Psychological Assessment Specialist

Job Posted 3/14/2024
Axis Community Health
5925 W Las Positas Blvd STE 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States
Category Healthcare
Employee
Part-Time
Experience Required
Degree Required
Industry
Healthcare / Health Services
Pay
$70.00 to $70.00 Per Hour
Job Description

Company Description:

Axis Community Health, a nonprofit established in 1972, provides comprehensive healthcare services to over 15,000 individuals across all age groups in the Tri-Valley area. The mission of Axis Community Health is to provide quality, affordable, accessible and compassionate health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.

Our mission is rooted in delivering high-quality patient care, encompassing primary healthcare, mental health support, and dental services. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to essential healthcare services for every member of our community, irrespective of financial status, language proficiency, sexual orientation, cultural background, living situation, or insurance coverage.

 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D/Psy.D in psychology, with a specialization in clinical psychology or neuropsychology.
  • Current valid California License (California Board of Psychology).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in conducting psychological assessments, ideally to include neuropsychological assessments.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of IBH:

  • Obtain referrals from the integrated behavioral health team and determine whether patients are appropriate for psychological assessment services. Gather applicable patient information and work in coordination with team members to develop appropriate testing plans.
  • Conduct psychological assessments, document assessment outcomes, create reports that include recommendations, and communicate outcome to patients, their families as indicated, and the Axis treatment team.
  • Complete documentation using the electronic health record in a timely fashion while adhering to related laws and regulations for documentation and storage of psychological testing material.
  • Monitor and coordinate the delivery of health services for clients as related to integrated behavioral health care, including linking with other treatment providers within the primary care setting and in the external environment as applicable.
  • Assist the primary care provider team in recognizing, treating and managing mental health and psychosocial issues, and act as a contributing member to the primary care team.
  • Attend weekly IBH staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Provide all services in accordance with accepted standards of care and Axis protocols, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and applicable contractual requirements.
  • Provide supervision/training to new staff and guidance for team members on difficult cases, where diagnostic clarification where needed, or as assigned.
  • Conduct other functions of an IBH team member as directed, including warm-handoffs, intakes or individual counseling.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Clear and concise report writing abilities and strong verbal skills.
  • Experience providing results feedback and recommendations to treatment team members and patients/families.
  • Experience integrating medical considerations into overall assessment and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and/or experience working with individuals who also struggle with medical issues, to include familiarity with the medical setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage referrals for psychological testing and return assessment reports within a timely manner.
  • Background/experience in providing a wide range of therapeutic techniques, to include short-term, solution-focused therapy approaches, CBT, and DBT techniques. Flexibility in treatment approach is preferred (i.e. ability to conduct short-term and longer-term therapy, ability to meet with patients on the spot, ability to conduct 30 min or 45 min sessions).
  • Proven ability to build relationships with patients and staff and ability to be service/mission focused.
  • Computer knowledge and good typing skills; experience using electronic health records is a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet goals and objectives.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively; organized and dependable.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional, supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds in a fast-paced medical clinic environment.

Benefits:

  • Employer paid health, dental, and vision benefits to the employee.
  • Option to participate in a 403(B) retirement plan with employer matching contribution.
  • Partial educational reimbursement.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Accrued paid time off with each pay period.
  • Employee discount programs.
  • Colleague Referral Bonus Program

Connect with Axis:

Company Page: https://www.axishealth.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/axiscommunityhealth

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/axis-community-health

Annual Gratitude Report: https://issuu.com/axiscommunityhealth/docs/gratitudereport2024

 

Physical, Cognitive, and Environmental Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical clinic office work environment (and, in some cases, telecommuting sites). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position if the accommodation request does not cause an undue hardship.

Physical: Occasionally required to carry/lift/push/pull/move up to 20lbs. Frequently required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as typing, writing, reaching over the shoulder, reaching over the head, reaching outward, sitting, walking on various surfaces, standing, and bending. Occasional travel to other Axis health centers and other occasional travel will be required.

Equipment: Frequently required to use repetitive motion of hands and feet to operate a computer keyboard, telephone, copier, and other office equipment for extended periods.

Sensory: Frequently required to read documents, written reports, and signage. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise, as in answering the phone, interacting with staff etc. Must be able to speak clearly, understand normal communication, and be understood. Must be able to see clearly and have the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to see objects where and as they actually are.

Cognitive: Must be able to analyze the information being received, count accurately, concentrate and focus on the given task, summarize the information being received, accurately interpret written data, synthesize information from multiple sources, write summaries as needed, interpret written or verbal instructions, and recognize social or professional behavioral cues.

Environmental Conditions: Frequent exposure to varied office (medical clinic/office) environments. Rare exposure to dust and loud noises.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Axis Community Health is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact HR@axishealth.org for assistance.

 

Disclaimer: This job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, Axis Community Health reserves the right to modify or change the requirements of the job based on business necessity.

 

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5925 W Las Positas Blvd STE 100
Pleasanton CA 94588
United States
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