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Job Description COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST 4 Working Title Clinical Psychologist
Job Code 000579 Grade 24
Department Name SOM Neuroscience - D02016 Department Head Christopher Fichtner
Supervisor Danielle Bowers Effective Date 10/02/2023
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Job Code Title FTE

Generic Scope
Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Custom Scope
Uses advanced professional concepts and campus objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Department Custom Scope
This incumbent will perform direct clinical psychological care to patients of all ages, such as diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and related services to patients with varying disorders. Provide teaching and consultative services to other professionals and health care trainees such as medical students, residents, and other staff. May provide teaching and educational opportunities to families and other community agencies through workshops, classes, conference presentations and/or other formats. While this is a generalist position, there is opportunity to specialize in the field based on incumbent interest and needs of the UCR Health patient population. All the Psychologist's activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of the California Board of Psychology, as well as, applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

Education & Experience Requirements

Education Requirements
Degree Requirement
Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling, post-doctoral work. Required

Experience Requirements
Experience Requirement
Must meet UC credentialing requirements. Required
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Must meet all academic affairs requirements for a health sciences clinical faculty appointment in order to teach. Required

License Requirements
License Requirement
Current, valid license in California as a psychologist. Preferred
Current, valid license in California as a psychologist. Out-of-state licensed psychologists have 180 days to complete licensure requirements in the State of California. Required

Certification Requirements
Certification Requirement
CPR/BLS certification. Required
State of California Riverside County LPS 5150 Certification. Preferred

Educational Condition Requirements
Condition Requirement

Key Responsibilities

Description % Time
As technical leader, performs evaluation, diagnosis, and psychotherapy for the most difficult and complex cases.
  • Performs diagnosis and psychotherapy on a full range of cases that are not pre-screened. Provision of Direct Clinical Services: Provides time-limited individual, couples, and group therapy services for persons receiving care for a variety of behavioral health issues at various levels of complexity and may include serious psychological disturbance and developmental concerns. Refers recipients of services to specialty psychological/psychiatric and other mental health related services. Support and evaluation of patient's mental health.
Applies advanced concepts to coordinate the activities of several clinical psychologists and/or related professionals in a unit program.
Conducts seminars and trains professional and paraprofessional staff members.
  • Conducts training sessions for medical students and residents.
Implements related business processes. Clinical Documentation and Case Management: Completes accurate and concise clinical documentation for all clinical contacts in compliance with ethical and professional standards, UCR Quality Assurance policies, and in compliance with UCR Health policies and procedures. Manages caseload appropriately and with consultation as needed.
Initiates and designs administrative studies and revise/implement new procedures.
Develops specialized programs, goals and objectives for unit(s), and/or specific clinical program(s).
Serves as a member on various committees on issues of significance to the University.
Serves as program coordinator, establishing and managing standards and other related functions for lower level professional Counseling Psychologists.
May lead the clinic in a specialized counseling domain.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirement
Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. Required
Advanced skills associated with conducting the most complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking. Required
Ability to exert influence on policies and programs of significance. Required
Advanced knowledge of a specific counseling domain. Required
Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client group, medical staff, and faculty. Required
Ability to conduct the most complex analysis, develop and present recommendations, findings, and determine appropriate course of treatment. Required
Skills associated with program development and implementation. Required
Advanced knowledge associated with conducting evaluation, diagnosis and psychotherapy services. Required
Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Required
Advanced knowledge of laws and ethical standards. Required
Must be computer literate. Required
Proficiency in psychological testing. Preferred

Special Requirements & Conditions
Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required
Seeing patients in both in person and virtual environments. Required

Other Special Requirements & Conditions

Level of Supervision Received


Working Environment
Medical Center/Clinic

Other Requirements

Items Used
  • Standard Office Equipment

Physical Requirements
  • Bend : N/A
  • Sit : Frequently
  • Squat : N/A
  • Stand : Occasionally
  • Crawl : N/A
  • Walk : Occasionally
  • Climb : N/A

Mental Requirements
  • Read/Comprehend : Constantly
  • Write : Frequently
  • Perform Calculations : Occasionally
  • Communicate Orally : Constantly
  • Reason & Analyze : Constantly

Environmental Requirements
  • Is exposed to excessive noise : No
  • Is around moving machinery : No
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity : No
  • Drives motorized equipment : No
  • Works in confined quarters : No
  • Dust : No
  • Fumes : No

Critical Position

Is Critical Position: Yes

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