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Psychological Assistant
Kaiser Permanente | San Jose, California
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Job Description

Under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides mental health assessment and triage, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health problems. Under supervision, may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each individual patient's treatment program. May provide consultation on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Essential Functions:
Under the supervision of a licensed physiologist or board certified psychologist, participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs.
Consults with medical, nursing and psychiatric staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits as determined by psychological and neuropsychological assessment and evaluation.
Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed mediation regimens, within the scope of practice.
May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.
May develop and conduct psycho-educational classes and groups and provide appropriate support to members family, usually with a licensed co-therapist.
Conducts psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendation.
Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
Charts members' treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards.
Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.
Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members' treatment.
May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, including primary care.
Provides consultation to primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
Under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides mental health assessment and triage, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health problems. Under supervision, may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each individual patient's treatment program. May provide consultation on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Essential Functions:
Under the supervision of a licensed physiologist or board certified psychologist, participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs.
Consults with medical, nursing and psychiatric staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits as determined by psychological and neuropsychological assessment and evaluation.
Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed mediation regimens, within the scope of practice.
May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.
May develop and conduct psycho-educational classes and groups and provide appropriate support to members family, usually with a licensed co-therapist.
Conducts psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendation.
Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
Charts members' treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards.
Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.
Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members' treatment.
May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, including primary care.
Provides consultation to primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
PhD, PsyD or EdD in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited college or university.
Completion of a pre-doctoral internship - minimum of 1 year (1500 hours).
Current valid registration as a Psychological Assistant with the Board of Psychology of the State of California by start date.
Once hired as an assistant, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half the required supervisory hours annually.
Once the assistant obtains the required supervised hours, the employee has two (2) years from that date to complete state licensure.
Knowledge of state regulations and APA Guidelines and Standards with regard to ethics, treatment, patient rights, and confidentiality. 
Previous clinical responsibilities to include at least some of the following: psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy.
Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation. 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 
Basic Qualifications:
PhD, PsyD or EdD in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited college or university.
Completion of a pre-doctoral internship - minimum of 1 year (1500 hours).
Current valid registration as a Psychological Assistant with the Board of Psychology of the State of California by start date.
Once hired as an assistant, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half the required supervisory hours annually.
Once the assistant obtains the required supervised hours, the employee has two (2) years from that date to complete state licensure.
Knowledge of state regulations and APA Guidelines and Standards with regard to ethics, treatment, patient rights, and confidentiality. 
Previous clinical responsibilities to include at least some of the following: psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy.
Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration and interpretation. 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 

About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.