Integrated Behavior Health Specialist (PhD, PsyD) Women's Health

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Union City, CA, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019

Job Description

Description: 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 Functions:

- 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. 
- Administers and evaluates psychological and neuropsychological tests on a limited basis.
- 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.
- 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 internal and community resources as appropriate.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: This job does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Secondary Functions:

- Conduct confidential interviews, psychosocial assessments and interventions for pregnant women who have problems with alcohol and other drugs.

-  Provide case management, refer to treatment or community agencies as appropriate.

-  Provide presentations, training and consultation to physicians and multidisciplinary care team.

-  Partner with Early Start MD Champion to lead the Early Start program in reaching its goals.

-  Organize and attend monthly department Early Start meetings.

-  Teach periodic evening classes.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of professional experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist or board certified psychiatrist.
- Ph.D., PsyD or EdD in clinical or counseling required from an accredited college or university.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Current valid license to practice psychology in the State of California.

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 have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

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

Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with psychopharmacology preferred.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Ideal candidate will have experience in both peri-natal care and substance abuse treatment with expertise or working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a busy medical setting.

- Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to women with alcohol and drug problems and women from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Primary Location: California,Union City,Union City Medical Offices A 3555 Whipple Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM / Variable Working Hours End: 5:30 PM / Variable 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: Women's Health 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.