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Psychologist/Biofeedback Practitioner, Part Time - Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (PSYCHOLOGIST 3)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Part Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Job Title

Psychologist/Biofeedback Practitioner, Part Time - Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (PSYCHOLOGIST 3)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Professional Support Staff


Mount Zion

Weekly Hours

20 ; 50%

Appointment Type



Nurse Practitioners & Physicia


4-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Psychologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine will provide psychological assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and Biofeedback therapy to patients at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

This position will support the patient population served at the Osher Center clinic, including but not limited to, the following conditions: anxiety, stress, depression, and ADHD. The incumbent will also consult with Medical Director and other professional personnel in medical center concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological, and psychoeducational services to enhance patient care. The incumbent may provide consultation and training to staff and trainees as well as supervision of Fellows and interns.

This Psychologist will provide leadership, guidance, and consultation to other Osher Center practitioners regarding appropriate uses of Biofeedback for psychological issues and other health challenges.


* The Psychologist will be responsible for the psychological evaluations and behavior assessment, of patients with medical and mental health issues. He/She will develop and implement a plan of treatment and evaluate patient outcomes, and document all patient services via the UCSF Medical Center standards.

* Where appropriate, the Psychologist will interface between other Osher Center and UCSF practitioners and the patient to ensure appropriate patient support services are accessed.

* The Psychologist will analyze outcome/follow-up data for purpose of performance improvement. He/She will maintain related documentation as per UCSF policy and will ensure that administrative procedures related to referral triage are completed effectively.

* The incumbent will collaborate with referring physicians to exchange information regarding evaluation and treatment of patients to assure comprehensive, effective and efficient service.

* The Psychologist will provide psychological consultation and conduct Biofeedback therapy to assist with patient behavioral management.

* The Psychologist may interview, train, evaluate and counsel support staff.

* The Psychologist may develop, recommend, implement, and update policies and procedures related to behavioral health.


* Performs other duties as assigned.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.


Service Excellence

* 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.

Work Environment

* 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.

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited institution in clinical psychology

* California Psychologist License

* Biofeedback certification

* B.O. P. License in the State of California

* Minimum of 6 years of post-doctoral professional experience with Biofeedback therapy

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience working in medical settings

* Knowledge of empirically-based mental health interventions

* Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology

* Experience with the use of Biofeedback therapy within an Integrative Medicine practice


* California Psychologist License

* Biofeedback certification

* B.O. P. License in the State of California

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 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.