Clinical Psychologist - (0.8 FTE, Days)
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0.8 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
Provides psychological diagnosis and psychotherapeutic interventions and treatments, and consults in the field of clinical/rehabilitation psychology and/or neuropsychology in a hospital inpatient/outpatient setting with interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams and other medical specialties.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
• As a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.
• Assesses patients identified to have potential psychological emergencies. Consult with colleagues and/or Risk Management as necessary for unusual or emergency cases.
• Conducts psychological assessments. Develops individualized treatment plans for each patient assessed.
• Consults with patients outside mental health providers. Provide appropriate referrals to outside mental health services as indicated or requested.
• Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client as part of the decision-making process.
• Generates reports of diagnostic and psychological findings and/or treatment recommendations.
• Intervenes with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.
• Maintains detailed medical records for every contact (individual and group) and clinical phone calls.
• May participate in hospital research or program development as appropriate.
• Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records.
• Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment methods, techniques and results.
• Performs direct service activities including diagnostic evaluation, structured clinical interviewing, and individual, group, and family therapy.
• Provides in-patient consultation to patients with acute psychological issues.
• Provides patients with information about support groups and/or additional educational resources as indicated or requested.
• Selects, administers and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.
• Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence-based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Delivers individual cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and facilitate group sessions for patients. Meet individually with group patients who appear to have significant issues.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited university
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: PY - Licensed as a Psychologist by the State of California
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
• Ability to design appropriate treatment interventions, evaluate results, and make modifications as needed.
• Ability to select, administer, and score various psychological assessments.
• Ability to therapeutic relations with clients, conduct crisis intervention, and make appropriate referrals.
• Knowledge of a broad range of psychological assessment techniques.
• Knowledge of abnormal, developmental, personality, and social psychology.
• Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
• Knowledge of principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and methodology; psychological research methods and experimental design.
• Knowledge of theory and practice of individual and group psychotherapy.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer