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

#111136 Master's Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Remote)

Initial Review Date: Wed 12/22/2021

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 09/10/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/14. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC and UCSD Health are one of the most innovative and productive institutions of higher education and academic medical centers 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 Virtual Care Collaborative are seeking elite, effective, experienced clinicians residing and licensed in California for a new telehealth clinical service, with a first clinical population of systemwide UC students. The clinical service has received seed funding for up to 3 years of operations, and new service staff are expected to participate in future growth, expansion of services to other clinical populations, and successful business practices for service longevity by demonstrating productivity and aligning work with personal talents, passion and the UC ethical values of integrity, excellence, and accountability. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Therapists are expected to provide and deliver specialized, pragmatic mental and behavioral health effective clinical psychotherapy services and interventions, whether brief/focused or more intensive, long-term treatment, including emergencies and nonemergency situations, as well as case management services, inter-and intra-professional consultations with other health, behavioral health professionals and organizations, in primarily an ambulatory setting, synchronous telehealth format, integrating direct examination, collateral sources with appropriate authorizations, exercising clinical judgment of applied theory and practice of the clinical mental health professional across the full range of conditions described in the most current DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) and relevant associated comorbid psychological and medical conditions to analyze problems, accurately prioritizing and triaging issues of diverse scope to determine and deliver achievable outcome-based recovery, within a biopsychosocial model treatment plan to a patient population across the lifespan, customized to a holistic, identity-integrated formulation for each patient that takes into account the availability of local resource and systems of care with attention to coding, billing, customer service, and shared-decision making.

This position has the ability to work remotely.


  • A Master's Degree in clinically applied mental health area from fully accredited graduate school of social work; marriage and family therapy; or professional clinical counselor program.

  • Active, California Board of Behavioral Science license in behavioral health counseling/psychotherapy discipline including LMFT, PhD/PsyD, LCSW, and LPCC. (registrants/associates-only ineligible)

  • Minimum of five (5+) or more years of relevant experience in healthcare settings.

  • Experience with timely pertinent Electronic Medical Record documentation, coding, billing, customer service, risk management, quality management, program evaluation, and peer review activities.


  • Experience with practice in an academic medical center and/or billing commercial health insurance/3rd party payers, inclusive of state and federal government plans.
  • Experience with efficacy in therapeutic outcomes using standardized metrics working with young adult population.
  • Advanced practice knowledge, experience, and application treating clinical presentations frequently seen in target treatment population.
  • Knowledge and experience generating and collating effective whole-person developmentally-appropriate and culturally aware case management and resource linkages.
  • Expertise in campus-based systems of care.
  • Advanced skills in evidence-based/evidence-informed psychotherapies to address issues in the shortest time possible while balancing skills and expertise to work with persons where more intensive, intermediate-/long-term treatment when necessary through synchronous and asynchronous distance video, telehealth, and when required, in-person services.
  • Experience integrating specialty patient care services with accessible primary care services within a context of cultural, professional, and linguistic competence.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Work space which ensures virtual privacy to conduct business following all federal, state, local and university requirements.
  • Minimum physical, hardware, peripherals, high speed internet connectivity, and technology requirements for business needs.
  • Work hours consistent with Pacific Standard Time; if employee is licensed in state of California but elects to reside out of the state of California, employee has an understanding that there is a limited travel budget per employee which cannot be exceeded for required in-person job duties; employee then is responsible for excess travel costs and expenditures.

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

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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