Classified - Licensed Psychologist to work in Grand Junction,

Posted: November, 5

DECA Health has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Licensed Psychologist to work in Grand Junction, CO! We offer career opportunities in many multi-disciplinary professions, including nursing, psychology, and medicine.

In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities.
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible benefits including 401K
  • Medical and Dental Health Plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Vacation and Sick Leave


The purpose of position is to provide treatment programming to outpatient psychiatric services. This includes psychological assessments, individual therapy in the form of specific targeted behavioral interventions.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


  • Contribute to and participates in patient's treatment by adhering to practice policies and guidelines.
  • Provide scheduled, structured treatment to individual therapy.
  • Performs relevant individual treatment for the purpose of increasing emotional regulation, coping skills, and behavior regulation.
  • Completes Violence Risk Assessments and/or Competency Examinations, and/or Psychological Examinations (depending on assigned rotation) per Legal, Administrative, and/or Psychology Department time frames.
  • Completes suicide assessment grids per MD/PA/NP referrals. Tracks residents' cognitive functioning by administering neuropsychology screens as requested or needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Current, valid licensure as a Psychologist from the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners. -AND- One year of experience as a licensed psychologist or permitted psychologist candidate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or training in conducting functional behavior analysis and author behavior analytic treatment plans for patient's treatment.
  • Experience in conducting and writing evaluations of competency to proceed
  • Experience or an interest in the clinical evaluation and/or treatment of juveniles and training in forensic assessments
  • Experience working with mentally ill adults in one or more highly restrictive settings inpatient, residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, jail)
  • Experience working in a "fast-paced" office ensuring deadlines are being met

Thank you so much for your help!

DECA Health
Nathan Addison
Human Resources Manager
7071 W. Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43617
PH: 419-843-1369x130
FAX: 419-843-8402



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