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MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The following section contains representative examples of competencies and job qualifications directly related to successful performance in the position. The categories are broad, reflecting minimum requirements. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible requirements nor does it include general competencies, expectations and/or skills that are universally applicable to the work, but are not critical for recruitment purposes or to overall job performance.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
Doctorate degree in Psychology; two (2) years experience within the past five years providing direct patient care as a psychologist; one (1) year experience in a hospital setting; and one (1) year experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team. One or more years experience in working with patients with chronic pain that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities is desirable. Including PsyD/PhD
Job Knowledge/Abilities:
Knowledge of, and experience utilizing, a variety of psychological diagnostic and interventional approaches and behavioral management.
Knowledge of FHS standards and procedures, general regulatory requirements and professional standards of conduct relating to matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, professional standards of conduct, techniques and tools relating to the practice of clinical psychology.
Ability to keep abreast of trends, new developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Ability to effectively conceptualize, analyze and articulate complex issues verbally and in writing, and to document work in accordance with professional standards.
Ability to establish rapport and therapeutic relationships with patients and families/significant others.
Ability to demonstrate effectiveness in problem-solving, organizing, prioritizing, and consultation skills.
Ability to facilitate excellent communication, interpersonal and group interaction skills.
Ability to relate to a diverse range of clinical and support employees, management, and physicians.
Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.
Licensure/Certification
Washington State License to practice clinical Psychology.
CHI Franciscan Health, based in Tacoma, Washington, includes eight full-service hospitals located in the Puget Sound area. Franciscan Medical Group is our regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers; in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services; same-day surgery centers; dialysis centers; occupational health and physical therapy clinics; and centers for advanced medicine in women's care and heart and vascular services. Franciscan Medical Group is home to over 700 physicians and professional providers representing a unique network of primary care and specialties.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. The nation's second-largest non-profit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 102 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic.