Licensed Psychologist - Bi-lingual Spanish (San Mateo)

  • Address:San Mateo, CA 94401 (map)
  • Date Posted:08/30/16
  • Job Type:Full-time
  • Description:
  • San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is seeking a qualified Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist to provide psychological services to our monolingual Spanish-speaking patients. If you are a Spanish-speaking licensed psychologist with a passion for providing comprehensive and integrated behavioral health care to the underserved residents of San Mateo County, then consider joining our team!The current vacancy is full time, extra help and requires bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency.We are seeking a licensed professional who is proficient in brief, evidence-based models of psychotherapeutic interventions with adult populations to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:Assess, evaluate, and provide psychological treatment to adult San Mateo County residents with acute or chronic psychiatric illness both inpatient and outpatient.Participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate mental health treatment plans for a broad range of behavioral and psychosocial concerns.Employ a variety of empirically-validated approaches as indicated by specific presenting problems to change behaviors, achieve symptom relief, and improve functioning.Develop and conduct group psychotherapy, psychoeducational programs, and classes.Create, implement, and evaluate behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on diabetes care, obesity, and health-risk behaviors.Render consultation to primary care and specialty providers on matters relating to mental health, health psychology, and behavioral medicine.Offer crisis intervention, when needed.Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic health records and inpatient medical records, and produce reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.Conduct applied research and clinical investigations in behavioral/health psychology.Provide liaison services between patients and other providers, as needed.Supervise psychology and other mental health trainees.In addition to the license requirements specified below, the selected candidate will possess qualifications that include:Ability to provide culturally-sensitive, Spanish language psychological services to a low-income, underprivileged population.Expertise in empirically-validated psychological interventions for both individual and group therapy pertaining to a broad range of behavioral and psychosocial issues.Familiarity with psychological interventions related to preventative care and behavioral medicine, in particular related to diabetic care models, obesity, and health-risk behaviors.Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, as well as brief individual and group psychotherapy.Qualified to supervise psychology trainees.Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and APA standards as they relate to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality.Knowledge of psychological testing techniques, administration, and interpretation.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.The ideal candidate will also have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited educational institution and must have completed the required trainings related to providing clinical supervision. Possession of a California license in Clinical Psychology is required for this position, however candidates in the process of receiving a California license in Clinical Psychology may be considered in this recruitment. Starting salary is negotiable, depending on experience, and includes a biweekly bilingual differential pay added to the hourly base pay. The incumbent will work with adult populations providing direct and preventive mental health services to adults and the various professionals, agencies and institutions serving the adult population.Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.Licensure/Certification: California license in Clinical Psychology.Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:Option 1: Adult - Two years of clinical experience with adults.IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. 
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