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Psychologist- Behavioral Health Consultant - Bainbridge Island

Virginia Mason Medical Center Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Requisition ID 222521 Employment Type Full Time Department VM Bainbridge Island - Unassigned Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 1.0 FTE Category Physician and Physician Assistant
Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.


Responsibilities

The Behavioral Health Department has been on an evolving journey from a siloed outpatient specialty model towards one that is coordinated with Primary Care and other specialties. The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) in this model collaborates with our psychiatrists and the primary care team, providing goal-oriented treatments through short-term individual therapy sessions as well as specialized therapy groups. BHCs also have the opportunity to develop educational materials and programs for providers or to propose additional ideas for expanding our department’s collaborative services. Our department’s team of BHCs and psychiatrists regularly meets for case discussion, provider support, and ongoing development of our collaborative care model.

The ideal candidate will be focused on providing evidence-based interventions, patient goal-setting, time-limited therapy techniques, and working closely with other providers and staff to coordinate care.

We offer compensation that incentivizes quality over productivity. We do have flexibility to consider a condensed number of work days per week.


Qualifications
  • PsyD or PhD in Psychology from an accredited university.
  • At least three years of clinical experience.
  • Working knowledge of major psychiatric disorders and treatment interventions; DSMV
  • Ability to conduct evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g. cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy).
  • Ability to manage, hold and tolerate a wide range of affect; and a working knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to perform pre-surgical evaluations (bariatric, transplant etc.)
  • Ability to work closely with other providers and staff (MD/PA/ARNP, pharmacist, nursing, medical assistants, social work) and an understanding of the framework of integrated, collaborative care.
  • Ability to utilize electronic medical records system
  • Must excel in a team based environment with a positive attitude; be comfortable with ambiguity and have the ability to be flexible.
  • Ability to learn new processes and participate in process improvement.

About Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington State – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Our integrated health system has nearly 1,500 hospital beds including Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, a teaching organization which coaches health care professionals and others around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative lean management method for improving quality and safety.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at VMFH

We commit to fostering an equitable, diverse and intentionally inclusive environment – we strive for all to feel valued, respected and that they belong.  Our unique life experiences and backgrounds make our patient care extraordinary.  Our diversity fuels our culture of innovation and transformative health care.  Our differences are our strengths and inspire a promising future.

Living in the Pacific Northwest

Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you’d like to enjoy.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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