Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has an immediate need for a full-time Director of Psychology in Allentown, PA.
We are a nationally recognized, not-for-profit rehabilitation leader with more than 70 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion. Good Shepherd provides an exceptional patient experience for all ages and stages by developing leading-edge solutions, often for complex medical situations; serving as a test site for the newest rehabilitation technologies; and inspiring hope in all we do.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, located in beautiful Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA, is centrally located just 90 minutes west of New York City, 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of the Poconos. The Lehigh Valley area is the fastest growing region in Pennsylvania. Urban redevelopment and growth includes: new businesses, sophisticated metropolitan-style housing, four-star restaurants and entertainment venues. Within 10 minutes of the downtown are beautiful suburban neighborhoods, city parks, bike trails, ski areas and more. The academic opportunities in the area include excellent public schools, highly regarded private schools plus 10 colleges and universities.
Assure high quality, evidence-based rehabilitation neuropsychological assessment and treatment services to Good Shepherd patients and families, enhance transdisciplinary care delivery, maximize collaboration with community organizations and academic institutions leading to growth and expansion opportunities. Implement and maintain processes that maximize ability to meet productivity and budget goals
- Lead team of doctoral, master's and trainee-level providers, focused on providing highest quality evidence-based assessment and treatment for Good Shepherd patients and families.
- Collaborate with leadership team to facilitate transdisciplinary team function to maximize positive rehab outcomes including improved adaptation to current level of function and rehab process, increased therapeutic engagement, reduced lengths of stay, increased discharges to home/community, and to improve social, cognitive and emotional functioning that enhances patients' ability to remain in and participate in their community of choice.
- Align Good Shepherd Psychology Group strategic plan and goals with Good Shepherd organizational strategic plan, goals, key priorities.
- Develop/maintain collaborative relationships with existing and potential Good Shepherd and community referral sources, and community-based organizations serving disability populations (e.g, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living). Identify opportunities to increase service lines, expand service availability across the Good Shepherd continuum of care.
- Work with Chief Medical Officer and other team members to develop/deepen relationships with academic institutions, leading to potential academic appointments, engagement in teaching and training across multiple rehab disciplines (e.g., MD/DO, PT, OT, SLP, RN) as well as doctoral level psychology, increased research opportunities, and Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) funding for psychology training program.
- Work with Administrative Director of GS Learns/GS Creates to develop psychosocial research lines relevant to PM&R (e.g., community participation, therapeutic engagement).
- Support Good Shepherd's culture of belonging
- Integrate Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, well-being and engagement initiatives
- Participate in key organizational committees, including Medical Ethics, Patient Safety, Community Health Needs Assessment
Staff recruitment and retention
- Maintain appropriate and adequate staffing ratios
- In collaboration with HR and Good Shepherd leadership, onboard new staff
- Communicate job expectations, and provide routine performance evaluations, mentoring, coaching
- Facilitate communication with, and integration of, Good Shepherd Psychology Group with larger Good Shepherd organization
- Execute disciplinary processes when needed
- Enforce Good Shepherd and Good Shepherd Psychology Group policies, procedures, productivity standards
- Maintain a safe, secure and legal work environment
- Assure quality care delivery
- Promote continuous learning for clinical staff, focused on maintaining competency in current evidence-based assessment and treatment modalities
- Promote continuous learning for administrative staff, focused on maintaining competency in current regulatory and 3rd party payer policies, as well as in office administration, high-quality customer service
- Assure all documentation meets professional, regulatory (including Commonwealth of PA and third-party payer regulations), Good Shepherd, and Good Shepherd Psychology Group standards
- Develop/maintain system of objective outcome assessment
- Financial management
- Forecast business and clinical requirements
- Prepare and manage annual budget
- Analyze operational variances
- Develop and implement corrective measures as indicated
o Maximize operational efficiency and productivity
- Diagnose, treat and document per Good Shepherd standards of care
- Provide clinical supervision to staff and trainees to assure consistent high-quality service provision across Good Shepherd continuum of care (all settings, all ages, all diagnoses).
- Support Good Shepherd Psychology Group Training Director to recruit and retain qualified trainees, following all applicable PA, APA, APPIC, and Pendeldot (regional training consortium) regulations
- Assign trainees and volunteers to staff supervisors consistent with licensure and training requirements
- Monitor clinical experiences and provide written feedback to trainees and trainee institutions
- Develop/maintain collegial relationships with accredited institutions
DEVELOP AND ENHANCE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Coordinate and/or provide learning experiences for professional development of staff
- Review professional publications
- Benchmark state-of-the-art practices
- Participate in professional societies / organizations
CONTRIBUTE TO TEAM EFFORT
- Demonstrate flexibility to help others (IE provide coverage at other sites, adjust work schedule to meet needs, assist others to cover patients)
- Collaborate with other managers & associates throughout GSRN
- Embrace change and promote positive work environment
PROTECT PATIENT INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
- Secure all information in confidential space
- Oversee and follow compliance of confidentiality policies
PROMOTE SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT
- Comply with policies and procedures, rules and regulations governing environment of care and patient safety
Other duties as assigned
- The following competencies are necessary for success in this job within the organization:
- Compassionate Care
- We treat everyone who comes through our doors with dignity, respect, supportiveness and caring.
- Excellent Service
- Service to others: We recognize the importance of satisfying everyone who comes through our doors and making every effort to meet their needs.
- Quality Outcomes: We put forth our best effort in everything we undertake. We continue to look for ways to improve our service through innovation, creativity and the use of best practices.
- Community Partnership
- Internal: We build and maintain relationships with other associates in such a way as to encourage trust, teamwork, cooperation and open communications. We act with honesty and integrity in everything that we do.
- External: We strive to understand the needs of the communities and work with other service providers and community resources to offer care to those whom we serve.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Doctorate's Degree in clinically relevant field of Psychology required
- Work Experience
- Minimum 7 years of practice in rehabilitation neuropsychology settings required
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Licenses / Certifications
- Licensure (or license-eligible) for the practice of Psychology in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Board certification (or board-eligible) in Rehabilitation Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to articulate thoughts verbally and in writing.
- Ability to envision/forecast healthcare future and adapt current practices.
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple functions simultaneously
- Motivate others to achieve identified goals.