The Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Psychologist functions as an extension of the PACT Team and serves as the access point to mental health. The primary job function is to work within the PCMHI Program to assist in the delivery of evidence-based care for Primary Care patients with a variety of emotional, behavioral and psychiatric problems. The primary goals are assisting primary care team members with identification, treatment, and management of mental health and behavioral medicine conditions in the enrolled population. Routinely consults with primary care team members about plan of care for patients and conducts effective curbside consultations. Brief assessments and follow-ups are conducted via individual, telephone, or telehealth modality. Possesses specialized knowledge of evidence based treatment for general behavioral health problems (e.g., depression and anxiety) and areas of behavioral medicine (e.g., chronic pain, obesity and sleep problems). Offers group and or psychoeducational classes on a variety of behavioral health topics (e.g., sleep management, coping with chronic pain). The PCMHI psychologist is expected to attend Primary Care meetings, team meetings, and huddles and will provide education to staff on several relevant topics to help facilitate patient care. As needed, will assist with crisis management for patients presenting to primary care appointments. Independently provides psychological services at all levels of complexity and consults with peers and supervisors, as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 0800-1630; flexible tours negotiable Compressed/Flexible: Yes Telework: Available - Tour is a hybrid of on station and telework. Telework availability is subject to satisfactory performance, appropriate work environment to carry out required duties, change in National mandates. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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