Kaiser Permanente Marriage Family Therapist -Emergency Department. in Vallejo, California

Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention as needed to members who present themselves for psychiatric evaluation. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual member's treatment program.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interviews patients and family members to assess nature and extent of psychiatric problem. Develops, implements and evaluates treatment approaches for patients and affected family members. This may include individual, marital, family, group and intensive therapeutic modalities.

  • Maintains confidential individual case summaries. Confers and consults with staff physicians regarding patients progress and treatment; confers with attending physicians regarding hospitalized patients and recommends treatment plans.

  • Provides appropriate support to members family, including explanation of treatment, instructions in how to support treatment and interventions to increase acceptance of and adherence to treatment. Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members treatment to include referral of the member and/or members family to external resources. Establishes liaisons to utilize resources of public and private agencies/community organizations to meet member and program needs.

  • Participates in departmental program development, implementation and evaluation.

  • May supervise MFT Interns or MFT Assistantss as needed if supervision course is completed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A Education

  • Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science required. License, Certification, Registration

  • Current license as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in the State of California.

  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain NPI prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • May be required to participate in the department on-call rotation.

  • Must be familiar with DSM-V as a means of diagnosis.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and professional board standards as is related to member treatment, patient rights, and member/patient confidentiality.

  • Has experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating a broad range of psychatric conditions.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous post license, paid experience as a member of a psychiatric treatment team in an outpatient setting/program under licensed supervision (usually two to four years) preferred.


TITLE: Marriage Family Therapist -Emergency Department.

LOCATION: Vallejo, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.