Psychologist (Adult Mental Health)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512604-848207
  • Job Location: Layton, UT
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 07, 2023
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Salary Range: Defined in job description.

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Job Description:

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc. is seeking a full-time Psychologist, who is able to perform a variety of full performance, professional, psychological assessments on adults as well as be an active member of the adult mental health outpatient therapy team. These assessments will be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes and will result in written recommendations to the treatment team. DBH staff may also be expected to perform other duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor or the DBH management team.

Essential Functions

  • Provide psychological testing and diagnostic evaluations to clients and non-clients for, and in behalf of, Davis Behavioral Health.

  • Provide individual, group, couples, or family therapy.

  • Provide supervision and training to clinical psychology interns, as assigned.

  • Receives referrals from all provider levels (case managers, Masters and Ph.D. therapists, APRN, MD) for differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations for their clients; conducts clinical interviews, administers tests, scoring test results, interprets and integrates results; writes evaluation reports; and provides relevant/empirically supported treatment recommendations.

  • Conducts feedback sessions with clients and/or their families/caregivers. Participates in staff and peer review meetings; Coordinates with supervisors regarding issues and problems that interfere with assignments, goals, treatment plans, and projects.

The successful candidate will be a full-time, exempt employee of Davis Behavioral Health, Inc.

Strong preference will also be given to candidates who are bilingual English/Spanish.


  • Fully-licensed psychologists are compensated at an annual rate of $80,000.00+ credit for years of full-licensure experience as defined below
    • 1% per year for each year of full-licensure experience between 0 and 10 years
    • 1% for each additional three years of full-licensure experience thereafter


The preferred schedule for this position will be discussed in detail during the interview process, but will likely be Monday - Friday and may be asked to work at least one evening until 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm, but this is not required.

Davis Behavioral Health

Davis Behavioral Health's mission is to provide access to quality behavioral healthcare by:

  • Adhering to principles of choice, safety, transparency, and collaboration with our clients, staff, and partners;
  • Utilizing evidence-informed practices to best serve our clients; and
  • Being fiscally wise and responsible.

DBH is committed to excellence in community-based behavioral health treatment, progressive, vital and continually responsive to the needs of the community, and advocates for the behavioral health needs of our clients.

Davis Behavioral Health understands that excellent clinicians are vital to meeting the standards established by its mission and vision statements.

Davis Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Experience and Skills:


The successful candidate must be licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Utah with experience in psychological assessments of adult, adolescents, and children.

Must have the ability to perform under crisis situations; administer, score, interpret and evaluate various psychological data and develop treatment recommendations; establish professional leadership and cooperative relationships with other DBH staff; communicate verbally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships with executives, professionals, administrators, and the public.

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of psychological assessment, including testing, diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy and behavioral therapy; diagnostic classifications and mental health concepts and fundamentals; various psychological tests and evaluation instruments; normal and abnormal psychology (mental illness and diseases) including their symptoms, treatment and social implications; evaluation and various forms of psychotherapy; client counseling processes, techniques, and methods; have strong working knowledge of current best practices regarding psychological assessment and tests/protocols with demonstrated validity and reliability. The range of tests, questionnaires, and interviews is extensive, and will include cognitive, personality, functional behavior, continuous performance, and other assessments as needed.

Strong preference will also be given to candidates who are bilingual English/Spanish.

Experience as a crisis worker is a plus. This position requires using psychological methods and principles to observe, interpret, and evaluate data gathered through interviews, collateral consults, and assessment methods. Contacts, utilizes, develops and coordinates with community agencies and resources to support client needs. Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required. Flexibility and knowledge of DBH and community resources preferred.

DBH utilizes an electronic medical health records system, so computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office products is required. Required clinical documentation must be completed within established timeframes: Preference for concurrent documentation. End of work day is accectible if daily appointments do not allow for concurrent documentation. Documentation should be completed no later than 24 hours after an appointment is held in the worst case scenario.

The selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. DBH will not hire individuals currently using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol; therefore, making employment at DBH conditional upon successfully passing  pre-employment drug screening by providing a valid sample. Candidates who are offered employment are required to report for a drug screen at an Intermountain WorkMed location within 24 hours of being requested to do so by the DBH Human Resources Department.

Davis Behavioral Health works with Federal grants and must comply with the Federal drug laws, including no use of medical marijuana.

Job Benefits:

Davis Behavioral Health, Inc. offers an incredible, valuable, and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. A copy of the current DBH Benefits Guide is available upon request.

DBH benefits include:

Medical Insurance with multiple plan options - The current carrier and network is SelectHealth Share.

  • High Deductible Health Plan with a sizeable employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Traditional Health Plan

Dental Insurance - The current carrier and network is Dental Select Platinum.

Vision Insurance - Offered by Opticare of Utah

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Annual healthcare spending limit: $2,750
  • Annual dependent care spending limit: $5,000


  • Utah Retirement System participating agency
  • 401(k) - DBH matches up to 2% of annual earnings

Voluntary employee-funded options available (457 Plan Roth IRA)

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Basic Life and AD&D Benefit Amounts

  • Employee: 2x your base annual earnings, rounded to the nearest $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000
  • Spouse: $10,000
  • Child(ren): $5,000 on each eligible dependent child

Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance

Long-term Disability

Health Reimbursement Account offered to employees to voluntarily opt out of DBH medical and/or dental insurance

  • Up to $2,860 per year contributed by DBH after required employee contribution

Voluntary Insurance - Administered by Allstate

  • Voluntary Accident
  • Voluntary Identity Protection
  • Voluntary Critical Illness

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Offered through the SelectHealth LiVe Well program.

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

  • Available for employees who opt out of medical and/or dental insurance coverage.