The real issue here is that we no qualifiably good expression of what a good UX designer really IS. In all seriousness, the industry can't describe it either. The bottom line is that you need to decide what UX is for yourself and design interviews, tests, and lines of inquisitions to determine fit for you context. I've tried to get the associations to care about the definitions involved, but they don't care. Tim has passed on a few great articles, one of which I liked, but in the end, Google has no greater pull in this discussion that you or I do when it comes to what User Experience Design comes really constitutes. In fact, I would't put much stock in Google hiring practiced. Great name, little clout when it comes to strategic hiring.
My question for *you* is, what do you think UX is in the first place. FYI, it's classically not considered anything close to UI (if you think uUI has anything to do with Photoshop). However, if you think of UI as being more akin to HCI, or Interaction Design, then that's the status quo. Ironically, I happen to believe -- and have structured my entire design and business approach -- that the users' experience are more nth degree broader that visual design, or interactions, or customer experience, or service design, or brand experience. However cute these classifications are they simply don't cut it when it comes to real humans in every day life. In my view, it is *all* of these things. Holistic, by design. See, that's why you rarely come across a great resource that tell you how the best way to hire a UX resource.
PS - message me if you need a PM consultant. /rp