Deliver direct clinical services and work performance coaching to faculty and staff for the Work/Life Connections-EAP, Vanderbilt's internal employee assistance program. The Work/Life Connections-EAP FPWP Clinical Psychologist is responsible for making independent decisions regarding clinical assessment, treatment planning, and management of caseload; recommendations for employee return to work within the Program guidelines. Reports to and provides services under the supervision of the Work/Life Connections-EAP Assistant Manager.
Welcome to Work/Life Connections-EAP, the internal employee assistance program of Vanderbilt within Health and Wellness for Faculty and Staff. Our offices are located in the basement floor of the Medical Arts Building at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We provide assessment, brief solutions focused counseling, performance coaching, consultation services for managers, critical incident stress management, referral, case management, recovery support and monitoring, and skill building workshops for the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff.
Our experienced service-oriented clinical care is delivered by the collaborative, team-focused efforts of a multi-disciplinary EAP team including Clinical Licensed Clinical Social Workers, a Master Nurse Clinician, Licensed Professional Counselors, Clinical Psychologist, and Consulting Psychiatrists. Our Leadership Team is comprised of our Health and Wellness Executive Director, Medical Director, Manager, Assistant Manager, and Lead Administrative Assistant.
We are dedicated, customer-oriented Team with the mission of elevating the psychological resilience of the faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.
Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) in Psychology and < 1 year relevant experience
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Conducts assessment and referral of employees with personal and job-related problems.
Provides short-term counseling, as appropriate.
Delivers performance coaching for workplace problem behaviors
Provides case management functions for faculty and physician clients.
Provides crisis-intervention and CISM (critical incident stress management services) for individuals and groups of employees in response to traumatic events as needed.
Monitors and supports faculty and staff in recovery from chemical dependency, particularly the impaired physicians, faculty and nurses. Arranges their re-entry into the workplace as appropriate. Works closely with the Professional Assistance Programs and treatment centers. Intervenes as needed with employees who do not comply with agreement. Conducts discharge planning meetings with employees and counselor at the treatment center.
Performs management consultations to facilitate early identification, intervention and referral of employees with job performance problems.
Participates on an as needed basis with policy initiatives especially related to the Drug Free Workplace and Violence in the Workplace.
Assists with training's and educational workshops as appropriate.
Maintains confidentiality of all Work/Life Connections-EAP client records. Provides documentation of client's biopsychosocial needs, assessment and treatment plan recommendations.
Participates in Work/Life Connections-EAP clinical meetings to discuss Work/Life Connections-EAP client cases, particularly complex cases requiring supervision.
Coordinates the return to work transition with employees and managers, as appropriate. Employees may have been hospitalized (inpatient and/or outpatient) due to a medical condition. This condition may be due to physical health, psychiatric or substance abuse.
Serves a liaison between Work/Life Connections-EAP, Human Resource Services and other departments.
Job-related Skills: Position requires an advanced level of clinical and coaching experience; familiarity with and expertise in responding to complex and sensitive workplace issues; demonstrated ability in both written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of human resource functions, clinical supervision skills, organizational consultation skills. Also, position requires knowledge of and ability to work with the diverse workforce of a hospital and university; including multi-cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, and age specific populations; knowledge of Vanderbilt policy and procedures, federal, state and local laws and regulation regarding alcohol and other drugs, employee relations-labor relations, disability, mental health and worker's compensation; a working knowledge of and the ability to intervene in a broad range of clinical problems such as behavioral, family, interpersonal, parent-child, substance abuse and suicidal/homicide risk.
Clinical Psychologist with broad mental health counseling and coaching experience preferred. Minimum of 5 years mental health, performance coaching, or EAP experience, internal model EAP experience preferred, particularly in a health care setting desired. Clinical experience should include coaching, counseling, mental health and substance abuse assessment, case management, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy.
CRISIS INTERVENTION (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying crisis intervention in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers results in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes in the development of best practices for the organization.
PATIENT ASSESSMENT - (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying patient assessments in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers results in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes in the development of best practices for the organization.
MENTAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying mental health knowledge in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers results in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes in the development of best practices for the organization.
CLINICAL COUNSELING (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying clinical counseling in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers results in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes in the development of best practices for the organization.
Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the job is in.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts extensive analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth level of knowledge within a professional area and working knowledge of other areas.
Team Interaction: May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P4):
- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P4):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P4):
- Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P4):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P4):
- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Internal Number: 2002969
About Vanderbilt Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.
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