples and groups psychotherapy as deemed clinically appropriate. Participates with the Division of Psychiatry Team and all other team members where program planning as required. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Penn State Health in its efforts to provide quality service and patient satisfaction. Works under the direction of the Operations Manager, Psychiatrist or AVP of Psychiatry.


Evaluates the ongoing biopsychosocial needs of patients, identifying needs/problems and determining a treatment plan

Provides psychotherapies and case management to assigned patients as well as input regarding the care of program patients

Engages as a primary therapist or co-therapist in group therapy to psychiatric patients and as the primary therapist in individual, families, and couple therapies

Obtains pertinent data in accordance with program and regulatory standards

Upholding agency policies and standards as well as ethical standards of appropriate discipline

Collaborates with outpatient and inpatient teams to provide triage evaluation and crisis intervention

Participates in activities to integrate service delivery throughout the Division of Psychiatry, i.e., committees, teams, meetings, etc.

Participates in program evaluation and performance improvement activities for the Division of Psychiatry

Participates in professional conferences and training provided by the Division of Psychiatry

Participates in education of students and other professionals

Performs other duties which the employee is qualified to perform as requested or assigned by emergency or other operational reason


Participates in research process as indicated by the needs of the Division of Psychiatry

Participates in professional conferences and training provided by the Division of Psychiatry

Participates in education of students and other professionals


PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING-Knowledge of theories and methodologies for psychological counseling; ability to conduct a planned counseling interaction and design a counseling process to facilitate clients' progress toward meeting counseling goals and objectives.

PSYCHOTHERAPY-Knowledge of psychotherapeutic models, theories and methodologies; ability to implement psychotherapeutic programs based on the principles and procedures of mental health and related disciplines to increase an individual's sense of well-being.

HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ETHICS COMPLIANCE-Knowledge of health care policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS-Demonstrates oral, written, and electronic communications skills


TIME MANAGEMENT-Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.

TEAM PLAYER-Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.

INDEPENDENT WORK-Demonstrates ability to work independently or with limited supervision


Master's Degree in social work, psychology, nursing or other related discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of three years related experience required

Appropriate professional-related Pennsylvania licensure required

Previous treatment experience with individual, group, or family psychotherapy required


Work performed in clinical environment-Universal Precautions

May be required to work multiple shifts and weekends

*The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. 



Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country.  It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania.  The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA.  It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA.  Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine. 



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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