Psychologist Integrated Primary Care

Truman Medical Centers   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Healthcare


Not Specified years

Posted 29 days ago

Job Description

Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the pri­mary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best pos­sible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, team­work and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple state­ment, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.

The Clinical Psychologist in this role will primarily:

  • Introduce patients to the role of psychologists in the integrated care setting using the biopsychosocial model.
  • Utilize appropriate screening assessment tools including PHQ-9, SBIRT and others and use results to guide treatment plan.
  • Identify referral problem and provide evidence-based interventions appropriate for the medical setting.
  • Coordinate care with treatment team members, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse care managers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and community resources.
  • Provide interventions for patients including chronic pain management, diabetes management, stress management, depression/anxiety, smoking cessation, weight loss and others utilizing CBT,DBT,ACT, mindfulness-based approaches and other evidence-based approaches.
  • Serve as consultant on behavioral health issues to members of the treatment team both informally and through developing and presenting educational lectures and written materials to the team members.

Required Skills

  • PhD or PsyD
  • Licensed in the State of Missouri as a Psychologist, or license-eligible.
  • Must have knowledge of psychiatric terminology, the process of diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and have basic research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational ability, and social facility are required for the ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and to provide education to staff and in the community.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good independent judgment, adapt to new duties, and work in a changing environment.