Integrated Health Postdoctoral Fellow or Licensed Psychologist 

About Truman Medical Centers:

If you want to work where the action is, Truman Medical Centers/University Health (TMC/UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” TMC/UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, TMC/UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. TMC/UH is comprised of three campuses:

TMC/UH Heath Sciences District is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Centers serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health building, TMC’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We will soon open University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

TMC/UH Lakewood is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families.  TMC/UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

TMC/UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Healing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

Job Description:

The Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow or Licensed Psychologist to serve as an embedded Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant within the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Family Medicine Residency primary care clinic. The UMKC Family Medicine Residency program provides interdisciplinary patient care and education in a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. The Fellowship position is designed to prepare psychologists for a career in Integrated Primary Care. Opportunities available, for either Fellow or Licensed Psychologist, to provide formal and information education to UMKC Family Medicine Resident Physicians, UMKC Medical Students, and UMKC Doctoral Psychology practicum students.

  • Introduce patients to the role of psychologists in the integrated care setting using the biopsychosocial model.

  • Utilize appropriate screening assessment tools including PHQ-9, SBIRT and others and use results to guide treatment plan.

  • Identify referral problem and provide evidence-based interventions appropriate for the medical setting.

  • Coordinate care with treatment team members, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse care managers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and community resources.

  • Provide interventions for patients including chronic pain management, diabetes management, stress management, depression/anxiety, smoking cessation, weight loss and others utilizing CBT,DBT,ACT, mindfulness-based approaches and other evidence-based approaches.

  • Serve as consultant on behavioral health issues to members of the treatment team both informally and through developing and presenting educational lectures and written materials to the team members

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology
  • License-eligible as a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Psychologist in the State of Missouri
  • Must have knowledge of psychological terminology, the process of diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and have basic research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational ability, and social facility are required for the ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and to provide education to staff and in the community.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good independent judgment, adapt to new duties, and work in a changing environment.
  • Completion of training as directed through orientation and/or Leadership, Management or Educators in the established timeline for continued employment.

Job Posting:

To apply to this position, please see the job listing: https://trumed.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TMC_External_Career_Site/job/TMC—Lakewood/Integrated-Health-Psychologist_R0000977-1