Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Medicine Specialist Psychology in Santa Clara, California

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.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist or board certified psychiatrist.

Education

  • 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.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and training working with children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting strongly preferred.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Behavioral Medicine Specialist Psychology

LOCATION: Santa Clara, California

REQNUMBER: 683056

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.