Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHOLOGIST 2
Department:
PSYCHIATRY/Clinical Research
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
50%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120211 Clinical Psychologist II - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/30/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/07/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.

DESCRIPTION

UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under general supervision of the PI, incumbent will work as a neuropsychologist for a clinical trial investigating the treatment of cognitive impairments and depression associated with mild traumatic brain injury within the Department of Psychiatry. This position involves interpreting comprehensive neurobehavioral, neuropsychological, and functional evaluations and delivering a compensatory cognitive training intervention to participants with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and depression. Clinical responsibilities will include the delivery of Personalized Augmented Cognitive Training intervention to all study participants. This includes delivery of CogSMART cognitive training, providing feedback from neuropsychological assessments to study participants, and utilizing performances from neuropsychological assessment to support participant centered CogSMART module selection and application of intervention to day-to-day functioning. Incumbent will also train the research associates in the completion of neuropsychological assessments, and facilitate referrals of participants as necessary for clinical services external to the study. The position will require skills in Compensatory Cognitive Training and experience working with mTBI patients as well as with individuals with psychiatric disorders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from a program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and must have completed an APA-accredited clinical internship and two years of post-doctoral experience in neuropsychology, including experience with compensatory cognitive training.

  • Must possess a valid license as a Psychologist in California.

  • Valid California Driver's license and acceptable driving record.

  • Experience in randomized cognitive rehabilitation trials.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering CogSMART compensatory cognitive training to a variety of populations including individuals with mTBI and/or psychiatric diagnoses.

  • Proven ability to provide clinical consultation and education based on presenting complaints and neuropsychological assessment results to individuals.

  • Proven ability to develop cognitive training plan and provide recommendations to participants

  • Proven experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of neuropsychological and behavioral measures and conveying findings to individuals in an accessible manner

  • Proven ability to work and treat patients with traumatic brain injury.

  • Proven ability to work and treat patients with psychiatric disorders.

  • Extensive experience working with Veterans, active-duty military populations, and civilians.

  • Extensive knowledge of various community brain injury and mental health services available for referral and recruitment source. Ability to attend local organization meetings to present educational information about mTBI, depression and their relation to cognition as well as provide information about the research program and recruit potential study participants.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and develop liaisons with new referral sources for recruitment of study participants.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing neuropsychological feedback summaries and maintenance of patient records.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and problem solve in high risk patient situations.

  • Demonstrated experience communicating findings, recommendations, referrals, and clinical information clearly and effectively to multidisciplinary research teams verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly, efficiently, tactfully, and patiently in person, via videoconference, on the phone, and in writing to a diverse population including Veterans, active duty military personnel, and civilians.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational, analysis, and decision-making skills. Ability to efficiently organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated experience with operation of PC using word processing, a database application and some type of e-mail system.

  • Demonstrated experience in being flexible and manage multiple tasks efficiently.

  • Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psychotherapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-5 categories and differential diagnosis.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize telehealth technologies to deliver compensatory cognitive training and psychoeducation.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must have reliable transportation for outreach presentations.

  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.


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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