Psychosocial Clinician/Counselor II Addiction Medicine

Kaiser Permanente San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 days ago

Description:

The Psychosocial Clinician II is a member of an interdisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psycho-education to members and/or family members. The majority of the position will be spent in direct patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provides timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment intervention of members.Provides treatment to adults, adolescents and/or children.Provides appropriate selection of treatment modality to member's presenting problem.Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies.Effectively communicates clinical material to member and clinical staff and provides high internal and external customer/patient satisfaction.Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in member's charts.Conduct initial interview with Members by eliciting and interpreting the psychological and social meaning of complaints.Determines urgency of member's need.Provides a professional interpretation of member's presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action, selects appropriate treatment modality.Renders appropriate and immediate guidance & therapy for members in crisis or in need of clinical services.Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letter; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information.Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources.Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals.Knowledgeable of KP and community resources.Proficient in identifying and treating the span of developmental stages.Proficient in various treatment modalities including, but not limited to individual, group family & child therapy.Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures.Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patient's clinical care and license.Maintains license.Participates in QM & CQI activities.EOL (End of Life Option):Regulatory data reporting, process coordination, assist Members/Physicians with California End of Life Option Act.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

Two (2) years of post graduate experience in a clinical setting required. Medical Social Worker - End of Life Option:

If position posted is for an End of Life role, experience requirement is: Minimum one (1) year of experience, within the last three (3) years, working as a MSW in end of life care and counseling.

Education

Master's degree in a Social Work required.

License, Certification, Registration

Valid and current CA LCSW license required. National Provider Identifier (NPI) required for Behavioral Health positions.

Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of and ability to utilize current DSM nomenclature required. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.

Must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. Must be familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities. May consider LMFT, with a Master's Degree in a Behavioral Health field, job code 66564 for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with Addiction Medicine population preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Notes:The position can be filled by either an LMFT or a LCSW. May work at various locations

Primary Location: California,San Diego,Kenyon Street Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift:

Day Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 8:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status:

Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B14-PSC|NUHW|NUHW Psych Social Chapter Job Level: Individual Contributor Department:

Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

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