Application Deadline:December 15, 2022
Program Start Date:July 10, 2023
Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the Program Director, Dr. Susan Martin: (email@example.com) or the ID-PIC program consultant, Karly Dickinson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Addressing Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages - WICHE
Full Circle Health/Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FCH/FMRI)
1 Full Time Funded Position with Benefits
Full Circle Health
Full Circle Health (FCH)/Family Medicine Residency of Idaho -Nampa is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center and Teaching Health Center in Idaho. FMRI’s mission is the serve the underserved. This includes a diverse, primarily Medicaid-eligible patient population. Primary care psychology services are embedded in our family medicine clinics. FCH provides residency and fellowship training for approximately 50 physicians annually.
The intern will join our Primary Care Psychology department including licensed clinical social workers, registered dieticians, a consulting psychiatrist, psychiatry residents from the University of Washington, clinical pharmacists, and community health workers. The array of services provided and coordinated by primary care psychology at FCH ranges from intensive outpatient interventions (psychotherapies, psychiatric services) to behavioral health consultation at time of medical care.
The Internship Experience
Interns placed at FCH are engaged in many aspects of the services provided. We provide training in health psychology that interfaces with medicine, using guidelines recognized by experts in the field, the needs of the supporting institution, and the needs and interests of the trainees. There are basic components which prepares interns for roles in Health Psychology in Primary Care. These include clinical assignments, supervision, didactics, medical education and professional development. An intern’s primary clinical responsibilities at the sites are conducting comprehensive diagnostic assessments including appropriate assessment, providing behavioral health consultation to primary care providers and providing individual psychotherapy. The intern placed at FCH will have the opportunity to engage in medical education opportunities including video review of primary care residents and precepting of clinical cases. In addition to these clinical responsibilities, interns will provide behavioral health lectures to Family Medicine residents. This includes working with medical students completing clerkships at Family Medicine to teach the application of psychological principles into medical settings. Interns will participate in larger interagency meetings and participate in team activities to include a community service project. Additionally, interns receive weekly didactic training focused on clinical topics. Interns are encouraged to attend these didactics, as well as occasional workshops provided within the residency when appropriate. Interns are also encouraged to attend state conferences to stay aware of job possibilities and to network with colleagues in the field. Interns are involved in committee work within the medical setting to foster learning of such professional roles.
*As an integrated primary care site, the intern is required to have a TB skin test. The intern is required to receive an annual flu vaccine during their internship year and ensure all site required vaccines are up to date. TB test and vaccine(s) will be provided at no cost to the intern. FCH is a tobacco-free workplace. Qualified applicants must complete a tobacco/nicotine free attestation prior to employment.
Nampa is a fast-growing city that’s teeming with culture, natural beauty and job opportunities. Nampa takes pride in their local food, places, history, landscape and businesses. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise, and offers excellent entertainment, recreation, and shopping. The regional Airport in Boise makes for efficient travel.
Nampa is centrally and ideally located to reach all western U.S. markets. The city is located just 400 miles from the seaport terminal of Portland, OR, and 360 miles Northwest of Salt Lake City, UT. In Nampa, you will do more than live and work, you will thrive in an environment rich in endless natural beauty, local history, culture and economic well-being. From excellent health care facilities to cultural institutions, vibrant public spaces to nature and recreational opportunities – Nampa has everything you want and need in a big city minus the big city feel.
Outstanding K-12 educational opportunities exist within our community, along with post-secondary educational offerings, including Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, the College of Western Idaho and Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide new and growing companies access to training opportunities, not to mention a large pool of highly trained employees in the Treasure Valley.
Outdoor recreation is abundant, with excellent fishing, hiking, bicycling, and other activities. Residents enjoy the four seasons and quick access to the wilderness. Whether you hunt, fish, hike, camp, mountain bike or mountain climb, the Sawtooth Mountains to the north and the Owyhee’s to the south give you ample opportunity to play. When the snow falls, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding and other winter sports abound. The wineries, river parks, and the shore of Lake Lowell offer beautiful places to picnic. The Civic Center for concerts and the Warhawk museum for education and military history provide fun experiences for the whole family.
Site Director & Supervising Psychologist: Susan Martin, Psy.D., email@example.com