PERC Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
09 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

PERC Manager (Neuropsychiatry Dept.)

Job Profile Title

Counseling Psychologist B

Job Description Summary

PERC Manager  

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Division, the Penn Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center (PERC) offers a model of coordinates specialty care on outreach, recruitment and providing an array of services for adolescents and young adults (ages 16-30 years) who exhibit warning signs of emerging psychosis or early psychosis, and their families.  

The PERC Manager will assume responsibilities for 

  • Managing day to day operations of PERC staff, including clinical coordinators and therapists, for outreach, recruitment, clinical management and transfer of care/discharge
  • Provide weekly supervision and yearly performance assessments to 3-5 personnel under their direct supervision 
  • Verify EMR documentation of interventions provided and sign off on billable encounters
  • Oversee mandatory electronic data collection required to submit to local, regional and national funding agencies
  • Organize outreach and recruitment activities to the community at large and collaborating providers in particular
  • Provide independent patient and family evaluations and direct psychological care (CT-R for psychosis)
  • Organize formal and ad-hoc education and support services for families 
  • They will complete other duties as assigned

The PERC Manager will work alongside and report to Drs. Calkins and Kohler, who direct the program. They will operate at a high level of independence.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

PERC Manager

The Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Section of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania holds a position for a Senior Level Clinician with a focus on providing treatment for participants in an early intervention treatment program for young persons between the ages of 15 and 35 who have warning signs of psychosis or early psychosis.

As part of a team approach that includes clinical coordinators, therapists, doctoral student externs, psychiatrists and psychologists, the person in this position will provide supervision of PERC staff on aspects of coordinated specialty care for psychosis, provide direct patient evaluations and care, and be responsible to coordinate submission of data on clinical usage to local, regional and national funding agencies.

In addition, this position will have responsibilities which include management of regulatory submissions, documentation, and communication related to industry sponsored clinical trials, management of research coordinators training and delegation of research tasks to maintain compliance with clinical trial standards and procedures, and aid in recruitment efforts for industry sponsored research and outreach for clinical treatment programs. 


A Master's Degree in Psychology or related field and 3-5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required, 5-7 years preferred. Individuals with a Doctorate Degree (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D., D.S.W.) and 1 to 3 years of experience in mental health of adolescents and young adults or an equivalent combination of education and experience strongly preferred. Professional licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is necessary. Data management skills including RedCap and other platforms are necessary. Clinical experience working with patients with psychotic disorders, including cognitive therapy, and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent level of organization and dynamic interpersonal skills, show ability to work both independently and as part of a clinical research group, and computer skills. The applicant also needs demonstrated oral and written presentation skills and any evidence thereof will be welcome as part of the application. 

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on funding.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; MRI scanner; Requires extensive safety training

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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