The clinical director is the primary person of contact for the clinical staff. They are responsible for overseeing and developing the clinical department including clinical consultation, overseeing clinicians’ adherence to policies and requirements and attending to the wellness and cohesion of the individuals and team as a whole. This person must have a positive and supportive attitude toward Aspire and its overall success. This individual must have the ability to think about the organization as a whole, solve problems, be solution-oriented and have good decision-making skills.
- Create weekly reports for the Aspire Director that summarize clinician caseloads, documentation status, and any relevant conversations had with clinicians.
- Conduct caseload audits to ensure compliance with Aspire policies.
- Assist the Aspire Director with facilitating clinical discussions during the monthly all-staff meeting.
- Participate in 1 hour weekly clinical management meetings.
- Participate in and help facilitate 1 hour weekly clinical consultation.
- Conduct and document quarterly reviews for clinicians.
- Convey information and provide input and feedback to clinicians and staff on policies and procedures.
- Track and accept/deny vacation requests and time off.
- Solicit feedback from clinicians to provide to the Aspire Director.
- Resolve problems involving employee matters.
- Provide technical and systems support to staff as needed.
- Document and follow up on disciplinary action.
- Provide additional support for clinicians leaving Aspire – monitor termination letters and patient transfers to ensure a smooth transition.
- Assist the Director in searching, interviewing and hiring new employees.
- Lead onboarding and trainings for new employees.
- Facilitate credentialing process for clinicians when needed.
- Provide additional support and oversight of new clinician’s documentation for the first 2 weeks to ensure compliance with Aspire policies & procedures.
- Participate in networking events and outreach on behalf of Aspire to promote and market the clinicians and to connect with potential new employees.
- Monitor OPA listserv to respond to inquiries for patient referrals and share updates on the listserv about Aspire.
- Lead efforts to solicit feedback regarding patients’ satisfaction and provide summary reports to the Aspire Director.
- Develop a plan for regular assessment of clinical competency of staff and report findings to the Aspire Director.
- Monitor and assess employee and team morale and build team cohesion.
- Look for Continuing Education opportunities for the team.
Clinical director must show the ability to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of sound ethical practice in the profession of psychology.
- Demonstrate competence in leadership, management, wellness, oversight and evaluation of quality of patient care, staff development, conflict resolution, managing and coordinating one’s own clinical caseload, utilization of community resources.
- Be effective and skilled in psychotherapy techniques and treatment.
- Remain up to date with current Aspire goals and policies.
- Collaborate with the Aspire billing team to be up to date with requirements set by contracted insurance companies.
- Function proficiently in a web-based computer environment.
- Effectively organize time and responsibilities.
- Respond with appropriate level of urgency to issues raised by clinicians, prioritize importance, and resolve issues or delegate as appropriate.
- Model through behaviors and attitudes the values that reflect and are consistent with the policies and values of Aspire.
- Maintain an average of 20 clinical contact hours per week to maintain full time employment status.
- Active Oregon license.
- A doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited university.
- Fluent in Google Suite and Office Suite.
- Knowledge of general office machines and telephone systems.
- Comfortable working paperless, using and saving files electronically.
- Competent with EHR/EMR systems.
- Experience with insurance billing and coding.
- Competent organizational and time management skills.
- Driven and self-motivated.
- Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others.
- Maintain discretion with confidential information.
- Follow all guidelines set by HIPAA.
Full- and Part-time Psychologist
Aspire Psychology is a multi-disciplinary practice offering therapy and medication management. We currently have three psychologists and two psychiatric nurse practitioners. We are looking for a full-time psychologist (24 or more patient hours per week) and a part-time psychologist (7-12 hours per week) with the potential for room to grow.
Candidates must be licensed as a psychologist. While it’s important to be able to work independently, we will have a team of practitioners with whom you can consult and collaborate. The ideal full-time candidate would provide 24 or more client hours per week. Varying specializations and theoretical orientation are welcome and encouraged. Must pass state-required background check and a DMV check, and have a valid driver’s license.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Offer professional counseling services to adults, and if you choose teens, with mild to moderate mental health conditions
- Maintain professional license in the state of Oregon
- Maintain malpractice liability insurance (can start at the time of contract)
- Conduct counseling sessions with clients using professional counseling standards for the following: treatment plans, counseling sessions, assessments (if needed or required), and interventions according to professional counseling records standards; complete a comprehensive intake, and develop a diagnosis and treatment plan for each client
- Follow legal and professional counseling obligations, such as HIPAA compliance and confidentiality, as well as all federal, state and local legal guidelines, license criteria and applicable code of ethics
- Maintain professional conduct in accordance with the brand and mission of Aspire Psychology
Compensation is based on the number of clinical hours completed each month. Part-time private practice counseling is generally considered 23 or fewer face-to-face client hours per week and full-time private practice counseling is generally considered to be 24 or more face-to-face client hours per week. In this case, the part-time employee would be hired for 7-12 patient hours. Earning potential depends on insurances accepted and client caseload. Motivated psychologists working four to five full days per week on a consistent basis could produce a yearly salary around 85-95K. Building a caseload and retaining clients effectively can take time, so a ramping-up period of lower income can potentially take up to a few months. However, our psychologists almost all have full caseloads, so you would be getting the majority if not all incoming referrals.
Part-time Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists
Aspire Psychology is a mental health practice seeking Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists (MD, DO) to join our team. We are hiring full-time prescribers (28 or more patient hours per week) or part-time prescribers (16-27 hours per week).
While we are looking for prescribers who have more than one expertise or area of focus, we are interested in candidates who have strong experience and knowledge of eating disorder treatment. One of our psychologists specializes in disordered eating and we have many referral sources sending us clients with eating disorders. This would be a great opportunity to collaborate client care.
Candidates must be licensed as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Psychiatrist (MD, DO). While it’s important to be able to work independently, we will have a team of practitioners with whom you can consult and collaborate. Must pass State-required background check, DMV check and have a valid driver license.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Offer prescribing services and relevant therapy to the following: adults and potentially teens (not including individuals under 16) with mild to moderately severe mental health conditions.
- Maintain professional license in the state of Oregon.
- Maintain malpractice liability insurance (can start at the time of contract).
- Conduct individual sessions with scheduled clients using professional standards in accordance with individual treatment plans; document treatment plans, sessions, assessments (if needed or required) and interventions according to professional records standards; complete a comprehensive intake and develop a diagnosis and treatment plan for each client.
- Follow legal and professional obligations, such as HIPAA compliance and confidentiality, as well as all federal, state and local legal guidelines, license criteria and applicable Code of Ethics.
- Maintain professional conduct in accordance with the brand and mission of Aspire Psychology.
Compensation is based on the number of clinical hours completed each month. Part-time private practice is generally considered 16-30 face-to-face client hours per week and full-time is generally considered to be at least 32 face-to-face client hours per week. The earning potential depends upon insurances accepted and client caseload. Motivated prescribers working 4-5 full days per week on a consistent basis could produce a yearly salary around $200K or more. Building a case load and retaining clients effectively takes time, so a ramping-up period of lower income can be expected in the first 6 months.