Psychologist, PRN

Position Title: Psychologist, Licensed
Position #: 2279
Location: Greeley, CO
Employment Status: On Call

North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program: Crisis Stabilization Services understands the needs of consumers who have both mental health issues and substance use disorders. Services include individual counseling, medication monitoring, case management, group counseling, withdrawal management, and discharge and after care planning.

Position Summary: Provides assessment, review of records and recommendations related to a client's involuntary status on the unit.  Documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal team members to review progress and current behaviors of clients, as well as provides recommendations for legal status upon discharge. May be contacted to provide Seclusion and Restraint orders in adherence with policy and statutory requirements.  Collaborates with clinical supervisor, other team members and psychiatrist regarding treatment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Credentials
- Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university
- Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Clinical Psychologist
- Ability to become credentialed with various health insurance companies
- Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) desired 

Experience
- 2 years' experience in a mental health field/program of application
- Experience in coordinating behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies

Knowledge of:
- Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
- Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado, including responsibilities for 'Professional person' under 27-65 rules and regulations.
- Current and generally accepted psychological testing protocols and processes.
- Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
- Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices. 
- Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
- Workplace policies and professionalism.
- Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
- Effective de-escalation techniques.

Skills/Abilities to:
- Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
- Visually assess responses to mental illness or reaction to substance abuse medications.
- Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
- Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
- Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations. 
- Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
- Maintain confidentiality.

 Responsibilities:
- Adhere to utilization, quality improvement and corporate compliance policy and standards.
- Provide services to clients as assigned by administrative/clinical supervisor.  May work with specific age group and/or level of care based on program assignment.
- Provide person-centered assessments for mental health and/or substance use issues. 
- Observe clients in a variety of situations. Assess diagnosis and mental status of clients, evaluate current level of functioning, and provide appropriate legal status recommendations and documentation to address clients' needs.
- May occasionally intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with clients. 
- Assess risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources with treatment team. 
- Collaborate with other clinicians, law enforcement, external providers, and psychiatrists to provide services to clients. Maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
- Collaborate continuously with assigned clients in order to devise safety planning, provide symptom management, identify support systems, reduce and mitigate risk factors.
- Maintain electronic health records in accordance with agency standards; confirm coding of services rendered is ethically appropriate and results in successful billing. 
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by supporting agency collection policies and procedures; assure client understanding of service charges and fee changes.
- May provide intake, inpatient admissions and Medicaid authorizations.
- Act as 'Professional person' under state 27-65 guidelines, complete 72-hour hold, provide other 27-65 services as allowed by statute and support emergency commitment and involuntary commitment processes as necessary. 
- May be called upon to provide expert witness testimony as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Coordinator.

Working Conditions: Employee works in an acute care environment, with access to centralized, shared work area.

Compensation: Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and based on agency policy. 

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.

Our values are:
- Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
- Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
- Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/ to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.