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Under the general supervision of the Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Programs manager and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the primary clinician's duties include but are not limited to providing transitional and comprehensive mental health services including case management, group and individual therapy, family psychotherapy, and crisis intervention, to a caseload of severely mentally ill adults who are high risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Incumbent will complete psychosocial/functional assessments, mental status examinations, comprehensive treatment development, and discharge planning. Coordinate treatment among various agencies and advocate for client to link with needed resources. Work with treatment team and inpatient/outpatient units to facilitate referrals and service. Attend staff and treatment planning meetings. Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics and UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Office of Medical Affairs & Governances (OMAG) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all Langley Porter and UCSF Medical Center sites. Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.
One year experience providing psychotherapy groups and/or individual interventions using evidence-based practices, e.g., dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, or acceptance commitment therapy groups
Licensed in the State of California (LCSW, LMFT)
Active Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training within six months of hire
Master's Degree in Social work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field from an accredited university
Experience working with populations of diverse ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation
Recent direct patient care experience in a mental health setting, group and crisis management skills
Demonstrated ability to provide transitional, comprehensive mental health services including psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach, and case management to a caseload of severely mentally ill adults who are high risk for psychiatric hospitalization
Demonstrated ability to complete psychosocial/functional assessments, mental status examinations, comprehensive treatment development, and discharge planning
Excellent documentation and clinical skills
Ability to prioritize; work independently, excellent follow-up, work well under pressure and deadlines
Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability
Demonstrated ability to assess suicide and violence risk
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as a member of the treatment team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Preliminary job offer and assignment may be extended pending successful background clearance
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
Experience working with people with severe and chronic mental illnesses, including disorders related to mood, anxiety, psychosis, and personality
Recent direct patient care experience in acute inpatient psychiatric, outpatient, or partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program settings
Demonstrated knowledge of mental health system in SF bay area, and demonstrated ability to navigate mental health system to organize services for patients and family members
Experience working with people with severe mental illness, homelessness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and medical comorbidities
Experience providing comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families, including individual, group, and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, outreach, and case management in acute or long-term inpatient and outpatient care settings
Ability to cross-cover in programs with various populations
Licensed in the State of California (LCSW, LMFT)
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics and UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Office of Medical Affairs & Governances (OMAG) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all Langley Porter and UCSF Medical Center sites. Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.
Living Pride Standards
Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF 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.