Licensed Psychologist - San Mateo Medical Center (Open and Promotional)
Note: This Job Announcement was amended on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to update the vacancies, and the Supplemental Questions.
Recruitment changed to Continuous:
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on Friday, October 6, 2017 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."
San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is seeking qualified Clinical Psychologists with expertise in Integrated Behavioral Health for part-time and full-time extra help positions. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required for all positions.
If you are a psychologist with a passion for providing comprehensive and integrated behavioral health care to the underserved residents of San Mateo County, then consider joining our team!
We are seeking licensed professionals who are proficient in brief, evidence-based models of psychotherapeutic interventions with adult populations to work at our main hospital location in San Mateo and our satellite clinic in Redwood City. Licensed Psychologists fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:
- Assess, evaluate, and provide psychological treatment to adult San Mateo County residents with acute or chronic psychiatric illness both inpatient and outpatient.
- Participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate mental health treatment plans for a broad range of behavioral and psychosocial concerns.
- Employ a variety of empirically-validated approaches as indicated by specific presenting problems to change behaviors, achieve symptom relief, and improve functioning.
- Develop and conduct group psychotherapy, psychoeducational programs, and classes.
- Create, implement, and evaluate behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on diabetes care, obesity, and health-risk behaviors.
- Render consultation to primary care and specialty providers on matters relating to mental health, health psychology, and behavioral medicine.
- Offer crisis intervention, when needed.
- Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic health records and inpatient medical records, and produce reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
- Conduct applied research and clinical investigations in behavioral/health psychology.
- Provide liaison services between patients and other providers, as needed.
- Supervise psychology and other mental health trainees.
In addition to the license requirements specified below, the selected candidates will possess qualifications that include:
- Expertise in empirically-validated psychological interventions for both individual and group therapy pertaining to a broad range of behavioral and psychosocial issues.
- Familiarity with psychological interventions related to preventative care and behavioral medicine, in particular related to diabetic care models, obesity, and health-risk behaviors.
- Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, as well as brief individual and group psychotherapy.
- Qualified to supervise psychology trainees.
- Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and APA standards as they relate to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality.
- Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration, and interpretation.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to provide culturally-sensitive, Spanish language psychological services to a low-income, underprivileged population (for the Bilingual Spanish Psychologist).
The ideal candidates will also have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited educational institution and must have completed the required trainings related to providing clinical supervision. Possession of a California license in Clinical Psychology is required for this position, however candidates who have passed the EPPP exam and are in the process of receiving a California license in Clinical Psychology within a 90-day period may be considered in this recruitment, but will not be able to start the position until license is obtained. Starting salary is negotiable, depending on experience, and includes a biweekly bilingual differential pay added to the hourly base pay, for the bilingual Spanish position. The incumbent will work with adult populations (Option 1), as described below.
The current vacancies are for full-time and part-time extra help positions, with one of the positions requiring bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency.
Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
- Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Option 1: Adult: Providing direct and preventive mental health services to adults and the various professionals, agencies and institutions serving the adult population.
- Perform professional psychological work; make diagnoses and provide psychotherapy and other kinds of psychological treatment in one of the option areas.
- Select and administer psychological tests or observational procedures, interpret their results and prepare psychological evaluation reports.
- Carry out various kinds of treatment work such as individual or group psychotherapy, family therapy, crisis intervention, behavior modification and various types of group process experience.
- Provide mental health consultation appropriate to the needs of various professionals, agencies and community groups.
- Participate in developing preventive mental health procedures in segments of community life.
- Participate in regional or service unit research projects.
- Participate in the training of psychology trainees or other mental health disciplines.
- Provide psychological consultation to other mental health staff or personnel of other community agencies.
- Confer with patients' relatives regarding treatment and case management.
- Consult with psychiatrists, social workers and others in community agencies regarding psychological aspects of their work.
- Maintain mental health records and prepares reports.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Principles, methods, techniques, material, devices used and current developments in the field of specialization; standard methods, techniques, materials and devices used in either clinical psychology, community, developmental psychology and psychological research; psychotherapeutic factors relevant to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction or social systems problems; techniques of mental health consultation, psychological research and training; various psychological tests available; standard methods of test evaluation and test results interpretations; and approved techniques of therapeutic counseling.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:Option 1: Adult - Two years of clinical experience with adults.Licensure/Certification: California license in Clinical Psychology.
Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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