The Senior Integrated Healthcare Psychologist for TREE provides clinical behavioral health/substance misuse consultation for Transition Age Youth (TAY, ages 16 – 25) in an integrated primary care, behavioral health and dental health care setting. The Senior Integrated Healthcare Psychologist for TREE will assist in screening for substance use concerns of primary care patients within the targeted age range, and provide brief interventions and connection to further evaluation and/or treatment or other services to support recovery.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Doctoral degree in Psychology and at least two years post graduate experience required. Training and experience in substance misuse. Experience working with adolescents and/or young adults. Training or experience in a primary care or integrated care setting highly desirable.
Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions
Credential(s) Required: Licensed Psychologist in the State of Connecticut
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to screen for substance use concerns for patients ages 16-25 receiving medical services at the health and wellness center, providing brief education and connection to further evaluation, treatment or other support services as indicated, to address TAY substance use concerns.
Assist the primary care team in coordinating care for patients with substance misuse or risk of substance misuse.
Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and behavioral health interventions to patients with substance misuse or risk, and other behavioral health concerns in primary care setting, including brief problem solving cognitive interventions aimed at promoting self-efficacy; psychoeducation for patients; medication adherence and disease self-management supports; and self-care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, stress reduction, and relaxation; Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols.
Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to integrated health model and program expectations.
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for substance misuse intervention, specialty behavioral health services or other identified service needs in a timely manner.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with patient, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings and multidisciplinary treatment team planning meeting.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Documents all patient related information in compliance with agency policy.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Provides clinical leadership by implementing, promoting, and sustaining evidenced based and best practice models of prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Provides guidance and crisis support to staff.
Identifies problems related to patient services and makes recommendations for improvement.
Works with program manager or designee to develop, monitor, and analyze clinical and program performance and outcomes and develops and monitors quality improvement program goals.
Interfaces and collaborates with and other community providers to provide positive system development for patients and families, to promote Wheeler’s reputation as a quality service provider.
Serves as role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and adherence to model specific approaches.
Provides culturally competent care and maintains sensitivity to and respect for patients’ cultural traditions, values, and beliefs.
Reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, adheres to confidentiality guidelines and ensures that the program meets all necessary licensing, regulatory, and accreditation standards, as related to the program, staff, records, facility, and care of youth.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
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