Director Professional Mental Health - Penn State Health - Clinical Psychology

Penn State Health Shared Services


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  Days




The Director of the Office for Professional Mental Health, Penn State College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, holistic, and coordinated approach to mental health in order to positively impact the mental health and overall wellbeing of Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center trainees and faculty including medical, PA, and graduate student, residents, post-docs, fellows, and faculty.


Our clinic currently has roughly 2,000 visits per year and provided roughly 125 presentations last year, delivering individual, couples, virtual, and group counseling as well as psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Our multi-disciplinary team includes: Psychiatry, psychology, licensed clinical social workers, and administrative staff.


Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits with no waiting period, multiple time off programs to ensure that our employees have access to strong work/life balance, and above all the opportunity to make a direct and lasting impact in the lives of others.




Doctorate or Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Psychiatry or related clinical/counseling specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.

Licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania

7+ years of post-graduate clinical work experience plus 5 years management




Demonstrated managerial leadership experience

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.

A track record of collaboration and innovation in addressing the mental health needs of trainees and professionals working in healthcare/medicine.

Proven track record establishing and maintaining effective work relationships professionally and clinically, including meaningful collaboration with medical services and health promotion; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Highly effective interpersonal skills, supervision, and leadership skills that will allow effective interaction with faculty, staff, medical, mental health, other professionals, and those concerned with the mental health issues of those working in medicine.

Experience in a progressively responsible administrative role that required planning, evaluating, directing the day to day administration of a mental health service operation and mental health service staff, and using various resources to accomplish long-term and short-term goals for the institution.

Demonstrated planning, strategy development, and organizational skills.




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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