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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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  • Job Level: Individual Contributor
  • Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

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  • Proactive
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Our Culture

We offer a mental health environment that's unique both in the way we treat our patients and in the way we support our health care professionals. Here, we practice evidence-based care in a team setting that’s focused on the needs of the individual, the family and the population as a whole. This gives your patients the opportunity to work towards achieving their physical, mental, and behavioral health goals. On our teams, we hold social justice as a shared value and are committed to addressing and eliminating stigma associated with mental health and addiction. Working as part of a team also helps support your own career growth while you provide high-quality strengths-based, brief, solution-focused, and episodic mental health care.

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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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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.
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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.

Wellness Psychologist - PsyD, PhD

Primary Location Honolulu, Hawaii Job Number 1077909 Date posted 06/07/2022
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Description:
$10,000 sign-on bonus eligible position!




Job Summary:


Provides variety of ambulatory behavioral health services including evaluation. diagnosis. treatment planning. case management and psychotherapeutic intervention to individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Provides services to adults of all ages, adolescents and children.





Essential Responsibilities:



  • Interviews member and evaluates their psychological and mental status. Utilizes DSM IV to diagnose patients. Determines if member is in crisis, at-risk, or suicidal/homicidal. Refers members in need of immediate or urgent care to appropriate level of services, within time frame established by policy. Collaborates with Call Center or referring practitioner/provider when appropriate.

  • Provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Utilizes a wide range of intervention modalities, which support positive mental health and enhanced individual or family functioning. Provides services such as crisis intervention, brief therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapies, skills training, supportive therapy, stress management, family therapy.

  • Assesses urgent or high-risk clinical situations and makes appropriate interventions. Coordinates referral of patient to psychiatrist or other clinician in timely fashion. Assists with admission to hospital or other specialized facility when needed. Plans and provides appropriate follow-up and intensity of services based on clients needs. Assesses needs for psychological testing, chemical dependency treatment or other specific services and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Evaluates needs and appropriateness for psychopharmacological therapy. Refers patients to physician or clinical nurse specialist for medication evaluation per department guidelines. Maintains basic knowledge of medications, indications and side effects for commonly used psychotherapeutic agents.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and leads therapeutic and educational group programs to address needs of patient. Evaluates outcomes and effects of treatment for individual patients and programs.

  • Researches, collects and records data and information relating to identification and treatment of behavioral and interpersonal problems of patient. Formulates alternatives for interventions and approaches for resolution of these problems. Assists to establish clinical best practices and guidelines for delivery of service to population of clients served.

  • Assists and empowers clients to participate in their treatment plan. Engages client in therapeutic relationship. Educates client regarding mental health services and their benefits. Assists members to use services appropriately. Makes appropriate recommendations and referrals for patients to obtain information, support, services and assistance they may need from Kaiser or community resources.

  • Follow established guidelines and laws for assuring client safety and confidentiality. Explains same to clients.

  • Collaborates and consults with physicians and other interdisciplinary clinical team members to support assessments and decision making. Reviews difficult cases or quality assurance concern with clinical team. Acts as consultant to team members and others in organization. Utilizes skills with expertise of team members in management of patients.

  • Collaborates and communicates with primary care staff and others in organization involved with care of patient. Acts as liaison between mental health services and primary care, emergency department and other outpatient clinics.

  • Maintains high level of clinical expertise. Remains knowledgeable of current clinical conditions, methods, medications, theoretical frameworks and interventions. Utilizes best practices in delivery of behavioral health services in accordance with professional and clinical guidelines established by professional bodies or mental health services department. Understands rationale and theory for interventions. Utilizes intervention modalities with sound theoretical base, which are clinically feasible and have demonstrated clinical effectiveness.

  • Documents clinical assessments, treatment plans, interventions and other important information in patient medical record according to Regional and departmental guidelines. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information and records in accordance with state and federal regulations and Regional guidelines.

  • Provides and arranges for all psychological testing. Tests patients according to current applicable Kaiser Health Plan benefits for intellectual functioning, personality and dynamics, existence and severity of psychiatric disorders, diagnosis, prognosis, baseline functioning and loss of brain function following injury.

  • Develops and conducts specialized treatment programs and services related to chronic pain management.

  • Provides diagnosis, triage and treatment of patients in a multidisciplinary chronic pain management program and also provides consultation and training to other members of the Chronic Pain Management team. The Kaiser Hawaii Pain Medicine group consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, a Nurse Case Manager and medical assistants who practice Pain Management recognizing the importance of using a biopsychosocial approach, and who are all committed to the highest standards of care.

  • Participates in clinical team meetings, departmental planning and quality management activities.

  • Supervises and mentors residents and intern students as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:


Experience



  • Minimum one (1) year experience in chronic pain management or fellowship training in pain management.

  • Experience in conducting group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and/or partial hospitalization programs.

  • Experience in writing treatment plans.



Education



  • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved program in clinical psychology or from an accredited institution with the graduate level training leading to the doctoral degree meeting the requirements of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 16-98-9.



License, Certification, Registration



  • Psychologist License (Hawaii)




  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association




  • National Provider Identifier required at hire



 


Additional Requirements:



  • Knowledge and experience in conducting assessments and using the DSM IV.

  • Knowledge and experience with frequently used psychiatric medications.

  • Familiarity with statistical/analytical methods of instruments.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, conflict resolution, decision making, group process facilitation, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, quality management, teamwork, and written communication.



 


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in chronic pain management.

  • Experience with inpatient settings.

  • Experience with primary care.

  • Experience with people who are chemically dependent.

  • Experience in consultation/liaison.

  • Training in Pain Management.


Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Mapunapuna Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Mapunapuna Medical Offices - Pain Management - 1208 Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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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