Psychologist

SUMMARY:

Will provide direct clinical service to patients in an integrated team-based model of care; provide clinical supervision to interns and staff; participate in quality improvement and peer review; and help develop programming as needed by the Chief Behavioral Health Officer.   

Clinical Duties:

Perform comprehensive bio-psycho- social diagnostic evaluations with patients.   Translate evaluations into comprehensive treatment interventions to meet patient’s needs.  Provide crisis management services in urgent situations.   Create patient centered treatment plans, provide ongoing treatment, provide case management services, and assess patient’s ongoing clinic needs and progress.   Coordinate care with other providers involved in the patient’s care including LCHC providers, the PCP, and providers from outside agencies.  Incorporate health behavior change and wellness into treatment goals.  Take a team-oriented approach to patient care and fully participate in integrating behavioral health care with primary care.   Treatment services provided will be based on credentialing privileges, related to their areas of expertise, and follow accepted guidelines and best practices.

Professionalism, Indirect services, Supervising, and Learning:

Maintain a professional demeanor with patients, staff, and team.  Work to create a positive environment that promotes teamwork.  Use EHR to document clinical work to meet accepted standards of practice including those set by LCHC policy, JACHO, NCQA, state, professional association, and contracted insurance companies.  Provide clinical information in a timely manner to obtain authorizations, complete billing, notes, outcome measures, and treatment plans promptly.  Meet productivity targets which are determined on a yearly basis and may need to be adjusted based on a variety of factors including specific duties and health insurance reimbursements.  Participate in health center trainings and maintain CEU’s according to professional and state guidelines.   Supervise interns or staff as assigned by the director of behavioral health.  Attend trainings and commit to constantly improving skills and knowledge base.  Create staff trainings and make staff presentations.  Participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts, peer review, and program development

    Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Current independent clinical license in Psychology to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    2. Doctorate with commensurate practicum, internship, and post graduate work focused clinical mental health practice.

    EXPERIENCE:

    1. Experience in treating patients from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds that present with the full range of mental illness and have different levels of functioning.
    2. Experience consulting and/or collaborating with the various agencies that provide care and support in the community for mentally ill patients.
    3. Previous experience in supervising interns, license eligible therapists, and staff members.
    4. Previous experience in participating in quality improvement activities and program development helpful.

    Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

    Job Posting ID # 19-094

    Hours

    Part-Time