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The Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with the Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a Pediatric Psychologist to serve as a Behavioral Health Lead/Program Coordinator for an exciting new integrated primary care program that is a collaboration between the Austin Health Partners and Dell Children’s Medical Group in Austin, Texas. The Behavioral Health Lead will provide direct clinical services for the program, but will also develop programmatic workflow processes, advance initiatives for behavioral health clinician training, and establish quality improvement and research projects for program evaluation.

Required Application Materials
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By utilizing a team-based, collaborative care model, the Behavioral Health Lead is to provide leadership, consultation, and training in organizational efforts with regard to medical and behavioral health services within the pediatric primary care setting. The Behavioral Health Lead is charged with the training and oversight of a team of (2) full-time masters level Behavioral Health Clinicians (BHCs), a care coordinator, and graduate student learners pursuing integrated behavioral health careers. The Behavioral Health Lead provides specialty care evaluations and intervention services within established areas of expertise.

Essential Functions 
Provides consultation and development of integrated delivery systems in collaboration with members of the management and medical team. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the primary care medical team to promote well-child prevention of behavioral health issues, as well as screening, assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric disorders.  Assists the primary care team in developing specialty care patient registries, workflow processes, best practice treatment guidelines, and program evaluation tools to improve the accessibility, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of primary care behavioral health services. Conducts training and management of behavioral health team and fellows, residents, interns, and graduate medical student learners. Provides leadership and physician education for behavioral health initiatives to be utilized within primary care. Attends and participates in treatment team meetings, and in departmental and divisional meetings as assigned. Conducts clinical assessments for the purpose of diagnosing mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive and developmental disorders and disabilities. Develops and implements appropriate, evidence- and assessment-based, person-centered treatment plans in consultation with individuals-served, their families, team leadership, physicians and mid-level practitioners. Provides short-term interventions, including motivational interviewing and evidence-based psychotherapy within individual, family, and group modalities. Completes documentation in the clinical record related to interaction with individuals-served, families and other service providers in an accurate and timely manner, and in accordance with professional ethics and with both Federal and State regulations Participates in quality improvement and initiatives that analyze professional practice, outcomes and efficiencies, including peer review, chart review, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides leadership and support to the QI program to assure the provision of high quality patient care

Marginal/Incidental functions 
Provide family outreach to provide psychoeducation and teach prevention and coping strategies for behavioral and mental health concerns. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications 
Doctoral Degree from an accredited school of Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Texas License for the practice of Psychology. One year of post-doctoral clinical experience, working in a fast-paced integrated care setting with clinically diverse clientele. Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching skills, and potential to develop an active program of research. Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner on the phone and in person as well as demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills. Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patient families and other vendors in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively. Must exhibit sound judgment in decision-making. Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change. We seek candidates committed to providing exemplary care and treatment that restores hope and helps patients and families live healthier, fuller lives. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications 
Five or more years post-doctoral clinical experience in a clinical setting. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Experience working in an integrated pediatric primary care setting. Generalist training and experience working with individuals and families presenting a broad range of behavioral and mental health concerns strongly preferred. Experience conducting assessments and evidence-based treatments with children and adolescents strongly preferred. Experience with training, supervision, and mentoring learners preparing to work in integrated care settings. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values:

Working conditions 
May work around standard office conditions. May work around biohazards. May work around chemicals. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Lifting and moving. Combination of office, exam, and other clinical settings. May involve standing and walking for extensive periods of time. A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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