NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Psychologist.
The Primary Care Child Psychologist works with pediatric patients (aged 5-17) as part of the NYU Langone-Brooklyn DSRIP Project. A core feature of the project is to improve the delivery of behavioral health services through the implementation of an integrated primary care/behavioral health model at primary care centers within the Family Health Center network. The Primary Care Child Psychologist will be based within the Pediatric clinic and will have close collaboration with the primary care staff. The main function will be to screen, diagnose, and provide a brief model of psychotherapy to children/adolescents who screen positive for mental health conditions in the medical setting, including collateral work with families and parent skills training; conduct brief assessments for developmental disorders; work closely with and provide feedback to the referring primary care provider (PCP); attend primary care meetings and collaborate with PCPs; develop treatment plans; refer out to more intensive services when necessary.
Receives referrals of medical patients from the PCP at any time when the patient screens positive for mental health conditions (warm hand-off).
Conducts biopsychosocial assessments and brief assessments for developmental, emotional, and social disorders (for example: autism spectrum disorders).
Provides brief model of psychotherapy, preferably using an evidence based treatment.
Works closely with family members of pediatric patients, including collateral and parent skills training as necessary.
Develops a treatment plan in the electronic medical record based on the patients behavioral health issues.
Documents psychotherapy visits in the electronic medical record.
Provides clinical feedback to the referring PCP.
Participates in the site's team meetings and huddles, with a focus on coordinating care of shared patients, educating medical staff about the role of the behavioral health provider, and the importance of all medical site staff supporting mental health screening/treatment of patients at the site.
The position requires that the Psychologist have experience working with young children/adolescents, be comfortable working in a medical setting, being part of a medical team, being proactive, and an advocate/educating medical staff about the importance of mental health treatment for overall health.
The position requires the Psychologist be comfortable in helping to expand and advocate for a new, innovative approach (integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care) within an existing medical clinic.
Works closely with Supervisor and Program Manager to review and improve workflow.
Participates in regular supervision with Supervisor.
Participates in quality improvement and performance improvement activities to ensure that program aims are achieved.
Identifies poorly engaged patients and provide telephone/letter outreach, when necessary.
Attends trainings and meetings as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ph.D/Psy.D with New York State license in good standing required.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.
Experience working with children/adolescents and their families required.
Experience with Administration for Children Services (ACS) reporting required.
Comfortable working in a medical setting.
Familiar with use of electronic medical records.
Familiar with medical conditions and terminology.
Two evening shifts are required (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM shift).
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.