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Pain Psychologist - Honolulu - part time

Location: Honolulu, HI Job Number: 891281 Date posted: 07/21/2020

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

Essential Functions:
- Interviews member & evaluates their psychological & 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, w/in time frame established by policy. Collaborates w/ Call Center or referring practitioner/provider when appropriate.
- Provides psychotherapy & counseling for individuals, families, groups &/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Utilizes a wide range of intervention modalities, which support positive mental health & enhanced individual or family functioning. Provides services such as crisis intervention, brief therapy, cognitive & behavioral therapies, skills training, supportive therapy, stress management, family therapy.
- Assesses urgent or high-risk clinical situations & makes appropriate interventions. Coordinates referral of patient to psychiatrist or other clinician in timely fashion. Assists w/ admission to hospital or other specialized facility when needed. Plans & provides appropriate follow-up & intensity of services based on clients' needs. Assesses needs for psychological testing, chemical dependency treatment or other specific services & makes appropriate referrals.
- Evaluates needs & appropriateness for psychopharmacological therapy. Refers patients to physician or clinical nurse specialist for medication evaluation per department guidelines. Maintains basic knowledge of medications, indications & side effects for commonly used psychotherapeutic agents.
- Plans, develops, implements, & leads therapeutic & educational group programs to address needs of patient. Evaluates outcomes & effects of treatment for individual patients & programs.
- Researches, collects & records data & information relating to identification & treatment of behavioral & interpersonal problems of patient. Formulates alternatives for interventions & approaches for resolution of these problems. Assists to establish clinical best practices & guidelines for delivery of service to population of clients served.
- Assists & empowers clients to participate in their treatment plan. Engages client in therapeutic relationship. Educates client regarding mental health services & their benefits. Assists members to use services appropriately. Makes appropriate recommendations & referrals for patients to obtain information, support, services & assistance they may need from Kaiser or community resources.
- Follow established guidelines & laws for assuring client safety & confidentiality. Explains same to clients.
- Collaborates & consults w/ physicians & other interdisciplinary clinical team members to support assessments & decision making. Reviews difficult cases or quality assurance concern w/ clinical team. Acts as consultant to team members & others in organization. Utilizes skills w/ expertise of team members in management of patients.
- Collaborates & communicates w/ primary care staff & others in organization involved w/ care of patient. Acts as liaison between mental health services & primary care, emergency department & other outpatient clinics.
- Maintains high level of clinical expertise. Remains knowledgeable of current clinical conditions, methods, medications, theoretical frameworks & interventions.
- This job description is not all encompassing.

Basic Qualifications:
- 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.
- 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
- Valid Hawaii Psychologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of 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 2828 Pa'a St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Neuroscience Department Travel: Yes, 25 % 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.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.


  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Health Educators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers

Specialty Settings:

  • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance
  • Geriatrics
  • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Medical Social Work
  • Neuropsychology
  • OB/GYN
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
  • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)

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