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Psychologist Per Diem

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 775148 Date posted: 03/13/2019
Description:

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.

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    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Internship in an APA approved program preferred.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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    Notes:



  • May work at various locations due to department need.  

  • Performs accountabilities under the license of supervising clinicians.

  • Performs diagnoses and psychological assessments of referred patients by administrering, scoring and interpreting psychometric and projective tests as well as other psychodiagnostic techniques and behavior observations.

  • Assesses brain functioning and pathology through the administration of special psychological techniques per mental health benefit contract.

  • Transmits diagnostic and assessment information to referring professionals through verbal and written reports.

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

  • Conducts initial interview with members by eliciting and interpreting the psychological and social meaning of complaints.

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    Primary Location: California,San Diego,Kenyon Street Medical Offices 3420 Kenyon St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM Working Hours End: 7:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine 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.

    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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