By joining the
team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of
Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical
school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a
catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a
part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of
the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and
procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an
interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in
a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical
education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by
the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation-s
highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical
knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to
Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach,
plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a
culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of
the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more
about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at schoolofmedicine.kp.org.
- Provides oversight, coordination, and management of the Counseling Service to insure appropriate levels of care and service to KPSOM medical students
- Responsible for implementing and managing a program that will allow students to seek help for fellow students who may have performance issues, and/or mental health, including addiction disorders.
- Provides individual, couples and/or group psychological counseling and wellness services to KPSOM medical students and their spouses/partners.
- Provides crisis intervention management services to medical students during regular business hours.
- Assists students in addressing personal, mental health, academic and professional concerns.
- Guide students in the preparation for attendance and presentation at Student Academic Standards and Promotion Committee meetings.
- Refers students to healthcare providers for medication assessment and management, as appropriate.
- Oversees, plans, coordinates, and initiates wellness services (workshops, seminars, and events) designed to support the mental health and wellness of medical students.
- Oversees implementation of extra-curricular educational programming for medical students on mental health.
- Consults with faculty, staff, or administration as needed regarding issues of medical student health, wellness, progress, and/or behavior.
- Maintains an active network of community providers and psychiatrists willing to offer services to medical students. Oversees consultation on student counseling cases with KP psychiatrist.
- Liaises with Kaiser Permanente Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which will provide services to KPSOM students.
- Participates in professional development conferences and training as needed.
- Participates in School of Medicine committees as requested.
- Participates in other activities with the Student Affairs Office, including but not limited to: early immersion experience/orientation, class meetings, staff retreats, and faculty and staff development.
- Collects data and prepares statistical reports on students' utilization of counseling services. Conducts surveys on students' satisfaction with services and implements continuous quality improvement initiatives.
- Engages in program development, continuous quality improvement, and the enlistment of relevant stakeholder participation in developing strategic planning for future counseling support programming.
- Prepares periodic reports on utilization and development of the Counseling Service.
- Develops and maintains a library of self-help and mental health resource material for students.
- Minimum five (5) years of postgraduate experience, including background in mental health administration or program development and work in a higher education setting.
- Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or related degree.
- License, Certification, Registration
- Additional Requirements:
- Must be experienced in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
- Proven administrative, financial and problem-solving skills.
- Computer proficiency with word processing and databases in a Windows and/or Mac environment.
- Ability to interpret and communicate to others complex policies and procedures.
- Proven leadership and strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience working in large, highly structured environments.
- Proven track record in exercising discretion and independent judgment effectively in decision-making processes.
- Ability to work across multiple levels of an organization to achieve results.
- Evidence of ability to be innovative in the work place.
- Requires a high degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritize many competing needs and tasks from students, faculty and the School's administration.
- Must be service-oriented and customer-focused, able to address administrative or clinical questions, problems or concerns from faculty, staff and students across the organization in a professional, prompt and confidential manner.
- Ability to multitask, prioritize job responsibilities, and work effectively with faculty, students and staff.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience providing counseling in a higher education or health care setting is strongly desired.
- Experience working with racial and ethnic minority populations.
- Familiarity and practical experience working with models of time-limited and evidence-based psychotherapy.
- Prior background and experience in mental health administration, clinical supervision, and/or teaching.
- Experience with crisis counseling, working in an emergency department or acute care clinic.
- Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or education