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Psychologist Triage and Crisis Team

Location: San Mateo, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 791586 Date posted: 05/09/2019
Description:

Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members who present themselves from psychiatric evaluation with a broad range of mental health needs. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual member's treatment program.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates clinical treatment programs for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of Health Plan members with acute or chronic mental illness. Participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs. Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed medication regimens, within the scope of practice. May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.  Provides appropriate support to member's family. May develop and conducts psychoeducational classes and groups.

  • May conduct psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations. Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records. Charts member's treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards. May be required to participate in the department on-call rotation.

  • Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice. Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment. May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, including primary care. Provides consultation to other care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine. Provides clinical supervision to psychology doctoral interns, psychology postdoctoral residents, and other mental health trainees/fellows as necessary.

  • May supervise Post Master's Fellows, Associate Clinical Social Workers, Associate Marriage Family Therapists or Associate Professional Clinical Counselors as needed if supervision course is completed.

  • May provide appropriate support to member's family, including explanation of treatment, instructions in how to support treatment and interventions to increase acceptance of and adherence to treatment, at member's request.

  • Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment to include referral of the member and/or member's family to external resources, as appropriate. Participates in departmental program development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Reports safety concerns to mandated reporting agencies


  • Secondary Functions:


    Position is in our triage and crisis office handling incoming requests for service and assisting with crises and emergency room consults. 



    Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A





  • Education

  • PhD/PsyD/EdD in Clinical Counseling, Health or School Psychology from an accredited college or university.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current valid license to practice psychology in the State of California or valid license to practice in a state in the United States and able to practice under Business and Professional Code Section 2946 (maximum of 180 days subject to the specifics of the regulation).

  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain NPI, prior to employment start date.



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Must be familiar with DSM-V as a means of diagnosis.

  • Has experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions.

  • May be required to participate in the department on-call rotation.

  • Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and psychotherapy research methods.

  • Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social functions that contribute to mental health.

  • Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans.

  • Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy.

  • Professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.

  • Commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.

  • Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations and APA standards as it related to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality.

  • Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy.

  • Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous clinical responsibility to include crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy.

  • Demonstrated experience in psychological evaluations of adults, children, adolescents, & families, including administering & writing up psychological testing & assessment batteries preferred.

  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities, preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic, preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner, preferred

  • Accuracy in diagnosing patients and developing effective treatment plans, preferred.

  • Competence in individual, family and group psychotherapy, preferred.

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    Additional Preferred Qualifications:


    Therapist will be skilled in assessing medical necessity and patient acuity. 

    Must have experience in crisis evaluation, and management of patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders. 

    Experience in providing evidence-based treatments (CBT, DBT, ACT, exposure-based therapies).

    Spanish-speaking skills are preferred.

    Our clinic values flexibility and good humor in backing up and collaborating with colleagues from multiple disciplines, a patient-centered work ethic, and the ability to maintain equanimity with colleagues and patients.

    Proficient with Windows Microsoft Office Suite applications. 

    Must be able to multi-task, maintain focus on detail, keep required schedules (including some evening & on-call hours or assigned shifts in the ED), take direction from supervisor, and follow work rules.

     

    Primary Location: California,San Mateo,San Mateo Behavioral Health 177 Bovet Rd. Ste. 30 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 32 Shift: Variable Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Psychologist Triage and Crisis San Mateo Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.

    About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    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.

    Opportunities:

    • 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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