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.
This position is for a Behavioral Health Consultant who will provide brief consultative services utilizing in-person and virtual visits for a wide variety of behavioral issues in patients of all ages.
The BHC will work closely with primary care providers and staff to develop and implement treatment plans.
The primary location for this position is the Women's Health Department in Stockton.
However, schedule permitting, the BHC may be expected to provide virtual coverage to other departments across the Central Valley.
Comfortable with flexible schedules and high patient volumes.
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.
Strong applicants have had experience working in medical settings.
Applicants should have an interest in and/or experience with brief interventions, team-based care, a wide variety of psychiatric, substance abuse and behavioral medicine problems, and diverse populations.
Primary Location: California,Stockton,Stockton Hammertown 7373 West Ln. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 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: Women's Health Travel: No 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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