The LCSW or CSAC delivers consultation and co-management of medical conditions treated by our Adult Medicine, OB/GYN, and Pediatric Departments in a team-based and trauma-informed setting. This clinician provides psychological interventions to treat the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of chronic and acute illnesses. This clinician applies behavioral principles to address maladaptive lifestyle and health behaviors within a primary care setting in accordance with the applicable professional, ethical, and legal standards. Additionally, this clinician conducts intake assessments, individual, and group psychotherapy for mental health and substance use disorders, as well as for patients with dual diagnoses.
The ideal candidate has training, experience, and competency in health psychology with an emphasis on pain disorders and problematic substance use; is able to work effectively on primary care teams providing behavioral health consultations, care coordination, and consultations to the medical staff; is able to deliver short-term, evidence-based interventions; effectively uses screening and outcome tools; excellent and timely clinical documentation within an Electronic Health Record; is familiar with team-based care, the patient-centered medical home model, trauma-informed care, and SAMHSA’s levels of healthcare integration; has foundational cultural competency, works from a frame of cultural humility, and has familiarity with the opportunities and challenges of living on an island.
· Hawaii licensed LCSW (or Psychologist) or CSAC or license eligible in the State of Hawaii.
· At least 2 years of experience in primary care or other medical settings.
· Training and experience in treating pain and opioid use disorders preferred.
· Experience, training, and certification in addictions treatment preferred.
· Competent to treat patients across the lifespan.
· Knowledge of CBT/DBT, motivational interviewing techniques, mindfulness and other stress reduction strategies, behavioral health approaches to pain management and chronic health issues such as diabetes
· Collaborate and be an effective team member.
· Ability to multi-task, manage competing demands well, and complete clinical documentation in a timely manner.
· Maintain ethical and professional standards.
· Strong preference for candidates with a deep understanding of the unique cultural aspects of life in Hawaii.
· All clinic employees are expected to show a willingness to learn and demonstrate all aspects of patient/client care, the principles of trauma-informed care and practice.
Salary and benefits are competitive. The health center is a 501(c)3 and meets the employer criteria for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Licensed providers employed full time may qualify for National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment.