Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHOLOGIST 2
Department:
FACULTY PRACTICE PSYCHIATRY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#118141 Psychologist 2

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/28/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/12/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/24/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The 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 direction, the incumbent will serve as a staff psychologist for the Neuro Behavioral inpatient unit (50%) and provide general outpatient psychiatry services in the Hillcrest NARF clinic (50%) . Will provide treatment for all populations of inpatient NBMU and outpatient General Psychiatry patients. Services include evaluation, treatment planning, multidisciplinary rounding, care coordination, individual, group therapy for individuals with cognitive and mental health disorders. As a psychologist, the incumbent will be responsible for treating complex, multi diagnostic patients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D degree in Clinical Psychology.

  • Current valid state of California Psychology License.

  • Proven psycho-diagnostic interviewing skills.

  • Strong crisis intervention skills. Ability to deliver care in an ethical, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory manner.

  • Theoretical understanding of psycho-dynamic, supportive and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches.

  • Knowledge of and experience in reading and interpreting psychiatric charts.

  • Ability to prepare for and lead psycho-educational groups on general psychosis, mood disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, dual disorders, anger management and stress management.

  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and in critical thinking. Able to think creatively and efficiently, to assess, analyze and solve problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and co-workers, exercising tact, flexibility and diplomacy.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.

  • Strong writing ability and experience in writing concise, factual psychosocial notes and program reports.

  • Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psycho-therapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-V.

  • Knowledge and prior experience in applying the SBIRT model for alcohol and substance use disorders.

  • Strong experience in conducting psycho-diagnostic evaluations and plan treatment.

  • Experience in managing a more complex caseload with a continual flux of new intakes weekly.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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 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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