Clinical Psychologist

Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, the Psychologist is responsible for psychological assessment, diagnosis and individual, group, and family therapy, case management services, referral, and follow-up to mental health patients. The Psychologist must be knowledgeable in systems improvement and have the ability to facilitate a positive, forward-thinking culture at PTI. The Psychologist practices as per Louisiana state law, as determined and set forth by PTI.

The Psychologist provides a wide array of mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults with all types of emotional, behavioral and neurodevelopmental issues, while helping direct quality and meaningful patient care as part of a team of specialized psychologists, therapists, and social workers.  The Psychologist functions within an interdisciplinary team and collaborates with other health care professionals in assessing and managing mental and behavioral problems and maintaining continuity of care.  The Psychologist is an inherent leader within the organization and consistently makes a positive contribution to PTI.


Job level classifications I-III indicate the Psychologist’s relative rank, functions, and responsibilities.  Each respective level attained reflects the consistent performance, qualifications, responsibilities for work completed, competencies, and leadership assignments, as well as compensation ranges and some benefits.


Psychologist will be paid in accordance with the compensation ranges set forth by their assigned job level (I-III).

Psychologist is eligible to receive any bonus(es) paid at the discretion of PTI.

Psychologist is eligible for all benefits provided by PTI to Full-Time, Exempt employees, as detailed in the Employee Handbook.  Some benefits, including PTO, participation in PPP, and others, are made available and/or provided at different levels upon attaining higher Job Levels.

As an employee of PTI, the Psychologist is eligible for Student Loan Repayment through HRSA.


  • Participates in the interviewing of patients and assessing them through mental status as well as reviewing records obtained from other patient care staff.
  • Diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment.
  • Observes patients in various situations; selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment, and provides expert consultation with regard to test results.
  • Treats psychological disorders to effect intended improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques;
  • Selects and completes appropriate therapeutic interventions and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies.
  • Provides comprehensive psychological and developmental assessment of children and adults, including those with neurodevelopmental differences.
  • Facilitates individual, family and group therapies based on the developmental and behavioral health needs of the client.
  • Develops and manages behavioral plans for clients as necessary.
  • Collaborates with other treatment team members regarding patients’ progress through interdisciplinary team meetings, chart/documentation review, and informal discussions.
  • Assesses patient progress and modifies treatment programs accordingly; communicates with and counsels family members as appropriate.
  • Perform accurate and timely documentation of all care provided, goals, updates to the treatment plan, and all related interaction with patient in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) System within 24 hours of the visit.
  • Maintain a cordial, accommodating, and welcoming presence with patients at all times.
  • Provides for the comfort, safety, privacy, and confidentiality of patients.
  • Provide patients information concerning their evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
  • Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain knowledge of current methodology and techniques.
  • Lead and instruct students serving psychological internships.
  • Actively lead, participate, and engage in quality improvement for PTI efficiencies and improving patient quality of care.
  • Advise the Medical Director of any situations that may adversely impact the efficiency of the team or have negative impact on PTI.
  • Timely coordination of care among internal and external ancillary providers and hospitals to provide high quality care between departments and facilities.
  • Participate in quality assurance, training, and educational activities, including regularly scheduled meetings, clinical audits and peer review.
  • Knowledge of social, cultural and economic factors as they relate to mental health and effective treatment of related diseases.
  • May develop and implement clinical research programs.
  • Knowledge of public health and community resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with all PTI staff, administration, peers, and other work related outside agencies.
  • Ability to provide information and guidance in regards to PTI personnel and departmental policies.
  • Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.
  • At all times helps lead PTI’s culture and demonstrates cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Perform scheduled patient encounters and complete accurate documentation within 24 hours of visit into the electronic health record (EHR) system.
  • Respond to day-to-day clinical service demands and assisting other providers in completing their responsibilities as necessary, e.g., seeing patients,  completing documentation requirements, and provider inbox.
  • Effectively manage a patient group up to the goals set by the organization.
  • Display the highest level of professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic, serving as a model for all clinic staff.
  • Maintain requirements of licensure, or license eligibility, and board certification if hired as board certified. Fulfill and maintain requirements for credentialing, privileges internally and externally with payers and regulatory bodies.
  • Provide comprehensive, high quality medical services to all patients without bias, regardless of age, sex, gender identification, income, national origin or language.
  • Consider individuals’ cultural, psychological, social and environmental factors in creating treatment/care plans.
  • Actively participate in meetings as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Participate in trainings of other medical personnel as requested.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or (Psy.D)  from an APA accredited university in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Certification/Licensure for Louisiana Licensed Psychologist, or eligibility for Louisiana licensure, as documented by out-of-state licensure.
  • Training and clinical experience in providing meaningful psychological services to entire lifespan, including children and families. Experience working with children with neurodevelopmental differences preferred.
  • Current CPR certification, ACLS, PALS certification required.
  • Excellent communication and written skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure analyze and evaluate individual patient’s needs, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.
  • Demonstrate experience in the delivery of effective evidence-based mental healthcare services.
  • Must be sensitive to the diverse patient population.
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of PTI’s structure, standards, procedures and protocols.


All minimum qualifications, and/or:

  • Three (3) years of experience working within a growing and diverse behavioral health clinic is highly desirable.
  • Established leadership skills demonstrated by documented leadership positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.


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