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Psychological Assistant - Temporary(279161)

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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Sacramento, CA

Date Posted: August 19, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

Under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides mental health assessment and triage, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health problems. Under supervision, may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each individual patient's treatment program. May provide consultation on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Essential Functions:
• Under the supervision of a licensed physiologist or board certified psychologist, participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs.
• Consults with medical, nursing and psychiatric staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits as determined by psychological and neuropsychological assessment and evaluation.
• 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 mediation regimens, within the scope ...

Description

Under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides mental health assessment and triage, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health problems. Under supervision, may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each individual patient's treatment program. May provide consultation on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Essential Functions:
• Under the supervision of a licensed physiologist or board certified psychologist, participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs.
• Consults with medical, nursing and psychiatric staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits as determined by psychological and neuropsychological assessment and evaluation.
• 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 mediation regimens, within the scope of practice.
• May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.
• May develop and conduct psychoeducational classes and groups and provide appropriate support to members family, usually with a licensed cotherapist.
• Conducts psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendation.
• Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
• Charts members treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards.
• 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 members 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.
• Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD, PsyD or EdD in clinical or counseling psychology.
• Completion of a pre-doctoral internship - minimum of 1 year (1500 hours).
• Current valid registration as a Psychological Assistant with the Board of Psychology of the State of California.
• Previous clinical responsibilities to include at least some of the following: psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy.
• Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must pass the State Board examination within two years from date of hire as a Psychological Assistant.
• Knowledge of state regulations and APA Guidelines and Standards with regard to ethics, treatment, patient rights, and confidentiality.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Primary Location
: California-Sacramento-S. Sacramento Hospital 6600 Bruceville Rd. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: Monday - Friday. Temporary: (8/07/2014 - 02/07/2015) Working Hours Start: 8:00AM Working Hours End: 5:00PM

Schedule
: Full-time

Job Type
: Standard

Employee Status
: Temporary Employee Group: NUHW

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job
: Behavioral / Mental Health Public Department Name: Outpatient Psychiatry

Travel
: No Job Eligible for Benefits: No

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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