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LICENSED OR LICENSE-ELIGIBLE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Job Details

1885 Bay Rd - East Palo Alto, CA
$124,000.00 - $166,400.00 Salary/year

Description

ORGANIZATION

The mission of Ravenswood Family Health Network (RFHN) is to improve the health of the community by providing culturally sensitive, integrated primary and preventative health care to all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, and collaborating with community partners to address the social determinants of health.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)/Social Services Director, the Licensed Clinical Psychologist conducts psychosocial assessments in English and/or Spanish, crisis interventions, consultations, educational trainings, and referrals to appropriate community resources. As an essential member of our patient and family centered care team, the Licensed Clinical Psychologist provides short-term treatment, helps develop, nurture and sustain community resources as well as plans and implements strategies to improve the overall health and well-being of our patients and families. This role also trains providers and staff on evidence-based co-occurring disorder treatment practices. As an active member of the IBHS team, this role contributes to team goal setting, participates in case conferencing, and follows-up in a timely manner, acts as a consultant to medical providers, their support staff, and other departments, and participates in Patient Centered Health Home and other quality improvement efforts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To be performed in accordance with RFHN Policies and Procedures

  1. Completes intake of patients in English and/or Spanish.
  2. Provides therapeutic interventions to patients presenting with a range of clinical concerns, including but not limited to, crisis intervention depression, anxiety, acute trauma, grief counseling, social phobia. Is part of warm handoffs during assigned block time.
  3. Develops and implements a psychosocial resource plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members, as needed.
  4. Advocates for patients and families.
  5. Refers to community resources as indicated, and to county mental health as appropriate.
  6. Consults medical team members regarding psychosocial/clinical issues.
  7. Educates patients, families, staff and the community related about psychosocial needs and interventions.
  8. Assesses, reports, and provides intervention in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, dependent, and other reportable situations in accordance with ethical practice, legal mandates, and the health center’s policies.
  9. Provides support and gathers information for patients and staff regarding legal issues, including custody, guardianship, consent, conservatorship, sensitive services for teens, and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Consults with Compliance Officer and Risk Management department when indicated.
  10. May participate in community collaboratives/new initiatives to more effectively identify, evaluate and meet the needs of patients and families.
  11. May provide field instruction for interns, as needed.
  12. Documents all patient interactions into the Electronic Health Record according to organizational policies.
  13. Attends department, health center, and community in-services related to field of practice and organizational needs.
  14. Participates in quality improvement and assurance activities as needed.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

General Agency Duties

  1. Fosters an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among patients and staff; maintains strictest confidentiality concerning all patient and employee information.
  2. Promotes and exemplifies in action, the mission, goals, policies, procedures and principles of RFHN to patients and clinic staff.
  3. Participates in department and organizational quality assurance activities and serves on ad hoc committees, as requested.
  4. Attends RFHN staff retreats and staff meetings, as requested by the IBHS/Social Services Director and/or Department Manager.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of COVID-19 vaccines per current CDC guidelines required.
  • Clinical Psychologist, California License required or proof of license eligibility.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency required.
  • Ability to take initiative and to exercise independent and sensible judgment; demonstrates clinical decision-making and problem-solving expertise and consult with other licensed providers appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and effectively with a culturally diverse clinic staff and patients.
  • Ability to build working relationships with patient’s health care team.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with the management team, patients, the public, community members and external agencies.
  • Previous work experience in integrated behavioral health teams and primary care preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a case load of patients and communicate with larger treatment team.
  • Ability to exercise clinical judgment with supportive consultation in a timely manner.
  • Ability to exercise flexibility in treatment approach and duration/types of appointments and program/integrative model changes (i.e. 30 or 45-minute sessions, on the spot access, etc.).
  • Computer literacy required; familiarity with the use of Microsoft Windows programs.
  • Previous work experience in community behavioral health setting strongly preferred.

The salary range for this position is $124,000 to $164, 400 per year. However, the final base salary will be determined upon a number of individualized factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, education and certification levels, and departmental budget. We also consider internal equity with our current employees when making final offers.

Ravenswood Family Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

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