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Pediatric Psychologist/Integrated Health Therapist - Transforming Mental Health

Company: Rady Children's Hospital-san Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

This is a casual, grant funded position with an end date and subject to renewal by 6/30/2025Location: San Diego, CA or Hemet, CARady Childrens Hospital San Diego has implemented an innovative, new Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI) through the Transforming Mental Health (TMH) initiative. This network of services provides accessible mental health services within the primary care medical home, and at our regional mental health specialty hubs across San Diego and Southern Riverside County. Our program is focused on supporting early identification, health promotion and illness prevention, in collaboration with our primary care pediatric partners. We have a growing team of clinicians focused on providing total child health and mental wellness.As part of the PCMHI team, the Integrated Health Therapist 'IHT' serves as a valued provider and partner in total child well-being, based in the primary care pediatricians office and/or at an outpatient Hub location. The IHT will conduct a brief model of mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, triage, psychotherapy, and multidisciplinary team treatment planning. As a generalist provider, the IHT will offer education, connection to resources, counseling, problem solving, brief therapy, and crisis intervention. The IHT will develop integrated care plans utilizing knowledge of mental health, age, developmental stages, and culture. This role works closely with physicians to provide holistic care, monitor patient progress, and achieve treatment goals to improve both mental and physical health.The IHT may engage in teaching opportunities including workshops or presentations for youth, families, providers, and/or community members on topics related to mental health, integrated care, and wellness. As TMH programming evolves, opportunities for collaboration in research projects may become available, as well as opportunities for professional advancement. A licensed IHT may provide supervision to pre-licensed clinicians at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution and licensing boards; they may also assist with administrative duties, as assigned by the Supervisor.JOB SUMMARY:The Health Psychologist provides direct patient care in various locations within RCHSD. Works collaboratively with treatment teams internal and external partners, and agencies in the development of clinical programming. Works to support the department in the advancement of behavioral health initiatives that aim to improve the health of pediatric populations. When indicated conducts testing, assessments, develops care plans, and implements evidence-based therapies. Psychologist completes documentation per department standards and regulatory guidelines. Participates and leads ongoing initiatives of the department to support the vision and innovation of integrated health care.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Doctorate Degree (non MD)2 years of experienceCA Licensed PsychologistBLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHASuccessfully complete the credentialing process through Medical Staff ServicesPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:3 years of experienceAcademic emphasis on assessment of children and child developmentThe expected hiring range for this position is $45.74 to $62.92Rady Childrens Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal Jobble

Keywords: Rady Children's Hospital-san Diego, San Diego , Pediatric Psychologist/Integrated Health Therapist - Transforming Mental Health, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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