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Managing Psychologist

Job ID: 20563
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Position Overview

  • Under the direct supervision of the Director Service Lines for Behavioral Health, the Managing Psychologist provides leadership, coordination, and clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary mental health team
  • Responsible for the provision of exceptional, trauma-informed, and evidence-based care
  • Coordinates the day-to-day functions of the clinic/program ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines are met, and service excellence is provided in all aspects of work
  • Scope of work includes program implementation, quality improvement, quality assurance, and program strategy

Ideal Candidate

  • Doctoral or Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work from an accredited graduate school of psychology or social work
  • Minimum of four years of increasing responsible leadership experience in the development and/or administration of behavioral health services; including at least one year of significant responsibility for personnel and clinical services
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience with designated population. Hospital, emergency room, chemical dependency, or community agency experience preferred
  • Expert understanding of culturally appropriate, trauma-informed care
  • Expert understanding of DSM-5; experience in the implementation of evidence-based care models

Practice Highlights

  • Brand new nine-office outpatient clinic space, designed to be a healing space that elicits a connection of the mind and heart
  • Provider team is a blend of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Master’s level counselors
  • Strong intention to build a team environment focused on trauma-informed care
  • The growth of Behavioral Health care across PeaceHealth shows how much this service is valued; we are excited to provide care to people who do not have access 

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live.  Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.   

PeaceHealth offers outstanding Benefits!

Contact: Sharon Thompson, CPRP / [email protected] 

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

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