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Aaron

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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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PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

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Michael

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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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Psychotherapist

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Psychosocial Clinician III-09

Primary Location San Diego, California Job Number 1095725 Date posted 08/12/2022
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Description:
In the Emergency Department setting,provides consultation and assessment of patient's psychiatric and chemical dependency issues.  Arranges for inpatient or outpatient treatment as clinically indicated including patients who do not have Kaiser coverage.  Works with EPRP/BHL and law enforcement to arrange for the direct admission of Kaiser patients to contract psychiatric hospitals. Responds to crisis calls and triages patients as is clinically indicated.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide 7 day a week assessment of Emergency Department patients for psychiatric and chemical dependency issues.
  • In Consultation with the Emergency Department physicians, assessment triage and dispositions are determined regarding voluntary/involuntary hospitalization, psychiatric diagnoses, and appropriate outpatient treatments.
  • Secures appropriate inpatient psychiatric or chemical dependency beds and arranging for transfer.
  • Arranging appropriate outpatient clinic follow up.
  • Facilitate direct admissions from other community ER's once medically cleared.
  • Facilitate direct admissions from the PERT/SDPD.
  • Assist with crisis line calls for the SD MSA.
  • Assists medical clinics with triage and consultation re behavioral health cases in the medical MOB's.
  • Consults with on-call psychiatrist as appropriate regarding diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Provides assessment triage & crisis intervention to adults, adolescents and children.
  • Provides appropriate and immediate intervention for members in crisis or in need of clinical services.
  • Maintains thorough documentation within HealthConnect according to Emergency Psychiatry Services and incorporates collateral clinical information from, (with member permission) social agencies, schools, relatives, friends and obtains pertinent information.
  • Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources.
  • Facilitates the transfer of and repatriates Kaiser members with psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems from settings outside our system.
  • Diagnoses and provides triage to patients across the span of developmental stages.
  • Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures.
  • Participates in QM & CQI activities and other developmental activities as assigned.
  • As assigned, may be on standby over-night to the ED and also facilitates (usually per phone) the transfer of Kaiser members with psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems from settings outside our system such as non-contracted EDs back to a Kaiser contracted facility.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years post Masters experience providing evaluation and crisis intervention.
  • Education
  • MSW or MA in Social Work.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • LCSW.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of psychodynamics, psychopathology, DSM IV, psychotropic medication, and addiction medicine.
  • Ability to define appropriate course of treatment and treatment modality.
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • May consider LMFT, with a Master's Degree in a Behavioral Health field, job code 60089, for this position.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 01:00 AM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B14-PSC|NUHW|NUHW Psych Social Chapter Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: San Diego Medical Center - Mental Hlth/Psychiatry-ER Svcs - 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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