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.
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.
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.
Master's degree in social work, social welfare from a clinical track, clinical or counseling psychology or related field required from an accredited college or university.
License, Certification, Registration
Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the State of California or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of California approval by the Board of Behavioral Science. Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral medicine. Knowledge of state regulations and licensing standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, and in a primary care environment. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Pediatric Behavioral medicine specialist.
Similar professional experience, experience with case management, complex cases, patient high acuity.
Spanish speaking preferred
Primary Location: California,San Rafael,San Rafael Smith Ranch Admin 111 Smith Ranch Rd.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00am Working Hours End: 6:00pm 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, 10 % 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.
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