Clinical Psychologist, Inpatient – Relief Status

Stanford Health Care

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About Stanford Health Care’s Behavioral Health Division

As part of a world-renowned university teaching hospital, Stanford Psychiatrists treat a broad range of disorders in a supportive environment that respects the safety, dignity and confidentiality of every patient.

The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit offers leading-edge consultation and therapies delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare experts, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers and case managers. Outpatient services are also available through specialty clinics that cover a range of disorders affecting patients of all ages.

As academic clinicians, our faculty members conduct research into the origins of anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, depression, schizophrenia, sleep disorders and other psychiatric concerns. Translating their findings into new diagnostic and therapies, they are committed to advancing patient care.

Provides psychological diagnosis and psychotherapeutic interventions and treatments, and consults in the field of clinical/rehabilitation psychology and/or neuropsychology in a hospital inpatient/outpatient setting with interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams and other medical specialties.

  • As a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.
  • Assesses patients identified to have potential psychological emergencies. Consult with colleagues and/or Risk Management as necessary for unusual or emergency cases.
  • Conducts psychological assessments. Develops individualized treatment plans for each patient assessed.
  • Consults with patients outside mental health providers. Provide appropriate referrals to outside mental health services as indicated or requested.
  • Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client as part of the decision-making process.
  • Generates reports of diagnostic and psychological findings and/or treatment recommendations.
  • Intervenes with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.
  • Maintains detailed medical records for every contact (individual and group) and clinical phone calls.
  • May participate in hospital research or program development as appropriate.
  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records.
  • Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment methods, techniques and results.
  • Performs direct service activities including diagnostic evaluation, structured clinical interviewing, and individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Provides in-patient consultation to patients with acute psychological issues.
  • Provides patients with information about support groups and/or additional educational resources as indicated or requested.
  • Selects, administers and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.
  • Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence- based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Delivers individual cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and facilitate group sessions for patients. Meet individually with group patients who appear to have significant issues.

Education Required






Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience


Required: Licensed as a Psychologist by the State of California

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to design appropriate treatment interventions, evaluate results, and make modifications as needed
  • Ability to select, administer, and score various psychological assessments
  • Ability to therapeutic relations with clients, conduct crisis intervention, and make appropriate referrals
  • Knowledge of a broad range of psychological assessment techniques
  • Knowledge of abnormal, developmental, personality, and social psychology
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
  • Knowledge of principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and methodology; psychological research methods and experimental design
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of individual and group psychotherapy

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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