Psychologist ( Job Number: 136451 )
Kaiser Permanente - Honolulu, HI

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Under general supervision, provides variety of ambulatory behavioral health services including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, case management and psychotherapeutic intervention to individuals, families, groups and/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Provides services to adults of all ages, adolescents and children Supports compliance and Principles of Responsibility, maintains confidentiality, and Protects organizational assets. Exhibits ethics and integrity. Adheres to applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditation and licensing requirements, policies and procedures. Reports and/or resolves issues of non-compliance.

Essential Functions:
  • Interviews member & evaluates their psychological & mental status. Utilizes DSM IV to diagnose patients. Determines if member is in crisis, at-risk, or suicidal/homicidal. Refers members in need of immediate or urgent care to appropriate level of services, within time frame established by policy. Collaborates with Call Center or referring practitioner/provider when appropriate
  • Provides psychotherapy & counseling for individuals, families, groups &/or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Utilizes a wide range of intervention modalities, which support positive mental health & enhanced individual or family functioning. Provides services such as crisis intervention, brief therapy, cognitive & behavioral therapies, skills training, supportive therapy, stress management, family therapy
  • Assesses urgent or high-risk clinical situations & makes appropriate interventions. Coordinates referral of patient to psychiatrist or other clinician in timely fashion. Assists with admission to hospital or other specialized facility when needed. Plans & provides appropriate follow-up & intensity of services based on clients' needs. Assesses needs for psychological testing, chemical dependency treatment or other specific services & makes appropriate referrals
  • Evaluates needs & appropriateness for psychopharmacological therapy. Refers patients to physician or clinical nurse specialist for medication evaluation per department guidelines. Maintains basic knowledge of medications, indications & side effects for commonly used psychotherapeutic agents
  • Plans, develops, implements, & leads therapeutic & educational group programs to address needs of patient. Evaluates outcomes & effects of treatment for individual patients & programs
  • Researches, collects & records data & information relating to identification & treatment of behavioral & interpersonal problems of patient. Formulates alternatives for interventions & approaches for resolution of these problems. Assists to establish clinical best practices & guidelines for delivery of service to population of clients served
  • Provides & arranges for all psychological testing for Behavioral Health Services, such as Neurosciences, Orthopedics, & Pediatric Departments. Tests patients according to current applicable Kaiser Health Plan benefits for intellectual functioning, personality & dynamics, existence & severity of psychiatric disorders, diagnosis, prognosis, baseline functioning & loss of brain function following injury
  • Develops & conducts specialized treatment programs & services (e.g., ADHD)
  • Performs other duties & accepts responsibility as assigned
  • Additional essential functions as listed in the complete job description
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience in mental health providing direct clinical services to children and/or adults, including people with serious/chronic mental illness
  • Clinical program development experience
  • Experience in conducting group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and/or partial hospitalization programs
  • Experience in writing treatment plans
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved program in clinical psychology or from an accredited institution with the graduate level training leading to the doctoral degree meeting the requirements of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 16-98-9
  • Valid Hawaii Psychologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure)
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting assessments and using the DSM IV
  • Knowledge and experience with frequently used psychiatric medications
  • Familiarity with statistical/analytical methods of instruments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, conflict resolution, decision making, group process facilitation, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, quality management, teamwork, and written communication
  • Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone
  • Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English
  • Training/giving and receiving instructions
  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g., organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with documentation according to national accreditation guidelines
  • Experience with inpatient settings
  • Experience with primary care
  • Experience with people who are chemically dependent
  • Experience in consultation/liaison

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