Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant/Clinical Assistant Professor



Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant/Clinical Assistant Professor


At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant/Clinical Assistant Professor position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

SUMMARY:

Doctoral level licensed Psychologist who provides behavioral health services and consultation including diagnostic evaluations, testing, short-term psychotherapy including motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral interventions to assist patients in dealing with common psychological problems and medical conditions, and provides referrals to specialty care. Also provides supervision to Psychology doctoral students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant:
  • Serves as a behavioral health specialist within an urban primary care practice which is a LEVEL 3 Patient centered medical home. Provides short term behavioral health services and consultation to improve patient treatment outcomes.
  • Provides diagnostic evaluations, testing and short term psychotherapy to patients presenting with psychological factors impacting adherence to health maintenance behaviors and their management of specific health issues (diabetes, chf, COPD, obesity, etc.).Provides treatment for disorders which include but are not limited to: anxiety and depression co-occurring with medical disorders. Provides motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral interventions to assist patients (adults and seniors) in making lifestyle changes.
  • Provides consultation services to medical providers within the practice.
  • Attends Family Medicine Department Meetings.
  • Assists and provides consultation to medical providers with behavioral health crisis assessment and referring patients to facilities allowing for admission to the medically necessary level of care.
  • In collaboration with the Medical Director, physicians and the community education specialist assists in the design and implementation of community wellness education programs.
  • Develops professional referral relationships with behavioral health systems including but not limited to partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
  • Provides consultation to Medical Director regarding case management and quality measure tracking.
  • Supervises psychology practicum students and psychology interns.
  • When needed, provides training to medical students and support staff focusing on behavioral health integration within primary care.
  • Provides consultation to office management & Medical Director focusing on procedures and systems critical to behavioral health integration within primary care.
  • If needed/requested, serves on quality assurance committees.
  • Works collaboratively with the billing department to monitor & provide accurate billing statements for optimal reimbursement of services.
  • Works collaboratively with the credentialing specialist to maintain a current CAQH profile allowing for maintaining in network status on various provider panels.
2) Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Supervises psychology students within the health care center and within the Center for Brief Therapy.
  • Supervises and guides students in developing and implementing community health education programs.
  • Guides students in acquiring knowledge and skills regarding credentialing procedures, third party reimbursement, practice development, assessment, crisis intervention, referral to the medically necessary level of behavioral health care, interventions to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Teaches coursework, including Clinical PsyD Practicum Seminar, and lectures within the graduate programs.
  • Attends psychology supervisors meetings and department meetings (as needed).
  • Serves as a liaison between Health Care Center and School of Professional & Applied Psychology on issues which impact training of psychology students.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program with a focus on clinical health psychology.

Experience
Clinical/supervisory and/or administrative experience in clinical psychology, clinical health psychology, and integrated primary care settings. Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations (if applicable):
Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania.

Physical Demands
None

Supervisory Responsibility
Supervises psychology practicum students and psychology interns in primary care outpatient settings.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


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