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Clinical Psychologist, Lanai City, HI


Organization: Lāna'i Community Health Center
Category: Psychologist
Location: Lanai City, HI
Date Job Posted: October 23, 2020
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About Lāna`i Community Health Center (LCHC)

LCHC is located on the island of Lāna'i, the smallest of the major Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 140 square miles. The island’s history is one of transition as the island was purchased by different owners. Each transition throughout this island’s history has forced a change in economic focus and lifestyle produced results that directly affected the island’s residents (and still affects all today). These changes have created the community as we know it today: An eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultures. This broad mix of ethnicities makes Lāna`i unusual and different from other rural communities in the U.S. In addition, immigrants continue to relocate to Lāna`i because family members are able to sponsor their arrival — especially individuals from the Philippines — with 32% of our population foreign born and 10.3% of our households facing linguistic isolation. (Hawai`i Department of Health, “State of Hawai`i Primary Care Needs Assessment Data Book, 2012).

LCHC’s target population consists of everyone on Lāna`i, with a special focus on those who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (33.6% of the 2017 LCHC patients) and the under-/uninsured (12.7% of LCHC patients in 2017 were uninsured). LCHC provides services in a culturally sensitive manner – providing written and oral translation as needed. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay for service. LCHC serves individuals of all ages, ethnicity, gender, and residency — old timers, part-timers, and newcomers. LCHC accepts all insurances and assists its patients with understanding and navigating their insurance coverage questions. LCHC is a nonprofit organization, and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 330e status awarded in September 2007. Clinical services have been provided since August 2008.

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

The Health Center is centrally located at 333 Sixth St. in Lanai City, where 95% of the population resides.

We are currently recruiting a Clinical Psychologist

The Licensed Clinical Psychologist acts as our Behavioral Health provider, and provides direct services to our patients, as well as providing support to our primary care providers as needed for primary care patients. Patient care activities can include individual and group treatment as well as screenings and brief interventions in primary care setting. This individual might also supervise others.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Able to work through brief patient contacts, including via telephone and teleconferencing.
  2. Possesses adequate skills to design effective psycho-education curricula and lead effective psycho-education classes.
  3. Excellent working knowledge of clinical psychology, evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, and ethnically diverse, rural, medically underserved populations.
  4. Experience in the provision of supervision to psychology trainees
  5. Experience in program development and evaluation
  6. Good knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  7. Language requirements: English

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Doctorate in Psychology, Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  2. Previous experience working with primary care providers using a consultative approach within an Integrated Behavioral Health Model.
  3. Previous experience with Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  1. Eligible for credentialing with third-party insurance carriers.
  2. Current Hawai’i licensure to practice as a Clinical Psychologist.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cindy Figuerres at cfiguerres@lanaihealth.org


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