Clinical Psychologist - Single Ventricle Program (0.5 FTE, Days)

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Category: Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Sunnyvale CA 94087
Req: 15871
FTE: 0.5

Psychology&Social Science

0.5 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Serve as a member of the Single Ventricle Program’s multidisciplinary team while providing baseline or follow-up developmental and neuropsychological assessments for patients with complex single ventricle heart disease. Work in partnership with Single Ventricle program’s multidisciplinary team, as well as patients, parents, teachers, school administrators, government, and family services agencies to ensure cognitive, social, emotional, and educational needs of patient population are evaluated and identified.

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.

Essential Functions

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).

  • Conducts psychological assessments for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes. Develops individualized treatment plans for each patient assessed, including identifying specific treatment goals and outcomes

  • Consult with developmental-behavioral pediatricians, nurse practitioners, speech-language pathologists, and other medical specialists to provide family-centered care.

  • Consults with patients outside mental health providers. Provide appropriate referrals to outside community services as indicated or requested.

  • Evaluates client’s progress over time and 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.

  • 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 and structured clinical interviewing.

  • Provides in-patient consultation to patients with acute psychological and developmental 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 developmental and behavioral disorders.

  • Assists in the development, maintenance and implementation of policies and procedures regarding assessment of children of varying ages, standardizing recommendations, individualizing pathways for children with unusual circumstances, explaining the procedures to families and other professionals.

  • Presents information regarding developmental and neuropsychological issues of children with complex single ventricle heart disease to parents, community groups, other hospitals and agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

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, completion of an APA or CPA pre-doctoral internship with a focus on child development, completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology or a related field.

Experience:  Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification:  PSY - Licensed as a Psychologist by the State of California

Knowledge, Skills, & 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 distinguish between differential diagnoses.

  • Ability to form 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. 


Physical Requirements

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

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.