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Sample psychologist job description

At [Organization X], we strive to deliver the highest quality of psychotherapy to the surrounding community. We work with a wide range of patients who are struggling with learning disabilities, neurological disorders, executive difficulties, and mental health problems. We’re seeking an experienced psychologist who’s eager to make a difference in patients’ lives and contribute to our growing practice. The ideal candidate will be comfortable managing a caseload that includes a variety of medical and mental-health diagnoses. The psychologist will work closely with patients to understand their needs and find the best approach to helping them achieve their goals.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide exemplary clinical services to patients and their families in the form of psychological assessments and treatment
  • Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary, integrated practice in developing and delivering treatment plans for patients
  • Work with primary care physicians to provide the best possible patient care
  • Support patients by delivering therapy that is appropriate to their unique mental-health issues
  • Establish relationships with patients that enable the best possible care while maintaining professional boundaries and respecting confidentiality


  • Assess, diagnose, and treat patients for behavioral and psychological disorders
  • Establish rapport with patients to assist them in understanding and accepting treatment recommendations
  • Prescribe and implement treatment consistent with a patient’s diagnosis and the relevant standards of care
  • Provide crisis intervention to mental-health outpatients
  • Participate in the development of counseling policies and procedures for the organization
  • Perform duties while adhering to professional standards such as the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

Required skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology
  • License for the practice of psychology
  • Experience in providing psychological services to adults and/or children on an inpatient, outpatient, or consultative basis

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Doctor of psychology degree (or equivalent)
  • Flexibility regarding work hours and duties performed
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in providing patients with therapy that meets their unique needs