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Clinical Psychologist - BH, Psychology, SMVH

Job ID: 109905 Date posted: May 31, 2021

  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Psychology
  • Psychologist Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem


The Clinical Psychologist will float within the inpatient units at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and may have the opportunity to cross-train in the various IOP and PHP programs.  Evaluates plans, directs and administers psychology services. Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning. Participates in operational aspects of the department and works closely with the interdisciplinary treatment team.
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 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
Per Diem Position. Variable shifts to include day and evening hours. Actual start times will vary depending on need; including weekends as needed.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • PsyD, PhD from an APA accredited doctoral program in psychology OR an EdD from a doctoral program in psychology
  • Current California Psychologist licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Three years recent 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
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in a relevant specialty area such as severe mental illness, trauma, psychosocial rehabilitation, cognitive behavior therapy
  • At least one year of experience in an inpatient psychiatric treatment setting
  • Experience in program development/evaluation
  • Fluent in Recovery Model
  • Fluent in ACT and/or DBT
  • At least one year of experience training/supervising doctoral students/interns (pre or post licensure)
Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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