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Psychology Postdoctoral Resident, Adult and/or Child/Family Teams (VAC/Fairfield)

Vacaville, CA

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  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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Psychology Postdoctoral Resident, Adult and/or Child/Family Teams (VAC/Fairfield)

Primary Location Vacaville, California Job Number 1036503 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Description:

Position is designed to provide 2000 hours of supervised clinical postdoctoral training. Completion of this program will satisfy one of the requirements to sit for the psychology licensing exam. Residencies are based in departments of Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency, Chronic Pain, Behavioral Medicine or other sub-specialties. Position provides 2 hours per week in each of the following: individual supervision; group supervision; and didactic training


Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists. Opportunities may include providing short-term individual therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention, chemical dependency evaluation, adult and adolescent group therapy, psycho-educational groups, and psychological assessment. Position is 40 hours per week, one-year, temporary with benefits. This position ONLY pertains to the Northern California Mental Health Training Programs.  For more information please visit kp.org/psychtraining.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Provide assessment and psychotherapy of adults, adolescents, children and/or families in a brief therapy model. Conduct intake evaluations. Provide crisis intervention as needed



Co-facilitate psychoeducational groups. Conduct program evaluation and/or research project.  Participate in community partnership projects.




  • Administer and interpret psychological tests, and write reports. Participate in regional, consortial, and departmental training activities. Participate in departmental administrative and educational meetings. Maintain confidential patient files/records and information in a timely manner. Comply with regional and local policies and procedures. Comply with APA's Code of Ethics and state laws pertaining to the delivery of mental health services. Other duties as assigned.


  • Team-specific duties performed by pre-doctoral interns under the direct supervision of licensed psychologists, including but not limited to the following: Adult Team, Child/Family Team, Chemical Dependency, Behavioral Medicine or others.

  • Adult Team: Provide assessment and individual and group treatment to adults in a brief therapy model.

  • Child/Family Team: Perform psychological evaluations of children, adolescents and families. Provide psychotherapeutic services to child and family populations.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Provide services to patients needing more intensive treatment for stabilization, in a stepped-down treatment program for patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric unit.

  • Behavioral Medicine: Provide services to patients whose presenting problem is related to the treatment of a physical problem or psychological issues arising from a medical condition. Provide services to patients who are experiencing emotional or stress-related problems concurrent to receiving treatment for a medical diagnosis or physical symptom.

  • Chronic Pain Management: Provide services to patients who experience chronic pain, including teaching them pain management skills such as pacing, medication management, staying active, relaxation techniques and positive thinking.

  • Chemical Dependency: Provide services to patients who are in the contemplation phase, the early stages of their recovery, and patients with longer-term sobriety. Provide separate and conjoint treatments for family members.

  • Eating Disorders: Provide services to adults, children, teens, and families who have a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.





Notes:




  • Track - Adult and/or Child/Family Teams (VAC/Fairfield)

  • Hours/Days may vary

  • Primary Loc: 1 Quality Drive

  • Addition Loc: 520 Chadbourne Rd.Fairfield,CA



Basic Qualifications:
Experience
  • N/A
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Completion of PhD/PsyD/EdD in Clinical, Counseling, Health or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program by residency start date (Verification of Completion of all Requirements for Doctoral Degree form required).
  • Must have received doctoral internship training at an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship program.
  • Must participate in the national APPA CAS postdoctoral application process prior to applying to Kaiser Permanente.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • 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.
  • Must submit three letters of reference: one letter must be from most the recent primary supervisor.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Primary Location: California,Vacaville,Vacaville Medical Offices A Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-06|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Department: Vacaville Hospital - T&E -PsychologySpecialPrgms - 0201 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.

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