The Quillen College of Medicine (QCOM) seeks to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor to serve as Director of Behavioral Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The QCOM is developing a new interprofessional mission system-wide, and we seek experienced professionals who are ready to function in entrepreneurial roles in this advancing program.
Directors will function as faculty in their respective departments and help existing leadership (Drs. Polaha and Tolliver) develop an Institute within the QCOM which aims to:
implement the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of care in all QCOM clinics;
train medical residents and faculty on a biopsychosocial approach as well as best-practices in team-based care;
train fellows and graduate students from a range of behavioral health graduate programs;
conduct quality improvement processes;
teach and engage in the Institutes broader network of stakeholders.
The position will start as 70% clinical time, with focused effort on Aim 1 (above) to develop integrated behavioral health services in at least one clinic, providing point of care behavioral interventions to the primary care population. This role includes detection and intervention of a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs in the primary care patient population with the aim of early identification, quick resolution, long-term prevention and wellness. This position involves a high degree of clinical complexity and advanced level skill in delivering evidence-based interventions targeted to improve wellbeing for a variety of patients across the lifespan. The faculty member will function as a core member of the primary care team, working within established workflow practices and procedures with minimal supervision.
To address Aims 2 and 3 above, the faculty member will teach residents, faculty, and other learners (medical, pharmacy, psychology and others) in the context of clinical work as well is in didactic/classroom based teaching.
To address Aims 4 and 5 above, faculty will demonstrate strong leadership skills. Faculty will use creative problem solving, planning, design, and implementation of new workflows and team processes to create efficiencies, improve care, or respond to changes in the system. Faculty executes and leads quality improvement processes and can assist with data collection and management in that context. In addition, the faculty will involved with the ongoing development of the Institute. Faculty provides teaching, consultation, creative input, or written products to aid in the creation of this entity.
The Faculty performs the following:
Maintains a visible presence in the clinic and attends clinic/department meetings.
Provides consultation and same day feedback to the primary care team.
Is available for same day and scheduled consultations with patients.
Performs follow-up visits and conducts brief therapy.
Provides a range of services including screening for common conditions, assessments and therapeutic interventions.
Conducts risk assessments and crisis intervention.
Provides psycho-education for patients during individual or group visits.
Provides brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for patients.
Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral health problems and refers patients to community resources or specialty behavioral health services.
Documents progress notes in the health record outlining assessment findings, interventions delivered and recommendations made to the primary care team.
Assists in the development of clinical pathways and groups as needed.
Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner to comply with all administrative regulations.
Provides assistance in capturing program evaluation and fidelity measures as needed.
Participates in education and training of care team members, medical residents, and other learners in behavioral medicine competencies.
Leads the enhancement of integrated behavioral health services within the primary care clinic including workflow, program development, and provider training
Provides supervision to clinical psychology extern(s), interns, post-doctoral fellows, and other behavioral health learners as assigned.
Participates in efforts aimed at expanding integrated behavioral health to other ETSU Health locations as needed including leadership within the Institute.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Position is contingent upon sufficient funding.
Job Category: College of Medicine Faculty
A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Experience in the area of women's health.
Experience in behavioral health counseling and brief short-term therapy strategies and case management is required.
Internal Number: 15647
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