United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

  • Psychologist

    Job Locations US-CA-Fresno / Central Valley
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/23/2018 9:12 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1060
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Behavioral Health
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Psychologist provides individual and group supervision of licensed counselors and care coordinators as part of UHC’s Behavioral Health program. Additionally, the Psychologist will conduct initial intake assessments, perform psychological testing, perform advanced therapies, and create patient care-coordination plans with multi-disciplinary team members. The Psychologist works closely with and reports to UHC’s Behavioral Health Program’s Psychiatrist.

    Responsibilities

    Works closely with the primary care provider and other members of the patient care team to:

    • Provide direct care to UHC patients with behavioral health problems or social service needs.
    • Assist primary care providers in consultative contact for patients by assessment of patient needs through “warm handoffs”.
    • Collaborate with the UHC perinatal services program for referral and treatment of patients in need of psycho-social and social service care.
    • Assists Psychiatrist with program development through creation and revision of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Demonstrates exemplary customer service in both verbal and written encounters.
    • Maintains direct communication with site Health Center Mangers, providing updates on operational issues, process improvement suggestions and other concerns.
    • Under the direction of the QA Coordinator, will participate in process improvement and data collection as necessary.
    • Provides coverage in various health centers as necessary.
    • Interfaces with other departments to ensure operational effectiveness.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION AND LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

    • Doctoral degree in Psychology is required (Ph.D or Psy.D)
    • Must be licensed as a Psychologist in the State of California with license in good standing.

     

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a behavioral health or general health care setting

     

    SKILLS

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player
    • Customer-service oriented
    • Strong computer skills
    • Familiar with adult learning and general training techniques
    • Positive professional insight
    • Flexibility and dependability
    • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
    • Modern office practices and procedures including email
    • Intermediate computer skills
    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
    • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
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    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
    • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
    • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
    • Must have high manual dexterity.
    • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

    This position requires some travel.

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