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Research Behavioral Health Clinician Sacramento, CA


Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral of patients who have mental health or behavioral problems, as a part of a research project run through the Division of Research. Provides consultation to other members of the team.

Essential Functions:
- Interviews patients to assess nature and extent of psychiatric and/or substance use problem.
- Develops, implements and evaluates treatment approaches for patients and affected family members.
- This may include brief treatment models such as Motivational Interviewing.
- This may also include referral to specialty psychiatric or chemical dependency treatment as appropriate.
- Maintains confidential individual case summaries.
- Consults with physicians regarding patient progress and treatment.
- Provide appropriate support to patients and family members as appropriate.

Additional Duties:
- Conduct ongoing group sessions in specialized substance use treatment setting with patients (who are also research participants) who have started buprenorphine/naloxone treatment, delivering a medical and behavioral-based curriculum.
- As treatment progresses, the clinician may focus more on educating the patients about the social and behavioral factors perpetuating addiction and encourage behavioral and lifestyle change to support recovery.
- Maintain timely clinical notes and attendance records.
- Partner with existing clinical staff and research staff to identify and recruit eligible patients.
- As needed consent study participants and support them through initial baseline study questionnaire.
- Conduct indivualized orientation for new patients following CDRP guidelines.
- Other ad-hoc research related tasks to ensure the overall success of the study (for example, test urine samples for presence of medication)


Basic Qualifications:
- N/A
- Master's degree in social work, psychology or applied behavioral science required from an accredited college or university.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Psychologist license in the State of California.

Additional Requirements:
- Previous clinical responsibilities to include psychosocial assessment and brief motivational intervention methods in a hospital, clinic
or agency.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of state regulations, professional board standards as is related to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership Environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with patients with mental health and/or substance use problems in specialty area of research project.
- Doctorate degree in social work, psychology or applied behavioral science preferred from an accredited college or university.
- Previous knowledge of confidentiality regulations and policies in specialty area of research project preferred.

Primary Location: California,Sacramento,Sacramento Chemical Dependancy 2829 Watt Ave.

Scheduled Hours (1-40): 16

Shift: Day

Working Days: Tue, Wed

Schedule: Short Hour

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group: Non-Union, Non-Exempt

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job: Research and Development

Public Department Name: Division of Research

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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