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Mental health is an essential component of total health. As mental health professionals, we’re on the front lines every day, using the latest advances to help those in need. If you share our passion for care and our commitment to helping those around us, you’ll have the resources you need to make a real difference. Our services include adult and child therapy as well as help with addiction and eating disorders.

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Aaron M.

Aaron

Psychiatric Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente has been an excellent platform for me to grow as a professional. The organization has demonstrated its commitment to the continued growth of its employees through the training it offers and encourages. I’ve always resonated with the organization’s integrated approach to health care, and its recognition of how essential good mental health is to a person’s overall well-being.
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Breeza

Licensed Certified Social Worker

I would recommend and do recommend working for Kaiser Permanente. It’s a professional, clean, friendly, fast-paced environment and there is a real trust and respect for clinical staff no matter what role we serve. I love feeling valued and heard and am thankful to have found an environment that provides that.
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Janice

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

This is the best place to work because of the commitment to the total health of our members, the work/life balance, the possibilities to use clinical skills in a variety of capacities within the organization and opportunities for personal and professional growth. As employees of Kaiser Permanente, we all have a voice and are encouraged to use it.
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Gabriela

Clinical Program Manager

At Kaiser Permanente, I have opportunities to learn and work in a professional setting with people who are passionate about patient care. I love my career as a therapist and now as a manager! I really enjoy helping others and learning new interventions and modalities. These ensure my personal and professional growth.
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Laura

Psychotherapist

Kaiser Permanente is a health care leader who sets trends and makes a difference in industry practices and protocols. I like the extraordinary resources available to do my job, the servant leadership of my manager and director, and the high standard of business and clinical ethics.
Amie L.

Amie

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

We’re an innovative, vision-forward company. While Integrative-Care models are relatively new, we’ve been on the frontlines of building out a high-functioning integrated team for over a decade. Within this model of care, we’re pushed to think out of the box when it comes to patient care, be collaborative, and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
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Carol

PhD, Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Kaiser Permanente demonstrates its commitment to their employees’, has a top-notch salary and compensation package, and has a leadership body that is well trained and supportive. As a Clinician and a Manager, I am very impressed with our commitment to quality outcomes. I have truly found a home here and would be honored for Kaiser Permanente to be my last professional stop in my career.
Michael V.

Michael

PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psych Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente, in my opinion, is a great mix of professional, friendly and fast-paced. They allow me to be who I am and let me have a voice. I love being a therapist and I’m very proud and excited about the Gender Assessments and transgender group work being conducted. I’m helping the LGBT community and making this population feel comfortable throughout their care journey. Kaiser Permanente is a breath of fresh air to me in my work.
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Kashonda

Psychotherapist

I appreciate how Kaiser Permanente strives to reflect inclusivity and representation throughout the organization. I’m excited about an internal clinic comprised of African American clinicians dedicated to supporting the health needs of the African diaspora. I’m proud to be part of committees that intentionally promote equity, inclusion and diversity. These things combined with the benefits, opportunities and people make Kaiser Permanente a great place to work.

PSYCHOLOGIST Per Diem

Primary Location Bakersfield, California Job Number 1051436 Date posted 08/23/2022
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Description:

Sign on bonus eligible




Provides psychological testing, counseling and evaluations of defined populations.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Performs psychological assessments of referred patients by administering, scoring and interpreting psychometric and projective tests as well as other psychodiagnostic techniques and behavior observations. Provides treatment to adults and/or adolescents and children.

  • Conducts initial interview with member, gathers and reviews all relevant information.

  • Determines urgency of member's needs. Provides a professional interpretation of member's presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action; selects appropriate treatment modality.

  • Renders appropriate and immediate guidance and therapy for members in crisis or in need of clinical services.

  • Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letters; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools, relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information.

  • Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals. Transmits diagnostic and assessment information to referring professionals through verbal and written reports.

  • May conduct program evaluation to assess quality of care and cost effectiveness of clinical procedures.

  • May offer consultation and inservice training to other mental health professionals on clinical issues relevant to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders to include consultation with physicians on psychological factors in the physical health or illness of individuals.

  • May conduct research of human behavior and possible methods for eliminating psychological disorders. May offer research and program design consultation. May provide case management services to defined population.

  • Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patient's clinical care and license, maintains license. Complies with organization, department, state, federal, regulatory agency guidelines, policies and procedures.




Basic Qualifications:

Experience


  • Two (2) or more years of post graduate experience in a behavioral health setting, or a pre-doctoral internship, post-doctoral internship or fellowship at Kaiser Permanente.

  • Education

  • Doctorate degree from an APA accredited doctorate program with specialization in a field of clinical or counseling psychology.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current license as a Psychologist by the California Board of Psychology.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • N/A


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Internship in an APA approved program preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Bakersfield,Bakersfield Behavior Health Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Sat Working Hours Start: 07:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B11-PSC|NUHW|NUHW Psych Social Chapter Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Kern Behavioral Health - Performance Improvement - 0806 Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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