Psychologist

Overview

Since opening the first health center in 1995, our mission has been to provide high quality healthcare to the underserved in the context of distinctively Christian service.  We strategically enter our communities so that, over time, we have become deficient in resources and services. Residents of these communities lack access to quality healthcare and often manageable health issues go untreated or undiagnosed.  Through God’s calling, we are standing in the gap, delivering quality healthcare and spiritual healing.

When our patients enter our health centers we want them to experience the hope, love and healing that our staff offers in the name of Jesus Christ.     

Everyone who enters our centers is treated with dignity and respect.  We offer each patient spiritual healing and the opportunity to share in prayer.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the true healer and with his guidance and comfort we can provide physical and spiritual healing. 

Today, we are one of the largest Christian Health Centers in the nation and the largest primary healthcare provider in our County.   Combined, our health centers serve over 56,573 patients with over 181,259 patient visits annually. At each of our centers, our staff works with the patients and the community to actively address health issues within the areas severed while serving as a resource for health education and community support.  We strive to maintain visibility within the communities through consistent involvement in community based civic and religious organizations.

Mission & Passions

Our Passion – Fulfilling the physical, spiritual, emotional needs of the underserved, the uninsured, and the homeless

Our Vision – Glorifying God and expanding His kingdom among underserved and unreached people

Our Mission – Providing high quality healthcare to the underserved in the context of distinctively Christian service. We recognize that Jesus Christ is the true healer of individuals and their communities and the source of our ability to serve.

Job Info

Job Title - Psychologist

Job Description· 

The Psychologist will provide assessment and treatment of psychological symptoms and psychosocial aspects of chronic medical conditions for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults within an integrated primary care setting.
 

  1. Evaluate patients in crisis situations (such as those experiencing suicidal and homicidal ideation) to determine appropriate course of intervention and execute referrals as necessary.

  2. Employ empirically-supported, focused interventions to treat commonly occurring mental health conditions and chronic medical conditions with psychosocial components and to assist patients in successfully achieving their goals. 

  1. Facilitate group-based cognitive-behavioral and psycho-educational interventions.

  2. Administers, evaluates and interprets required psychological testing when appropriate to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning.

  3. Make appropriate referrals to Psychiatry services, Spiritual Health, and community-based referral partners as necessary.

  4. Provide timely patient care and prompt feedback to referring primary care providers, spiritual health advisors, and other allied health personnel (such as dentists and nutritionists) in order to facilitate holistic and comprehensive healthcare within an integrated primary care setting.

  5. Provide education to physicians and other medical staff regarding behavioral health standards of care for mental health conditions and the management of psychosocial aspects of chronic medical conditions, ethical practice, and psychopharmacology where appropriate.

  6. Actively participate in meetings and trainings that support our integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.

  7. Monitor the clinic’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.

  8. Provide clinical supervision to graduate practicum students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows once Psychology training programs are developed at our clinics.

  9. Performs other duties as required.

  10. Involves exposure to patients of all ages or family members who may have mental illness, infectious disease, or contagious illness  

Job Qualifications Education, Skills, and Experience   

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (or relevant specialty area of psychology)

  • One to two (1-2) years of postdoctoral experience preferably in a hospital or other primary healthcare setting, working closely with physicians and other medical professionals to provide team-based patient care,

  • preferred experience working with an urban, underserved population,

  • experience providing empirically-supported psychological interventions for both mental health and medical conditions,

  • experience utilizing electronic medical records for documentation and communication within an interdisciplinary medical team

  • Licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Psychologist with Health Service Provider (HSP) designation


Patient Makeup

State - TN

Year Founded - 1995

MODEL - FQHC

Number of Locations -6

AREA - Urban