Provides clinical therapy services to adult oncology patients and their families. The mental health professional understands the unique ongoing psychosocial impact of cancer on patients and families emotional and financial stability, relationships and changes in lifestyle throughout the cancer continuum. Provides individual/group therapy, education, support services to patients and families. Provides psychosocial assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, referrals and information to patients and families. As a team member within the Cancer Resource Center, works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to effect optimal patient and family outcomes. Serves as a resource for the Oncology Programs within the William R. Bliss Cancer Center. Ensures all actions taken support patient centered care.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed in psychology by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Board of Psychology Examiners.
Masters degree in psychology.
Doctorate in psychology.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic and its applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
Active listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Ability to manage one's time effectively.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
One year experience in a mental healthcare setting.
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