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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting preferred.
Familiarity with psychopharmacology and health psychology background preferred.