Job ID: 289391459
Last Updated: 5/6/2019
Under the general direction and guidance of the Medical Director, the Psychologist is responsible for counseling individuals, couples, families and groups at Santa Rosa Community Health Centers.
Specific Tasks/Duties Include:
Works closely with primary care providers to assess patient needs and develop appropriate support and/or interventions. Behavioral services include but are not limited to: individual therapy, behavioral health education, support groups, information on other community resources and linkages to other resources.
Provides on-call services, including warm-handoffs, consultation, and brief screenings.
Provides case management support as necessary to ensure that clients medical, mental health and social service needs are being addressed and met.
Provides behavioral health consultation to primary care providers, family medicine residents and medical support staff.
Works with medical staff to manage crisis situations.
Assists Mental Health Manager in the development and delivery of trainings on behavioral health topics for medical and support staff.
Completes client billing forms as appropriate for the clients medical coverage.
Completes and maintains client records that meet applicable legal and ethical standards and the requirements of SRCHC.
Maintains high ethical standards, especially confidentiality, as required by SCHC, the profession, state and federal regulations.
Participates in applicable SRCHC quality assurance procedures.
Attends mental health team meetings, relevant agency meetings, and supervision as directed.
Seeks clinical and administrative supervision as needed.
Maintains standards of confidentiality. Signed release of information should be maintained with the clients file.
Maintains records on all client contacts that meet minimum legal and ethical standards. This shall include initial assessment, DSM IV diagnosis, treatment plan and goals, contact notes and disposition planning.
Provides clinical supervision to Psychological Assistants and other staff as directed by the Mental Health Manager
Maintains ethical standards of Social Work or Psychology profession.
Attends relevant agency meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Participates in ongoing training.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Ph.D., Psy.D. or equivalent in Clinical Psychology with a valid, unrestricted California license.
A minimum of three years post-license experience is preferred.
Experience working with individual, couple and family therapy modalities.
Experience working in a primary care medical facility.
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated proficiency with all tasks on the most current Psychologist competency list.
Demonstrates knowledge of compliance issues within the community clinic environment.
Demonstrates a willingness to report any incident that is unusual or incompatible with accepted clinic procedures.
Complies with HIPAA policies.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be sensitive with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual Spanish required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
Vision: see details of objects at close range.
Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Reach forward, up, down, and to the side
Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
Lift up to 20 pounds.
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