Clinical Psychologist (.8 FTE) (46917)

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours: .80/64
  • Shift: Days
  • Hours in Shift: 8
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Req: 46917

Job Description

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.


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 (PhD or PsyD), 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; academic setting preferred.
Experience with group psychotherapy
License/Certification: PY - Licensed as a Psychologist by the State of California
Highly Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Psychological testing skills required
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills required
Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively in a complex health care

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