Clinical Psychologist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-801272
    • Job Location: Petaluma, Other
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 27, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary: The Psychologist will provide high-quality psychological services in an integrated care setting.
Partner as a flexible member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide seamless care for patients.
Assess and diagnose mental health and chronic conditions. Design appropriate interventions to meet patient
needs, including coordinating care with community resources as needed. Provide effective, evidence-based
interventions to patients, and facilitate same-day and crisis services as needed. Work at maximum potential
to meet access and productivity needs while providing high quality care. Contribute to clinic quality goals
and improvement efforts. Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to after evening hours
and assignment to outside locations within PHC federal scope such as school based clinics and homeless

Areas of Responsibility:

Participation in Integrated Care Team:
• Functions as collaborative member of integrated care team
• Readily accepts warm handoffs and provides follow-up recommendations to referring provider
• Shares skills and interventions with members of integrated team to facilitate coordinated

• Consistently uses screening tools to assess mood, risk, and progress in treatment
• Conducts psychological testing, scoring, and creates reports as assigned
• Appropriately and expediently diagnoses mental health disorders based on DSM-V criteria

Intervention Design:
• Determine appropriate level of treatment for individual patients and episodes of care
• Coordinate care with community resources as appropriate
• Utilize outcomes-based practice tools to ensure high quality patient care and tailor delivery of
brief interventions
• Works collaboratively with Behavioral Health leadership to develop treatment programs specific
to patient populations and treatment needs

Intervention Delivery:
• Provides evidence-based psychological assessment and brief treatment to individuals and
• Documents progress/data in medical records using objective, measurable methods
• Treats psychological disorders to effect change
• Selects approach to use in brief individual therapy and modifies as needed
• Collaborates with Psychiatrists and other specialists in developing treatment recommendations
• Instructs and directs postdoctoral residents and students in hospitals and clinics assigned

Access and Productivity:
• Works at maximum potential to meet productivity requirements in order to improve patient
access and fiscal viability while maintaining quality care
• Adheres to health center standards for productivity as defined by the medical director and
senior management
• Facilitates same-day access for patients in need of Behavioral Health treatment or assessment

Professional Development and Relationships:
• Utilizes Continuing Education resources to ensure compliance and skills necessary to practice in
PHC treatment model. Willingly seeks additional training when needed in order to successfully
fulfill job requirements.
• Models clear communication and conflict resolution skills with coworkers and patients
• Continually assesses needs of community and patients, and trends in psychology, to ensure
cutting-edge treatment
• Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Adheres to quality assurance guidelines and aids
the health center in reaching its clinical quality goals. Adheres to nationally recognized health
care standards
• Knows and follows clinic policies and procedures
• Demonstrates competent knowledge in delivering behavioral health services to patients through
peer review as established through the medical staff bylaws, recommendations of each licensing
Board, and clinic Quality Improvement Program.
• Supports and contributes in a positive manner to clinic efforts to maintain and improve patient
satisfaction in all aspects of care delivery
• Meets all time commitments by arriving on time to the clinic and working entire shift or more as
• Responsible for maintaining credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but
not limited to California Psychologist License, CE hours, CPR Certifications and any other
required licenses. It is the responsibility of the psychologist to give Human Resources current
credentials before old credentials expire
• Willingly performs other duties within the scope of practice as assigned

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability

• Ph.D. or Psy.D in Psychology

Licenses and Certifications:
• Current California Psychologist license
• Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of
managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.