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Behavioral Medicine Specialist Psychology

Location: San Rafael, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 822717 Date posted: 08/19/2019
Description:
In a Consultant-Liaison role, evaluates and diagnosis' Health Plan members seen in primary care who have mental disorders or behavioral conditions that affect or are a consequence of their medical condition.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Utilizes principles of Health Psychology to develop implement, coordinate and evaluate treatment plans for referred members that may include crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, psychoeducation groups and brief case management.
  • Prepares concise intake evaluations and treatment plans, and maintains ongoing confidential progress records in accord with state and NCQA regulations.
  • Provides education and support to members and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
  • Co-manages medical conditions through the use of nonpharmacologic and behavioral interventions in order to leverage physician time and develop appropriate patterns of utilization.
  • Administers and evaluates psychological and neuropsychological tests on a limited basis.
  • Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.
  • Provides consultation and training to other members of the APC team in the areas of mental health, behavioral medicine and health psychology.
  • Provides consultation on program development, and conducts program evaluation and outcome assessment, as needed.
  • Serves as liaison and refers to the Psychiatry Department, Chemical Dependency Services, Behavioral Health Education, specialty behavioral medicine services and other Medical Teams as appropriate.

  • Secondary Functions:
    Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Specialist position.
    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • N/A
  • Education
  • PhD/PsyD/EdD in clinical counseling, health or school psychology from an accredited college or university.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current valid license to practice psychology in the State of California or valid license to practice in a state in the United States and able to practice under Business and Professional Code Section 2946 (maximum of 180 days subject to the specifics of the regulation).
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Previous clinical responsibilities to include diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy, and consultation and collaboration with medical personnel.
  • Knowledge of state regulations and APA standards as it related to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team and within a primary care environment.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with psychopharmacology and health psychology background preferred.
  • Experience with Pediatic behavioral medicine, child and adolescent clinical psychology, crisis assessment.
  • Spanish Language skills preferred.

  • Permanente is proud to be an equal
    opportunity/affirmative action employer. This position supports Kaiser
    Permanente's code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and
    regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies
    and procedures. Kaiser Permanente is
    proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


    Primary Location: California,San Rafael,San Rafael Smith Ranch Admin 111 Smith Ranch Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Psychiatry Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

    With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.

    Opportunities:

    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
    • Case Managers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Clinical Social Workers
    • Health Educators
    • Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Medical Social Workers
    • Psychiatric Social Workers

    Specialty Settings:

    • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
    • Autism
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Eating Disorders
    • Employee Assistance
    • Geriatrics
    • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
    • Home Health
    • Hospice
    • Medical Social Work
    • Neuropsychology
    • OB/GYN
    • Palliative Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
    • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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