Job Description

District Medical Group of Arizona (DMG) is seeking an Inpatient Psychologist for a position at our Valleywise Behavioral Health Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  The population at our inpatient facilities consists primarily of individuals who are court-ordered for psychiatric evaluations and/or treatment.  Most individuals have a serious mental illness and are in need of inpatient care.

Candidates must have a degree in clinical psychology and be eligible for licensure in Arizona. The psychologist’s primary responsibilities will include psychological assessment of hospitalized inpatients (personality, cognitive, intellectual, and diagnostic testing) and behavior planning for inpatients who exhibit behavior considered dangerous to self or others.  Other responsibilities will be determined, based on the applicant’s facility with psychological assessment, teaching experience, research, and interests.

Ideal candidates will have a background with specific experience in assessment and the ability to communicate findings concisely via a written report and oral feedback.  Candidates will enjoy working with staff and patients to solve behavioral challenges in the hospital setting. Important characteristics for applicants include a desire to work with the seriously mentally ill, a willingness to work in a consult position, autonomy, motivation, and flexibility.  DMG’s Psychiatry Department includes an accredited psychiatric residency training program and welcomes interested faculty to be involved in didactic instruction as well as supervision opportunities. Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC) is an affiliated training site for medical students from the Creighton School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, and staff participating in education of the students are eligible for faculty appointment to these medical schools.

DMG is a not-for-profit faculty practice plan owned and operated by physicians consisting of more than 400 providers who represent all the major medical and surgical specialties and sub specialties.  DMG is the academic faculty practice plan affiliated with Creighton School of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix) and the area’s most comprehensive teaching hospital and medical center, Valleywise Health Medical Center.

DMG offers an outstanding work environment, competitive compensation plan/benefits package, paid time off, CME allowance with paid time off and employer paid malpractice insurance.

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