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Psychology Resident - Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), PRN hours
University of Utah Health Care in Murray, Iowa
Date Posted 03/04/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


This position is responsible for providing psychological evaluations and consultations; individual, family/marital, and group intervention to children, adolescent and adult patients in both inpatient and partial hospitalization settings. This postdoctoral residency position is twelve months in duration.


Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

  • Attends rounds with the multidisciplinary treatment team and reviews patient treatment and progress.
  • Administers varied psychological assessments.
  • Provides direct service delivery in individual and/or family therapy, and group psychotherapy.
  • Participates in didactic seminars, weekly supervision, and individual evaluations during each rotation.
  • Maintains medical records and current charting on assigned patients, and complies with quality assurance standards related to this documentation.
  • Informs supervisor of therapeutic interventions and assessments taken with each patient.
  • Complies with the ethical principles of psychologists published by the American Psychological Association, with the Utah State Psychologists Licensing Act, and with all psychology staff policies and procedures at the University of Utah.
  • Provides group supervision to psychology interns and supervises practicum students in providing group therapy.
  • May participate in an organization for psychology interns.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to complete work in a timely fashion, balance training goals with clinical demands, and adhere to the managed care policies that do not allow interns to provide and/or bill for their clinical services.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.
  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an APA accredited graduate program in counseling, school or clinical psychology.
  • Completion of an APA-approved doctoral internship.
  • 400 hours of practicum experience.
  • Internship authorization and coursework verification.

  • Experience with individual, family, and group psychotherapy; and a variety of assessment experiences including intellectual, neuropsychological, and affective/behavioral assessment.
  • This position offers supervised clinical experience with child, adolescent and adult patients involved in inpatient, residential, and day treatment programs at UNI, Teenscope South, Youth Residential Center, and Young Adult CAT programs. Experience in partial hospitalization, inpatient and / or residential settings is a plus.
  • For the resident position, we will consider applicants who have completed their APA approved doctoral program in school, counseling or clinical psychology, and have completed their APA-approved internship but are not yet licensed. Typically these individuals will have, or be eligible for, a postdoctoral resident license. We also will consider applications from candidates who have completed their internship and are “ABD”.

  • Those from diverse backgrounds, and / or who are bilingual, are encouraged to apply.


  • The position is part-time, with flexible hours depending on clinical needs. PRN psychologists at UNI generally help to cover psychology staff vacations, holidays, FMLA, or help with coverage during times of peak census.
  • It is usually possible to work around your existing schedule, for example, if you choose to and are available, you can work afternoons / evenings or weekends. 
  • Part time postdoctoral residents will receive individual supervision with hours of supervision depending on hours worked, by licensed psychology staff members at UNI who are training supervisors.
  • This allows soon-to-be licensed psychologists to gain strong experience in the hospital practice of psychology and includes participation on multidisciplinary treatment teams while supervised by licensed psychologists.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those with psychiatric conditions. 

Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking
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