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Category: Allied Health/Advanced Practice
Facility: Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Department: EPSDT - BERT
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Evening Shift (variable start times)
Hours: 32 hours/week, Mon-Thurs
FTE: 0.80000
Job Details: State License
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Marriage & Family Therapist
1 Year of Experience Required

Position Summary:
Mental Health Worker will work to cover psychiatric evaluations  (5150/5585), then once handoff has occurred, will provide care to acute and critical care floors. Mental health Worker evaluates and treats a wide variety of behavioral, emotional, and developmental concerns that complicate medical care and recovery from illness, teach specific coping techniques to children struggling with serious childhood illnesses, teach parents specific strategies for parenting their medically ill children, and provide medication recommendations for symptoms such as insomnia, pain, delirium, distress, anxiety or depression.  Evaluation of unexplained or difficult to treat somatic symptoms, non-adherence to medical recommendations, trauma symptoms related to medical procedures, anxiety, behavioral problems, delirium, adjustment to medical illness (including family contributions to adjustment in the child), or depression/SI. Manages patient documentation in the medical record. Participates on committees as required. Other duties may be required or assigned.

Position Requirements:
Education:
 Masters Degree in clinical social work or marriage and family and child counseling, marital and family therapy, psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, or counseling with an emphasis in either marriage, family and child counseling or marriage and family therapy from an accredited school. 
License: Licensed (or licensed eligible) by the Board of Behavioral Science in California as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 
Experience: Prior work experience in an pediatric crisis settings, acute psychiatric setting, and healthcare setting which has included assessment of psychiatric and behavioral health patients, 5150 evaluations, and level of care determining, family treatment, and aftercare and discharging planning. Prior work providing therapeutic interventions to in a pediatric acute care hospital. Prior experience with medi-cal documentation requirements. Prior experience with children and families in diverse communities and exposed to multi-stressed environments.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be knowledgeable with psychiatric, psychosocial and legal issues and substance misuse/abuse and chemical dependency assessment and treatment, understanding of current insurance benefits and restrictions in the area of mental health, knowledgeable of DSM-IV-TR, ICD-10, DSM-V, trauma informed care,  family systems therapy and crisis intervention models.  Knowledge of child, elder and dependent adult abuse and domestic violence reporting requirements and other significant regulations affecting clinical social work practice (e.g. Tarasoff, patient-psychotherapist privilege). High level of expertise and of knowledge of suicidal and homicidal behavior, and the skills necessary to assess lethality, and to develop appropriate treatment plans. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and communication, psychotherapy, case management, and the influence of cultural and spiritual values in social work practice. Word, Excel, EPIC, GroupWise.
Medical Staff Membership: Required for Psychologists in order to practice at this facility

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 6 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 6 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.




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