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Clinical Psychologist - BH, Psychology, SMVH

Job ID: 94679 Date posted: March 26, 2019

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Psychology
  • Psychologist Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time



This is an exciting position. As a key member of the Psychology Department and Psychology Training Program, this Clinical Psychologist (CP) plays a central role in guiding and delivering assessment and treatment services on the Psychiatric ICU and other units at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This CP co-facilitates the Program Steering Committee on ICU (and one other unit). The Program Steering Committee is an interdisciplinary team focused on co-creating and maintaining an integrated clinical program that best meets the needs of our patients. Through the PSC and day-to-day consultation with the team this CP helps to ensure that patients receive the highest quality evidence based treatment within a Recovery Model framework. In addition, this CP is a key member of our psychology training faculty – supervising interns in our APA Accredited Internship Program as well as advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology from local APA accredited schools.

Successful candidates are able to articulate their passion and commitment for providing ACT/CBT/DBT interventions in the psychiatric ICU environment, within a Recovery Model framework. Passion and expertise in clinical supervision and training are essential. Advanced competence in psychological assessments appropriate in an inpatient setting are highly prized as well.

The Psychology Department at Sharp Mesa Vista hospital plays a central role in inpatient and intensive outpatient programs serving a broad range of clinical populations. In addition to providing direct clinical service to patients, Psychologists are involving in program development and evaluation as well as staff training. Psychologists play an active role in interdisciplinary treatment teams. Psychologists also provide supervision and training for psychology practicum students, doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows. The department has been the home of an APA-accredited doctoral internship since 1998.

As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 158 inpatient beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 300 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1995, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.

This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour day shift; including weekends as needed
This is a Full Time (1.0) Position: 80 hours per 2 week pay period
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or PsyD., Ed.D from an APA accredited doctoral program in psychology
  • Current California Psychologist licensure
  • Three years clinical experience
  • Demonstrated competence in group, individual, and family therapy
  • Good communication skills with a focus on quality patient care 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications 
  • Completed APA accredited doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Advanced specialty training in severe mental illness, inpatient psychology, and or Recovery Model
  • At least one year of experience in an inpatient psychiatric treatment setting
  • At least one year of experience training/supervising doctoral students/interns (pre or post licensure)
  • Expertise in applying ACT, CBT, DBT with SMI population
  • Expertise in psychological assessments appropriate in an inpatient setting
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare 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, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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