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Under direction of the Director, function as a team member of the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology providing comprehensive psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. Must be able to perform psychodiagnostic assessments, assess psychosocial needs, formulate treatment plans, provide referrals and case management support, and use various therapeutic techniques to provide care in the outpatient setting. Have ability to lead group therapy and provide psycho-social support to couples and families. Must have ability to provide psychosocial-support to parents who have cancer and their minor and adolescent children. Orient new patients (in person and on the phone), walk-in patients and other visitors to the Center’s range of services, directing them toward the services that are the most appropriate to the patients’ particular situations and needs. Attend medical clinics, assess patients, and respond to comprehensive psychosocial needs. Respond to referrals (both urgent and routine), and meet the wide range of needs of outpatients. Work in a complex medical system and assist patients in navigating that system. Provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, hospice and home health care as needed. Develop a thorough familiarity with UCLA, Center and community resources to help patients locate what they need. Serve in clinical consultant role for California End of Life Act as per UCLA policy and provide support around end of life. Chart all contacts in UCLA Electronic Medical Records (CareConnect). Staff Center events including evening monthly lecture series, board meeting and fundraising activities as required. Participate in program development. Participate in training and supervision of pre- and post-doctoral interns and training and consultation for other licensed clinicians. Participate in program evaluation and in determining the need for new services. Work with other oncology professionals to promote quality of life of patients, including offering psychological assessment and strategies for delivering care. Develop and offer training programs for other health professionals in oncology (medical students, nurses, resident, etc.). Provide other related services that promote the Center and improve the quality of life of the patient. Travel to multiple oncology clinics owned by UCLA. Ph.D., California license and oncology experience required.
UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Required: Ph.D. degree in clinical/counseling psychology and licensed by the California State Board of Psychology with a minimum of one year of experience. Experience dealing with cancer patients on outpatient basis. Knowledge of psychosocial and other rehabilitation related problems that arise in individual with cancer at all phases of their disease and treatments. Knowledge of cancers and their treatments. Ability to formulate assessments of psychosocial needs of individuals with cancer. Skills and knowledge to deliver psychosocial interventions in a medical setting. Skills required to facilitate individual, group and family therapy interventions. Ability to identify referral sources and to provide referrals for economic, psychosocial and home health care programs. Knowledge and ability to function as a team member, working with other staff social workers and clinicians to develop patient groups, lectures and other programs. Skill in completing and entering patient notes, tracking forms and consultation notes at appropriate intervals into Electronic Medical Chart. Knowledge of bereavement process.. Ability to convey warmth and caring in interpersonal interactions with patients and other members of the team. Able to use computers, ipads, UCLA-issued phones and other devices. Demonstrated ability in searching the Internet and in determining appropriateness of cancer-related information found on the Internet for patient use. Ability to provide clinical knowledge to less experienced clinicians. Familiar with California End of Life Option Act and ability/willingness to function as clinical consultant in this process. Demonstrated ability to provide supervision to graduate level psychology and social work students. Fluency with DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and ability to assess for mental health disorders.
Preferred: Experience working as a liaison with inpatient/outpatient units and community agencies.