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LifeLong Medical Care
Richmond, CA, United States
25 days ago
LifeLong Medical Care
Richmond, California, United States
25 days ago


LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Behavioral Medicine Faculty member to join the - Family Medicine Residency Program at the brand new Teaching Health Center in Richmond, the William Jenkins Health Center. As a newly accredited program leader, the Behavioral Medicine Faculty member will collaborate with the program team to develop a robust outpatient-focused residency program aimed to prepare a diverse group of residents to care for complex patients in urban community health center settings. Under the direction of the Program Director, the core faculty member will serve as clinical leader and resident mentor, assuring the delivery of high-quality teaching and patient care to the underserved safety-net population.


About us:

As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 45 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 66,000 patients in the East Bay Area's socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at more than 15 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospitals to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times' social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.

The Family Medicine Residency Program was accredited by the ACGME in April 2019 and was developed to fill a need to train more highly skilled family medicine physicians to work in urban underserved outpatient medical practices. Our program is tailored to prepare residents for the real-world demands of the modern outpatient family doctor. We aim to provide a nontraditional, community medicine-based educational experience focusing on full-scope outpatient family practice. We will offer inpatient rotations at several hospitals with strong academic teaching programs. We distinguish ourselves by our innovative curriculum that takes the resident outside of the exam room and into the community. We are excited to be a new, cutting-edge, robust, and mission-driven program deeply connected to the community we serve.


LifeLong Medical Care is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.



We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan, and loan repayment programs. LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs (HPSA score is 17). Acceptance rates may vary year to year based on funding levels and the number of applicants.


Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In accordance with LifeLong Medical Care's commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our patients and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, that vaccinations may reduce. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Order of the California State Public Health Officer. Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations.



Develops and implements the behavioral health curriculum in collaboration with the Residency Faculty Psychiatrist, consistent with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program requirements for residency training in Family Medicine.

Primary Job Duties:

These include but are not limited to the following areas:

Resident Education: 

  • Create a longitudinal educational plan in collaboration with the residency psychiatrist to deliver a comprehensive behavioral health (BH) curriculum to the family medicine residents. This includes didactic sessions on BH topics, designing BH clinical experiences, and workshops on patient-doctor communication.
  • Teach didactics to the family medicine residents on BH topics.
  • Evaluate family medicine residents in various educational and clinical settings
  • Participate as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Develops and implement programs to teach medical interviewing skills to Family Medicine Residents. Gives lectures, videotapes residents interviewing patients, and assists residents in evaluating and improving their interviewing techniques.
  • Precept Family Medicine Residents in family medicine clinics, including direct observation, give feedback on doctor-patient relationship skills and health behavior change coaching, including motivational interviewing.
  • Assist the Residency Psychiatrist in coordinating the schedule and educational materials associated with the BH rotational blocks
  • Provides mental health consultation and co-counseling in the ambulatory medical setting. Guides residents in accessing mental health and community resources for patients.
  • Provides stress management and leads resident well-being programs such as co-facilitation of Resident Balint Groups.
  • Participate in recruitment and interview season for Family Medicine Residents.
  • Develops and maintains a longitudinal and comprehensive Wellness Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents and Faculty, including but not limited to: surveys/evaluations, Resident and Faculty Individual Wellness Plans, coping and resiliency strategies, and leading the Residency Program Wellness Committee.
  • Participation in weekly faculty, clinic, and Behavioral Health Team meetings and other meetings as assigned by the Residency Program Director.

Clinical services in the outpatient setting: 

  • Clinical time negotiable
  • Complies with all local, state, and federal regulations regarding documentation and coding, billing and collections, referrals, and other clinical practice regulations.
  • Brief psychoeducation and intervention as part of integrated BH care visits
  • Health and behavior coaching in individual and group formats
  • Knowledge of literature regarding the psychological impact of trauma and trauma-related disorders
  • Ability to provide mental health care across the full spectrum of patients in a primary care medical setting (Child/adolescent experience in addition to adult care is preferred)

Scholarly Activity:

  • Assists residents in scholarly activity projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Initiates and participates in other scholarly activities as assigned by the Program Director.

Faculty Development:

  • Participates in, develops, and implements programs in faculty development in the areas of resident instruction in communication skills and patient care.



Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or PsyD in Psychology, licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist or LCSW in California.
  • Experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to individuals and families across the lifespan.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in providing integrative care with a team of physicians and a track record of working with groups of health care providers and support staff from different disciplines.
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to a socioeconomically, racially, and ethnically diverse clientele
  • Experience with medical education and interest in delving into innovative ways to improve behavioral health training for physicians
  • Experience in conducting the research consistent with the complexity of issues that arise in primary care and the delivery of care in an integrated fashion.
  • Commitment to DEIA (Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) as it pertains to primary care and behavioral health access to an underserved population

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59536575
  • Location:
    Richmond, California, United States
  • Position Title: Behavioral Medicine Faculty, Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Company Name: LifeLong Medical Care
  • Practice Setting: Mental Health
  • Job Function: Mental Health
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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