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Psychologist - Intake Assessment Coordination Team

Location: San Rafael, CA Job Number: 649131 Date posted: 11/27/2017
Description: Psychologist - Initial Assessment Coordination Team

Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual members treatment program. Provides consultation to psychiatrists, allied health professionals, and other specialty care providers on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

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 primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine. Provides clinical supervision to predoctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and other mental health trainees as necessary.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise Psychiatric Assistants and Psychiatric Interns.

  • Additional Duties:
  • Provider expected to have training and expertise with assessment and treatment planning.
  • The position will include phone triage and assessment, in person crisis assessment and intervention as well as opportunities to lead groups and supervise post doctoral residents.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of two years professional experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist or board certified psychiatrist.


  • PhD, PsyD, or EdD in clinical or counseling required 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).

    Additional Requirements:

  • 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 have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain NPI, prior to employment start date.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are looking for a skilled diagnostician with excellent communication skills who is interested in working with a multidisciplinary team to develop comprehensive treatment plans from the point of first contact with our patients.

    Primary Location: California,San Rafael,San Rafael Smith Ranch Admin 111 Smith Ranch Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health Travel: Yes, 5 % 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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