Clinical Psychologist (Relief) (51950)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-20 2020-02-19
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**Clinical Psychologist (Relief) (51950)**

+ Job Type:Relief

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.001/0

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:8

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:51950

**Job Description**

The New Stanford Hospital

Stanford Health Care is adding more beds, private rooms, state-of-the-art operating suites, expanded emergency services and the flexibility the hospital needs to adapt to advancing technologies and more streamlined services.

The new Stanford Hospital will deliver a model of coordinated care that's built around the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient. Designed by the internationally recognized firm Rafael Vinoly Architects, the new 824,000-square-foot facility will feature amenities and services focused on the health and well-being of patients, as well as the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical technologies. It will house an additional 368 beds, bringing the total to 600 on site, and the new Emergency Department will have twice the floor space of the current facility. The building will be connected to the current hospital by a bridge and tunnel.

The new hospital will feature natural light, rooftop gardens, and the latest innovations in green technology to reduce the hospital's environmental impact.

The Inpatient Psychiatry Clinical Psychologist's primary functions include the provision of group psychotherapy, conducting short-term individual psychotherapy as needed, performing psychological testing services, coordinating psychological services in collaboration with the clinical leadership team and participation as an active member of the multi-disciplinary team, in particular in the setting of daily rounds. The Clinical Psychologist's expertise plays a vital role in the overall care coordination for patients, families and referring physicians and providers. Group Psychotherapy is a vital component of the inpatient Psychiatry program and is essential in providing comprehensive care to patients on the Acute Inpatient Units. The Clinical Psychologist collaborates with faculty, residents, nursing staff, intake coordinators, clinical social workers, case managers and community providers to assist in the provision of quality patient care services to psychiatric patients and their families. Good performance is highly dependent on psychological expertise, collaborative efforts and gaining the cooperation of the multi-disciplinary team members. * Coordinates and integrates group psychotherapy services on the inpatient units in collaboration with other multi-disciplinary team members. Proficiency with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is essential.

* Collaborates closely with other Inpatient Psychologists. Responds to emails and relief requests within 24 hours. * Active participation in weekly multi-disciplinary treatment rounds for all 3 services. * Documentation in the patient's medical record regarding group psychotherapy services is done in a timely manner (i.e., daily), following all relevant documentation guidelines. * Provides psychological testing services as requested by physician team and Chief, Neuropsychological Services. * Ensures that verbal and written feedback regarding psychological testing results are available in a timely manner following all relevant documentation guidelines

* Provides clinical supervision to Psy.D. students completing practicum placements on the inpatient units. * Coordinates the provision of psychological services in collaboration with leadership team, identifying patient and unit specific needs and proposing specific treatment interventions. * Identifies special patient needs across the continuum of care, working with both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric staffs as appropriate. * Serves as a consultant to nursing staff, physician staff, and other health care providers in the care of the specified patient population. * Functions in the role of patient advocate in the identification and reporting of abuse or suspected abuse of patients or their significant others as mandated by hospital policy. * Ensures that patient teaching materials are appropriate for the population served, considering age, culture and language and is approved by the leadership team. * Ensures efficient, effective workflow to meet the needs of the patients, care providers, other customers and staff. * Collaborates with other psychologists on the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of psychological services; ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the function and goals of SHC and which meet the external regulatory and statutory requirements and are approved by the psychiatry leadership team * Adjusts communication to match age-specific needs. * Adjusts practice/selects equipment to accommodate age-specific needs. * Modifies the plan of care to meet the special needs of the age group served * Demonstrates cultural awareness and an ability and desire to work effectively with patients and family members regardless of race, gender, disease process, life-style, sexual orientation, religious, or cultural beliefs. * Responds to patient and non-patient emergencies according to policies and procedures.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and

abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Doctoral degree in Psychology from an APA accredited university, and completion of an APA accredited internship.

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Mental health experience in an acute care hospital setting

Experience with group psychotherapy

License/Certification: PY - Licensed as a Psychologist by the State of California

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential

functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or


" Ability to select, administer, score and interpret various psychological assessment instrument

" Ability to develop therapeutic relations with clients, conduct crisis intervention, and make appropriate referrals

" Knowledge of a broad range of psychological assessment instruments

" Knowledge of abnormal, developmental, personality, and social psychology

" Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques

" Knowledge of principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and

methodology; psychological research methods and experimental design

" Knowledge of theory and practice of individual and group psychotherapy

" Knowledge of CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and behavior modification.

" Ability to design appropriate treatment interventions, evaluate results, and make modifications as needed

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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