Master's Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Remote)
University of California, San Diego
Location: La Jolla, California
Internal Number: 111136
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/10/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/14. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC and UCSD Health are one of the most innovative and productive institutions of higher education and academic medical centers in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services.
The Virtual Care Collaborative are seeking elite, effective, experienced clinicians residing and licensed in California for a new telehealth clinical service, with a first clinical population of systemwide UC students. The clinical service has received seed funding for up to 3 years of operations, and new service staff are expected to participate in future growth, expansion of services to other clinical populations, and successful business practices for service longevity by demonstrating productivity and aligning work with personal talents, passion and the UC ethical values of integrity, excellence, and accountability. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Therapists are expected to provide and deliver specialized, pragmatic mental and behavioral health effective clinical psychotherapy services and interventions, whether brief/focused or more intensive, long-term treatment, including emergencies and nonemergency situations, as well as case management services, inter-and intra-professional consultations with other health, behavioral health professionals and organizations, in primarily an ambulatory setting, synchronous telehealth format, integrating direct examination, collateral sources with appropriate authorizations, exercising clinical judgment of applied theory and practice of the clinical mental health professional across the full range of conditions described in the most current DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) and relevant associated comorbid psychological and medical conditions to analyze problems, accurately prioritizing and triaging issues of diverse scope to determine and deliver achievable outcome-based recovery, within a biopsychosocial model treatment plan to a patient population across the lifespan, customized to a holistic, identity-integrated formulation for each patient that takes into account the availability of local resource and systems of care with attention to coding, billing, customer service, and shared-decision making.
This position has the ability to work remotely.
A Master's Degree in clinically applied mental health area from fully accredited graduate school of social work; marriage and family therapy; or professional clinical counselor program.
Active, California Board of Behavioral Science license in behavioral health counseling/psychotherapy discipline including LMFT, PhD/PsyD, LCSW, and LPCC. (registrants/associates-only ineligible)
Minimum of five (5+) or more years of relevant experience in healthcare settings.
Demonstrated experience with timely pertinent Electronic Medical Record documentation, coding, billing, customer service, risk management, quality management, program evaluation, and peer review activities.
Experience with practice in an academic medical center and/or billing commercial health insurance/3rd party payers, inclusive of state and federal government plans.
Experience with efficacy in therapeutic outcomes using standardized metrics working with young adult population.
Advanced practice knowledge, experience, and application treating clinical presentations frequently seen in target treatment population.
Knowledge and experience generating and collating effective whole-person developmentally-appropriate and culturally aware case management and resource linkages.
Expertise in campus-based systems of care.
Demonstrated advanced skills in evidence-based/evidence-informed psychotherapies to address issues in the shortest time possible while balancing skills and expertise to work with persons where more intensive, intermediate-/long-term treatment when necessary through synchronous and asynchronous distance video, telehealth, and when required, in-person services.
Demonstrated experience integrating specialty patient care services with accessible primary care services within a context of cultural, professional, and linguistic competence.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.