In a Consultant-Liaison role, evaluates and diagnosis' Health Plan members seen in primary care who have mental disorders or behavioral conditions that affect or are a consequence of their medical condition.
Utilizes principles of Health Psychology to develop implement, coordinate and evaluate treatment plans for referred members that may include crisis 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.
Administers and evaluates psychological and neuropsychological tests on a limited basis.
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 areas of mental health, behavioral medicine and health psychology.
Provides consultation on program development, and conducts program evaluation and outcome assessment, as needed.
Serves as liaison and refers to the Psychiatry Department, Chemical Dependency Services, Behavioral Health Education, specialty behavioral medicine services and other Medical Teams as appropriate.