Job Description

Payroll Title:
Medicine / Infectious Diseases
Hiring Pay Scale
$32.29 - $42.52 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 4-5, Monday-Friday

#124122 Clinical Interventionist

Initial Review Date: Thu 9/14/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 486+ full-time salaried faculty members and 100+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 600+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are 250 clinical faculty practicing at multiple sites and hospitals.

The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health (ID+GPH) within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to eliminate the burdens of infectious diseases and health disparities by delivering outstanding patient care, conducting world-class multidisciplinary health research, directing the institutional response to antimicrobial resistance, preventable healthcare associated infections, and emerging pathogens, and offering leadership, consultation and training on global public health, gender equity, microbiology, and infectious diseases topics.

Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, and in coordination with the Project Coordinator, the employee performs a full range of duties and responsibilities for research studies on women living with HIV, and individuals with syndemic or co-occurring disorders (e.g. trauma, Post-Traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders).

Primary responsibilities include: provide clinical training to all study staff and interventionists; help identify client eligibility; perform community outreach with stakeholders to facilitate recruitment; assist client access to medical care programs and community resources; facilitate intervention phase of study consisting of one-on-one and group counseling sessions according to Good clinical practice (GCP) standards; work in conjunction with the peer navigator to facilitate sessions adapted from the evidence-based intervention.

Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR); provide crisis intervention and/or clinical assessment and counseling to those individuals who are triggered and present with adverse reactions with the goal to de-escalate and stabilize while assessing if further treatment is necessary; provide care ethically and in non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner, with sensitivity to the patient’s cultural, religious, and/or age specific needs; participate in quality assurance and program evaluation activities; maintain clinical files and generating reports; and preserve/protect patient autonomy, dignity, and rights and follows the Patient Bill of Rights.

The employee will have regular debriefings and feedback from the study Principal Investigator, Project Coordinator and study PNs via in-person meetings or conference calls on a routine basis. Professional and community activities include: participating in program and community meetings and developing and/or coordinating special projects and/or programs for clients.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, and/or Psychology or related field; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Ability working with women living with HIV/AIDS, histories of trauma, such as physical and/or sexual abuse, and/or sexual assault.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written; effective presentation skills.

  • Proven ability in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and providing one-in-one and group counseling to clients experiencing syndemics and co-occurring disorders.

  • Demonstrated ability in conducting comprehensive clinical assessments.

  • Proven competency in evidence based treatments including among others cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Social Skills Training, and STAIR.

  • Experience providing mental health and case management services to clients with histories of trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as chronic health issues.

  • Proven ability to provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy to clients with histories of trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as chronic health issues.

  • Working knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) categories and differential diagnosis.

  • Strong effective interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to administer and competency in a variety of evidence based therapies; strong demonstrated experience in providing individual, group and family therapy to clients and formulating a wide variety of treatment plans based on the sound integration of theory and practice.

  • Demonstrated experience to intervene in crisis management situations with supervision.

  • Experience in providing assessment for women who participate in research studies.

  • Experience in formulating and implementing treatment and providing counseling to women with histories of trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as chronic health issues.

  • Must be willing to work with clients with HIV, HBV, HCV, TB, and/or other infections and to discuss sensitive topics with clients, such as physical and/or sexual abuse, and sexual assault.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have a valid California Driver's license.
  • Must have access to reliable personal transportation with proof of vehicle insurance.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,422 - $88,782 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.29 - $42.52

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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