A Warm Welcome to Angela Patino, MA!

Congratulations to both Laura Caloca, PsyD, and Stephanie Abel, PhD, for completing their psychological assistantships at Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC. Both provided years of excellent service to our patients and will be missed. We wish them success in their future endeavors!

Dr. Silva has hired a new psychological assistant, Angela Patino, MA.


Spanish-Speaking Psychologist Position Available

Part-time position available for a Spanish-speaking psychologist with strong therapy and psychodiagnostic skills. Background in health psychology a plus. Patients are a Workers’ Compensation population; adults with chronic pain and somatoform disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD. Psychologist will work alongside a neuropsychologist who may refer patients with TBI for therapy. Competitive pay based on billable patient hours.

Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC is a small practice in Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego. We are a small team consisting of a neuropsychologist, psychological assistants, a psychiatrist, and office manager. We take pride in the high quality of our patient care.

Job would mainly consist of performing initial psychological evaluations followed by therapy services. Supervision would be provided by Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN initially in order for the psychologist to become familiar with the Workers’ Compensation system. Opportunities to learn about and use HRV biofeedback equipment are also available.

One-two days a week to start, with the opportunity of building up a full-time caseload.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter, and a sample of a de-identified psychological report to: dsilva@neuropacific.com

Part-Time Psychological Assistant Position Available

Seeking a Spanish-speaking psychological assistant with strong therapy and diagnostic skills to provide therapy services and psychological evaluations to adults with chronic pain conditions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and somatoform disorders, many of whom are Spanish-speaking only. Opportunity to learn and utilize biofeedback as well. Supervision would be provided by Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN. Please send a cover letter and CV to: dsilva@neuropacific.com. Information about the practice can be found at: www.neuropacific.com

Requirements:

  • Post-doctoral level (or graduating this year with PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology)
  • Ability to conduct therapy sessions in Spanish

 

Seeking a part-time psychometrist for neuropsychological testing

Part-time position that would require two days per week of administration and scoring of neuropsychological testing for a board-certified neuropsychologist. Training on administration of these tests would be offered, as well as supervision by Dr. Silva. Bilingual Spanish-speakers preferred, but not required. Pay is based on experience level.  Please send a letter of interest and CV to: dsilva@neuropacific.com

Introducing Deborah Steinberg, MD

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PNBC is pleased to have Deborah Steinberg, MD on board to provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment to our Workers’ Compensation patients! Dr. Deborah L. Steinberg is a board-certified psychiatrist. In addition to her training in adult psychiatry, Dr. Steinberg completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She earned her medical degree from Ohio State University in 1991. Dr. Steinberg completed an internship in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and then completed her internal medicine residency in Miami at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. After practicing as an internist, she returned to complete her psychiatric training at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. She has worked in a variety of settings including community health settings, VA hospitals, and private practice. She is bilingual since childhood (English and Spanish). Her professional interests include the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders.

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Psychiatrist

Seeking a psychiatrist to provide medication management and brief therapy to Workers’ Compensation patients in an outpatient setting. Hours are flexible and may start off as 1-2 days per month, while the psychiatrist is credentialed with insurance companies. The psychiatrist would be working alongside a neuropsychologist, and three psychologists. This is an ideal position for a psychiatrist looking to supplement their income in a comfortable, low-pressure environment while being part of a growing private practice. Long-term commitment is required, as the psychiatrist will be credentialed with several Workers’ Comp insurance companies.

Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC is a small and growing private practice located in Bankers’ Hill neighborhood of San Diego. We have a very collegial environment and provide patient services as a team. We pride ourselves on high quality of care to our patients. We provide neuropsychological and psychological evaluations, psychotherapy services to adults, and HRV biofeedback. Primary diagnoses we see include: depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain conditions, and traumatic brain injuries. More information can be found at: http://www.neuropacific.com

Job Duties:

  • Initial psychiatric consultation (with reports)
  • Medication management
  • Brief counseling
  • Consulting with psychologists and coordinating treatment
  • Writing progress notes in an electronic health record system

Qualifications:

  • Current medical license in CA
  • Board certification in psychiatry
  • Spanish language fluency desired (but not necessary)

Please submit a letter of interest and your CV to dsilva@neuropacific.com.

Administrative Assistant/Patient Care Advocate Position Available

This is a part-time (27.5 hrs/week) position for one self-motivated, professional, and organized individual with the potential of building this role into a full-time position. The Administrative Assistant/Patient Care Advocate (PCA) will work closely with the lead neuropsychologist at Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC (PNBC) to ensure efficient operation of the clinic as well as making sure that patient needs are met in between appointments. This would include providing patients with information about first-time appointments and mailing out necessary information to them, and maintaining communication with the referral parties as required. Because PNBC largely sees patients within the Workers’ Compensation system, the administrative assistant will be familiar with necessary paperwork for those patients, keep track of authorization for services, and communicate with insurance claims adjusters, law firms, and other doctors’ offices. Starting salary is $12-15/hr, depending on experience. Potential for growth with demonstrated productivity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Answer phone calls and assist callers
• Schedule new patients, mail out appointment letters, and notify referral parties
• Obtain records for new patients prior to appointments
• Keep track of authorizations for patient services
• Collect payments from patients
• Keep track of insurance payments
• Follow up with referrals to other specialists
• Maintain patient records
• Scan records into patient charts
• Maintain inventory of office supplies
• Proofread reports by providers
• Engage in marketing and outreach for the clinic
• Maintain HIPAA compliance and patient confidentiality

SKILLS NEEDED
• Bilingual in Spanish
• Knowledge of Workers Compensation preferred
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Excellent written language skills
• Good communicator
• Professional presentation on the phone and in person
• Good computer skills (MS Office and able to learn new software easily)
• Self-motivated
• Minimum high school diploma
• Previous experience working in a medical, mental health, or legal setting preferred

Interested applicants may submit a resume along with a cover letter to: dsilva@neuropacific.com