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Director of Psychology (MMI)

Company : The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI)
Location : Omaha, NE

 

 MMI, Director of Psychology

Position Summary

The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is accepting applications for a clinical psychologist with a proven track record of academic medical center leadership to serve as the Director of Psychology (Academic Rank DOQ). The Director of Psychology will participate with department leadership in overseeing the continued expansion of clinical and educational programming as well as clinical research in key strategic areas that currently include integrated primary care, school-based mental health and ABA services, as well as lifespan intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Essential functions include:

  • Work in partnership with the MMI Institute Director on all clinical, research, staffing, program development, recruitment/hiring, budgetary, and philanthropic initiatives
  • Work with the MMI Director of Business Services to monitor fiscal and budgetary performance of the mental health service lines
  • Work in partnership with departmental leadership in the evaluation of psychology faculty performance
  • Manage daily staffing, performance management, clinical competency, recruitment and retention of psychologists and associated subspecialty providers Collaboratively design and implement value-based care delivery models that improve access to care, decrease wait times and achieve optimal treatment outcomes
  • Work with financial and billing representatives to optimize mental and behavioral health service reimbursement
  • Increase extramural grant funding within the department of psychology Collaborate with psychology training directors in the training and supervision of students, interns, residents and fellows
  • Provide culturally competent, evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents and families
  • Foster collaborative partnerships with all MMI Departments, other educational institutions, and colleges on campus as well as across the community and state

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work with a focus on key priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build and lead high-performing teams, providing clear direction and guidance
  • Sound judgement in decision-making Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Review of applicants will occur on a rolling basis as recruitment is ongoing. Rank will depend on qualifications. Applicants should upload with their application a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.

About MMI Psychology:

The Department of Psychology consists of 23 psychologists, 4 mid-level mental health providers, a large APA-accredited internship, an APPIC psychology fellowship program, and an ABA masters degree program. In addition, the department has an extensive network of integrated primary care clinics across the state with collaborating faculty who participate in training and expanding the behavioral health workforce in rural and underserved Nebraska. The department is a collegial group of clinical educators and clinical researchers who seek to incorporate training and research activities into clinical service delivery within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary center. Psychology faculty are highly collaborative in clinical, training and research activities within MMI, a UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) and includes a LEND program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities). The department is also home to the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, which is a federally funded collaborative network that supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development to the mental health field.

About MMI:

MMI is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive intellectual and developmental disability centers in the world. MMI’s mission is “to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care”. MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive integration of our four pillars: research, clinical services, education, and community engagement. MMI recently moved in the world’s most advanced, 220,000 sq ft facility for diagnostics and care of individuals with IDD. MMI is one of eight academic units of UNMC. MMI has an annual budget of more than $40M, a grant portfolio of >$16M, approximately 500 employees, and our 17 disciplines provide about 90,000 clinical services each year serving individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs across the lifespan. MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and has a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. MMI provides limitless opportunities for clinical programming, innovative research, and community engagement.

MMI is committed to expanding and supporting a diverse workforce as well as a diverse patient population to reflect the rich diversity in our culture including differences in ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, immigration status, language, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexuality, socio-economic status and other personal identities and experiences.

About Omaha:

With a metro area population of more than 1 million, Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community. Omaha is known for its progressive dining scene, myriad of cultural events, and friendly people. Omaha was recently ranked by Forbes as one of the most livable and affordable cities in the US and ranked by US News in the top 30 Best Places to Live in the US.

To learn more about this opportunity contact Alice Shillingsburg, PhD, Director of iCASD, ashillingsburg@unmc.edu.

Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an APA or CPA accredited program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology
  • Completion of an APA or CPA accredited internship in psychology
  • Unrestricted license to practice psychology in the State of Nebraska or ability to obtain prior to appointment
  • Record of academic medical center leadership and achievement
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing culturally competent, evidence-based clinical services to children, adolescents, and families
  • Documented track record of scholarship, as evidenced by extramural grant funding and/or peer-reviewed publications

Supplemental Qualifications

  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child and adolescent or
  • pediatric psychology
  • Board-certified or board-eligible in Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology or related clinical specialty
  • Experience with value-based care delivery and integrated practice models 

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