Job Description

Payroll Title:
Eating Disorder Clinic
Hiring Pay Scale
$31.00 - $39.56 / Hour
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#130728 Behavioral Health Psychiatric II

Filing Deadline: Mon 7/15/2024

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Under supervision of the Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for providing manualized evidence-based treatment protocols for individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy in the UC San Diego Health Eating Disorder Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Primary job responsibilities include: 1. clinical evaluation and treatment; 2. care coordination; 3. milieu management; 4. administrative duties; and 5. ethical decisions & actions on behalf of patients. Therapists will be the primary therapist and case manager for patients with presentations of varying complexity in a high acuity partial hospital and intensive outpatient setting for eating disorders and co-morbid diagnoses. Case management may include coordination of care with other providers, obtaining ongoing authorization of treatment, and providing weekly therapy sessions. Therapists will conduct ongoing assessment to inform their diagnosis and treatment plan. Attend weekly trainings, workshops, etc. and report on patient progress in weekly treatment team meetings. Participate in program evaluation and in determining the needs for new services; engage in management of the patient milieu and consultation with other team members. Performs all other duties as assigned.

This position has recently been accreted by UPTE HX union, and will be a part of that union moving forward.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
  • Basic skills in providing behavioral / educational interventions.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethical standards associated with profession.
  • Basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
  • Effective verbal and written communication. Proven active listening and persuasion skills.
  • Skills in collaborating with interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of business software and electronic / medical records systems.


  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or the equivalent.
  • Strong motivational interviewing skills.
  • Experience working with eating disorders.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: Unclassified - No data available (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: Unclassified - No data available

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