Description

International Community Health Services (ICHS)
Job Description: Summary
This position functions as a member of the collaborative care team that includes the patient, primary care provider, behavioral health provider, consulting psychiatrist, and other medical staff. This position is responsible for providing integrated behavioral health care in consultation with the primary care team and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the primary care clinic (e.g., social services, mental health specialty care, and substance abuse treatment).

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide brief primary care behavioral health services to ICHS patients.
• Assist with screening, identification and management of patients with mental/behavioral health difficulties, victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape, etc.
• Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
• Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
• Provide psycho-education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patients’ illnesses and/or life situations.
• Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
• Use evidence-based treatment modalities (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Treatment, Stress Management Training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral Activation, etc.).
• Use standardized assessments to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of treatments, establish accurate and complete diagnoses, and in modifying plans and diagnoses.
• Perform case management and provide social services when appropriate.
• Make referrals when appropriate and serve as a resource to the health care team.
• Conduct evaluations to help patients establish medical/mental health evidence of a disability.
• Consult/collaborate with the health care team, psychiatrist, outside professionals, and the patient/family in the development and implementation of treatment plans whenever required or clinically relevant.
• Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies, including governmental and private organizations and those with an API focus.
• Monitor clients in person or by telephone for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
• Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs focusing on treatment adherence, attention to side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
• Conduct regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the consulting team psychiatrist and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's PCP or other team members.
• Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up in health care
• Track patient treatment, follow-up, and clinical outcomes in the medical record and/or other databases as required. Document in person and telephone encounters in medical record and other databases. Use database and medical record system to identify and reengage patients who have failed to follow-up on treatment.
• Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and other behavioral health providers. These may include changes in medications or psychosocial treatment or appropriate referrals for additional services.
• Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside the primary care clinic (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment, etc.).
• Collaborate with the health care team and involve the patient/family in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
• Participate in agency, department and clinic’s continuous quality improvement efforts and program improvement projects to attain agency and program goals.
• Facilitate program workflow and improvements so as to achieve program quality and performance aims.
• Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings as required.
• Participate and represent behavioral health perspective in multidisciplinary meetings and trainings
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
• Support reporting requirements per grant contracting requirements.
• Provide supervision/consultation to other behavioral health professionals.
• Provide care coordination and provide social services when appropriate.
• Comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, standards and ICHS policies and procedures.
• Participate and comply with Safety and Health program, standards, policies and procedures; and actively participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and activities. .
• May provide psychological services to patients and staff in the event of disasters and emergencies.




Job Requirements
1. Education – Doctoral degree in Psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and an APPIC or APA accredited internship. Full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology independently in WA State.
2. Experience – Required: One year of postdoctoral experience in a health psychology or medical setting. One year of experience working with individuals with a disability, the elderly, mothers and children, and/or other high risk groups. One year experience in a multicultural health care clinic and direct service experience with bilingual/bicultural patients.
Preferred: Fluency in Cantonese or Vietnamese or other Asian/Pacific Islander language.
Location: Seattle, WA 98104
Status: Open

Information

How to Apply: Please send your CV to:
International Community Health Services
Human Resources – Attn: Lisa Hansen
P O Box 3007
Seattle, WA 98114-3007
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Closing Date: Until Filled
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