The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) – Psychologist position is an Oregon licensed psychologist trained in a health care setting who works as a member of the clinical team providing integrated care to individuals and their families to address one or more of the following: mental illness, substance use disorders, health behaviors that contribute to chronic illness, life stressors and crises, developmental risk/conditions, stress-related physical symptoms, preventive care, and ineffective patterns of health care utilization within the LMG clinics.
The BHC is an integral member of the primary care team whose role is to help address a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs in the primary care patient population. Their goal is to aid in early identification and provide problem focused brief interventions that promote remission of symptoms, wellness and long-term prevention for as many patients as possible.
This position requires advanced level skill in delivering evidence-based interventions targeted to improve overall health for patients with a variety of emotional and behavioral conditions as well as challenging health behaviors.
Must be a graduate of a school accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), or a graduate school of psychology evaluated by an Oregon Board- recognized credentialing body if working in Oregon or a Washington Board-recognized credentialing body if working in Washington. Note: ACA-accredited programs in Canada do not require evaluation.
Minimum of two years of clinical experience or healthcare related field.
Must hold a current valid Oregon license as a Psychologist.
Current BLS certificate from the American Heart Association.
Ability to screen, diagnosis and treat for common mental health and substance use disorders. Able to utilize evidence based brief treatment skills including Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and/or solution focused interventions. Provides treatment plan recommendations for patients regarding behavioral health strategies/interventions to the referring PCP. Promotes health behavior change through evaluation, brief intervention and education. Works with multidisciplinary team to help support the patient’s health. Coordinates with LMG providers and community partners when patient is in need of longitudinal mental health and/or substance use treatment.
Demonstrated competencies in assessment and diagnosis of emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorders in child, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients (depending upon population served by specific position). Demonstrated competency in assessment cognitive and thinking distortions associated with, and/or exacerbating medical conditions. Experience using motivational interviewing, skills in conducting group and individual psycho/social education classes desirable.
As a nationally known and respected health care provider, Legacy Health offers an outstanding work environment, competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and much more. Learn more about us and apply on our website at www.legacyhealth.org.
For additional information please email Forrest Brown at Fobrown@lhs.org
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled. No J1/H-1B visas.