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The Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in research, education and the clinical care of infants, children and young adults.
Our dedicated faculty have earned national and international recognition for their accomplishments and receive millions of dollars annually in extramural research funding to advance care for kids.
The Pediatric Psychologist at the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes will provide psychological assessments and treatments to complex patients through consultation and evaluation. The Pediatric Psychologist will provide patient care services for a range of mental health disorders, often complex or severe including depression, anxiety, disordered eating behavior and diabetes distress. Settings are primarily outpatient clinics with some inpatient consultation.
The patient population served will be primarily comprised of children, adolescents and young adult patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This position is responsible for delivering high-quality clinical psychology services with the interdisciplinary Madison Clinic team (MDs, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, art therapist, transition coordinator, school nurses and/or community liaisons).
This position will be working directly and indirectly with patients, families and with the health care team to improve patient's psychological health, quality of life and reduce disability, as well as contribute to building a more positive general environment in the Madison Clinic. This position requires having a strong interest and experience in pediatric behavioral medicine, managing emotional and behavioral aspects of chronic diseases and interest in related clinical research projects.
- Board of Psychology License in the State of California
- PhD or PsyD from an accredited institution in clinical psychology
- Experience with chronically ill children and their families, including but not limited to pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and professional experience
- Experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that includes diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual/group psychotherapy and consultation and collaboration with medical personnel
- Knowledge of applicable laws and ethical standards associated with profession
- Knowledge of business software and electronic/medical records systems
- Knowledge of learning theory, behavioral medicine and chronic pain
- Basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
- Basic skills in providing behavioral/educational interventions
- Effective verbal & written communication
- Demonstrated active listening and persuasion skills
- Skills in collaborating with interdisciplinary team
- The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
- Eligibility for board certification in clinical psychology
- American Heart Association CPR
- Board of Psychology License in the State of California
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, teamwork, 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 teamwork 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.
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