Behavioral Medicine Specialist Psychology

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Santa Rosa, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 242 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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:
  • This position will support the Family Medicine Residency and may be located at the new Mercury Way Building.

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.