Clinical Psychologist

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

H2 is a 15-bed locked inpatient psychiatric unit that provides intensive assessment and treatment for patients requiring an acute level of psychiatric care and an increased level of security and/or safety. The program specializes in the care of adult patients 18 years of age or older who have a DSM-V Axis I diagnosis.

Our Primary Teams on G2P/H2 are Psychiatrists, Nurses, Case Managers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, ECT coordinators, Admissions Coordinators, Dieticians.

​The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Stanford Health is committed to coordinating all patient care through a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and case managers. The 29-bed Inpatient Psychiatry Service features both open and secured unit programs. Our treatment program is structured to maintain the safety, dignity, and confidentiality of every patient on the unit. The Inpatient Psychiatry Units at Stanford Health offer in-depth evaluation and treatment of a broad range of psychiatric disorders.​​​

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Provides psychological diagnosis and psychotherapeutic interventions and treatments in the field of clinical psychology in a hospital inpatient behavioral medicine setting with interdisciplinary psychiatry team and other medical specialties.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • As a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.
  • Performs direct service activities including group psychotherapy, individual therapy, diagnostic evaluation, and structured clinical interviewing.
  • Assesses patients for danger to self or others.
  • Selects, administers, scores and interprets a variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for each patient assessed.
  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records, and shares findings with team.
  • Generates reports of diagnostic and psychological findings and/or treatment recommendations.
  • Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence-based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT),Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based approaches, and Motivational Interviewing. Delivers group psychotherapy using CBT and DBT. Conducts individual psychotherapy
  • Meets individually with group patients who appear to have significant issues.
  • Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client in the decision-making process.
  • Intervenes with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.
  • Maintains detailed medical records for every contact (individual and group) and clinical phone calls.
  • Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment and results.
  • Consults with patients' outside mental health providers. Provides appropriate referrals to outside mental health services as indicated or requested. Provides patients with information about support groups and/or additional educational resources as indicated or requested.
  • Provides program development and implementation in collaboration with unit leadership.
  • Serves on the Stanford Medical Staff.
  • May participate in hospital research or teaching as appropriate.

Education Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an APA accredited university and completion of an APA accredited internship.

Experience Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • Mental health experience in an acute care hospital setting.
  • Experience with group psychotherapy.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • 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.

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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.