Licensed Clinical Psychologist

San Diego, CA, California

Healthcare Industry
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 2-5
Recruiter Name: Cate Papolonias

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: Available in the ff locations: Escondido CA, Alpine CA, and El Cajon, CA.

Duration: Direct Hire and Full-time 

Salary: TBD

Work Set-up: Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm – Hybrid role (3 days a week in office, possibly only 2 days in future)


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, the Licensed
Clinical Social Worker/ Licensed Clinical Psychologist is responsible for
performing psychological assessments and providing brief evidenced-based
treatment using the primary care behavioral health model to adults, older
adults, children and their families in a primary care setting. This licensed
clinician works closely with primary care providers to develop and implement
sound treatment plans. Responds to and provides crisis intervention services
when needed; Ensures behavioral health services are delivered in a culturally
appropriate fashion and is consistent with State of California laws and
regulations, professional standards of care, agency guidelines, and
professional ethical guidelines.

Essential Functions of the Job:

• Evaluates/triage and provides evidenced-based, brief

psychological/behavioral health interventions to patients with physical
health, mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses.

• Provides consultant services to clinical staff/ primary care providers

based on Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultation model including
but not limited to timely feedback regarding the client’s care, treatment
recommendations and progress via documentation in the client’s record
and verbal feedback.

• Performs brief assessments of patient needs and, with patient and

primary care clinician, develops a negotiated care plan.

• Maintains accurate and timely documentation in in the electronic

medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces
reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.

• Evaluates and/or revises care plan as indicated with appropriate

documentation in progress notes and communicates this to relevant
multi-disciplinary team members.

• Performs crisis interventions as needed including but not limited to
conducting suicide assessments and make recommendations to
medical providers and patients; determine if crisis response services are
appropriate for patient safety.

• Works in coordination with the Chief Behavioral Health Officer/ Director
of Behavioral Health to provide information to healthcare providers
about mental illness in the medical setting.

• Assist in the implementation and administration of ESBIRT (Enhanced

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) program model
for substance abuse prevention and/or treatment.

• Participate in meetings as required including but not limited to weekly
multi- disciplinary/Case Conference/ Pod Care team meetings with
medical, clinical and intern staff; weekly case reviews; quarterly chart
reviews. Participate on committees as directed.

• Maintains productivity expectations in accordance with clinic/program


• Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

• Complies with established departmental and health center wide policies
and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety,
environmental and infection control standards.

• Ability to organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent
judgment within areas of responsibility.

• Ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate in working with
underserved communities.

• Establishes and maintains contact with community resources to ensure
continuity of care (e.g., case managers, rehabilitation and detoxification
centers, psychiatric units).

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients,
family members, other professional staff and the public.

• Requests assistance and guidance from the Supervisor and
professional staff when necessary to address client issues and

• Enhances professional growth and development through participation in
educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and

• Provides outpatient services on school campuses and satellite primary
care clinics as requested by Chief Behavioral Health Officer/BHG

• Assist in providing supervision of interns and/or unlicensed staff under
specification of license held as requested.

• Work closely with all providers to help establish full integration of
services and a team based to care.

• Conduct brief presentations, trainings and/or lectures to primary care
team members, medical residents and/or community regarding
behavioral health issues and behavioral health services as requested.

• Assist with the development of a train-the trainer SBIRT model for
primary care team.

• Ensures, through continuous monitoring, adequate progress toward
contract goals and objectives to secure contract compliance.

• Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by Supervisor

Job Requirements:

Education Required (Minimum level of education): Successful completion
of terminal graduate training program in a psychotherapy-related field:
Ph.D./ Psychology; Social Work, at an accredited university or college
with at least two years of experience in a mental health setting; FQHC or an
equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in Behavioral
Medicine/Health Psychology Preferred.

Certifications/Licenses Required: PhD/PsyD, LCSW issued by the state of
California and a valid driver’s license and access to insured vehicle required.

Experience Required (Minimum level of experience): combination of education
and years of experience as specified above. Sensitivity to multi-cultural
concerns and the psychotherapeutic process required.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job: Bilingual
English/Spanish required, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:
Knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery treatment modalities. Integrated
Treatment and Care for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Demonstrate
ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate in working with minority
communities. Demonstrate respect for diversity. Knowledge of behavioral
medicine, health psychology, substance abuse interventions including
IMPACT and/or SBIRT model strongly recommended. Exercise tact,
objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with a variety of
people with a variety of co-occurring disorders. Organize, set priorities and
exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility. Establish
and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members,
other professional staff and the public.

Equipment: Computer literacy required and proficiency in MS Office (Word,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: General office environment.
Frequent sitting, occasional standing, walking, lifting, pushing, and pulling up
to 10 lbs. May drive around San Diego County for various meetings and

Job Requirements

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