Description: 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.