Clinical Psychologist - Per Diem
Employment Type: Full-Time
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is San Francisco East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with a total of 944 licensed beds. Each of our campuses has 24-hour emergency, obstetric and medical/surgical services in both Oakland and Berkeley. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you'll find an environment that reflects the values and mission to support healthy living.A Clinical Psychologist by training serves patients by providing diagnostic and treatment interventions to ameliorate the symptoms of acute and chronic psychological dysfunction. In the Mental Health Services Department of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, the Clinical Psychologist provides a variety of duties. These include face-to-face assessment of adult and adolescent patients in acute distress at both the Herrick and Ashby campuses, performing psychological testing of patients who present a diagnostic dilemma as well as the assessment of patients who have been secluded and/or restrained when such an assessment is required by HCFA and JCAHO standards.Education:Ph.D degree from an approved Clinical Psychology program OR Psy.D degree from an approved Clinical Psychology program OR Ed.D degree from an approved Clinical Psychology program required.Completion of an internship program with training in the psychological testing of adolescents and adults preferred.Licensures and Certifications:Psychologist - PSY required.Experience:A minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience, preferably in a psychiatric inpatient setting or working with severely disturbed psychiatric patients, is preferred.The candidate must be able to demonstrate a work experience that includes the administration of a battery of psychological and/or neuropsychological tests to both adolescents and adults.Skills and Knowledge:Knowledge of psychosocial factors relevant to mental health, such as personality, human growth and development; interpersonal relationships; group process; family dynamics; community integration and socioeconomic resource provisions, including the relevance of these factors for personal change in treatment.Knowledge of specific content of mental health laws particularly related to 5150 criteria, HCFA documentation requirements relating to seclusion and restraint monitoring and assessment, and laws related to patients rights while in an institutional setting.Knowledge of psychopharmacology.Knowledge of ethnic and diverse cultural backgrounds.Ability to make sound clinical decisions regarding assessing patient's acuity and appropriate dispositions (hospitalize vs. discharge);Ability to communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in written form;Ability to provide analytical and problem solving skills;Ability to provide interpersonal sensitivity.