Kaiser Permanente Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Behavioral Medicine Specialist in Santa Clara, California

Provides diagnosis, triage and treatment of patients in primary care who have a mental disorder or behavioral problems which affect their medical condition, or are a consequence of their medical condition. Provides consultation and training to other members of the APC team.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates and diagnoses Health Plan members seen in primary care who have medical disorders or behavioral problems which affect their medical condition, or are a consequence of their medical condition. Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates treatment plans for referred members which may include crises intervention, brief psychotherapy, psychoeducation groups and brief case management. Prepares concise intake evaluations and treatment plans, and maintains ongoing confidential progress records in accord with state and NCQA regulations.

  • Provides education and support to members and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes. Co-manages medical conditions through the use of nonpharmacologic and behavioral interventions in order to leverage physician time and develop appropriate patterns of utilization. Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice. Provides consultation and training to other members of the APC team in the area of mental health, behavioral medicine.

  • Serves as liaison and refers to the Psychiatry Department, Chemical Dependency Services, Behavioral Health Education, specialty behavioral medicine services and other internal and community resources as appropriate.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This job does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Previous clinical responsibility to include diagnosis, brief individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and consultation/collaboration with medical personnel.

Education

  • Master's degree in Social Work required from an accredited college or universityor.

  • Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science required from an accredited college or university.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid license to practice clinical social work in the State of California.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral medicine.

  • Knowledge of state regulations and LCSW standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, and in a primary care environment. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and training working with children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting strongly preferred.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Behavioral Medicine Specialist

LOCATION: Santa Clara, California

REQNUMBER: 683057

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.