Make a healing difference in Behavioral Health: The Licensed Psychologist role presents an exceptional opportunity for autonomy, creativity and meaning. At La Clínica, the Licensed Psychologist conducts brief psychological assessments and provides behavioral interventions with patients and serves as a key member of the primary care team. Although no day is the same as the previous, your brief behavioral health assessments across a broad range of clinical presentations will assist patients in identifying goals and together you will choose intervention strategies. You can count on being called on regularly to provide behavioral health consultations consisting of diagnostic clarification and recommendations to medical providers and colleagues from other disciplines. With medical providers, you will co-manage the psychological components of chronic diseases, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. You will identify and intervene with "at risk" patients to assess and provide care to ensure patient safety and to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration. In sum, as a direct service clinician, you are presented the opportunity to shine in your work as a healer. And for clinicians drawn to collaboration, the Licensed Psychologist role affords you an excellent opportunity to contribute to program development through an interdisciplinary team approach. We offer robust perks including educational leave plus stipend, visa sponsorship, and FTCA malpractice coverage. In addition, we are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved site for tax free loan repayment. Our clinics are located in the thriving Bay Area known for its cultural diversity, beautiful weather, highly sought after schools and year-round recreational activities.
*** We are a National Health Service Corps approved site. As such, our therapists are eligible for federal loan repayment. We also participate in state loan repayment program. Please contact us for further inquiries.
Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:
Patient Care & Delivery
Conduct mental health screening, crisis intervention, and brief psychological assessments to provide diagnostic clarification, triage, and brief behaviorally oriented interventions
Co-manage the behavioral health needs of the patient with the medical provider during the intervention period
Serve as a key member of the primary care team at Vallejo Medical
Provide behavioral health consultation to, and work in conjunction with, the medical providers and their patients to meet the patients' medical and behavioral health care needs
Facilitate patient skills training through psycho-education and behavior change strategies and develop specific behavior change plans with patients
Assist the primary care clinicians in the management of the psychological components of chronic diseases, chronic pain and other chronic conditions by providing diagnostic clarification, recommendations for behavioral interventions and strategies for care
Assist in the detection of "at risk "patients to assess and provide care to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
Program Administration & Outcomes
Participate in program evaluation, collect data, provide input and information as needed
Develop and maintain procedures, protocols, and systems on an on-going basis to ensure the program's relevance, usability and sustainability for patients and clinic staff and funders
Work in accordance with set protocols and procedures set forth by clinic management
Plan, coordinate and facilitate referrals to existing community resources when indicated by assessed need
Participate in interdisciplinary teams, program development and program evaluation to effectively promote access of mental health services in the medical setting
Meet minimum encounter productivity goals on a monthly basis, and regularly review clinical interventions and case documentation with supervisor
Commitment to Quality
High degree of interpersonal competence with both staff and patients, and thorough knowledge of evidence based care
Top-notch time management skills and thorough expertise in brief cognitive and behavioral interventions
Other clinical, administrative, and operational duties as assigned
Knowledge of community resources and patient eligibility criteria
Knowledge of chronic disease management and the use of behavioral health interventions with chronic disease
Knowledge of psychopharmacology
Knowledge of evidence based treatment for medical and behavioral health conditions.
Computer literacy to retrieve patient information, input information, and search to web
Ability to work efficiently and as part of team in the primary care setting.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to accurately document clinical assessment, intervention, and plan in the medical record.
Ability to communicate to Spanish/English fluency in written and oral communication
Other Certifications and Experience
Requires a Master's degree in Social Work form an accredited college or university and current license as an LCSW in the State of California, or PhD in Psychology and license as a Psychologist in the State of California.
Cultural competence working in diverse/low income and immigrant communities.
Specialized training and experience in the principals of integrating behavioral health assessment and treatment in the primary care setting
Experience in consultation/collaboration with medical providers and working as part of team in the primary care setting
Internal Number: 107
About La Clinica de La Raza
Who we are:
La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health-home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to ensuring that individuals who do not have healthcare coverage receive the same quality healthcare as those who do. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings that link individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La Clínica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.