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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT (Full Time/Non-Exempt)

San Diego, CA

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: 

To provide quality psychological services to adult, adolescent and child psychiatric patient population (age range approximately 5 and up)  and their families, spouse, significant other; to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to  psychiatric patients and their families.

  • Conducts initial psychological assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

  • Provides process oriented group therapies as well as conducts psycho-educational and other didactic groups for patients and family members using various professional treatment modalities.

  • Provides individual, couples or family therapy using evidence based highest quality modalities for which they have received  an adequate amount of training and supervision.

  • Completes psychological  discharge summary to document treatment provided and current discharge status.

  • Conducts psychological testing including administration, scoring and comprehensive report writing by assessing the patient and consulting with collateral sources, the treatment team, and review of the medical chart.

  • Reports to community/state agencies any patient issues required and represents facility in any legal proceedings.

  • Demonstrates conduct in keeping with Aurora ethical standards.

  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.

  • Participates in activities, which enhance professional growth and development. Supports facility internal and external customer service standards.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

 

Doctoral degree in Clinical or Health Psychology,  or equivalent  doctoral degree in a recognized mental health field; experience in inpatient setting preferred; written and oral communications skills, skills in psychotherapy, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice.  Knowledge of acute adult psychological disorders; advanced principals of clinical psychology as specifically applied to adults, children,  and adolescents; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy. Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential; must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organization's cross-training, orientation program.  In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame.  Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

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hrsandiego@aurorabehavioral.com