Intermountain Healthcare - Sevier Valley Clinic (Richfield, UT)

General Information

The Intermountain Sevier Valley Clinic is located in the Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Utah – a community of 8000 in scenic South Central Utah.  It serves a large geographic catchment area and lies at the midpoint between Denver and Los Angeles.  Primary industries in the area range from agriculture and mining to outdoor recreation, and is near many recreational opportunities at Capitol Reef National Park, Fish Lake National Forest, and Utah’s San Rafael Swell.  It is an underserved area for mental health care.  

The Mental Health Integration program is embedded in a large family medicine practice, and also serves ObGyn and Internal Medicine providers.  It also serves two small outlying family medicine clinics in nearby communities.  The Intern would be working as part of a personalized primary care team that includes a lead physician, psychologist, clinical care manager and two care guides.  Mental health integration integrates recognition, screening, treatment, and management of mental health into the routine medical encounter.  The model allows the clinic to meet and maintain National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medical Home accreditation, with integrated mental health services being a critical component of the medical home accreditation standards

Intermountain Healthcare (intermountainhealthcare.org) is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 180 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. National and local awards and rankings recognize Intermountain as a model health system that strives to provide extraordinary care and superior service at an affordable cost. Intermountain continues to lead the industry in integrating treatment of behavioral and mental health conditions with traditional approaches to care.  Our experienced and caring team of psychologists, physicians, and behavioral and mental health specialists work closely with patients of every age group and socioeconomic background. Our mission at Intermountain is helping people live the healthiest life possible, which we achieve by treating both mind and body. Intermountain’s award winning mental health integration program embeds mental health screening and treatment within primary care and select specialty care clinics. In our inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs, we partner with patients in understanding their unique needs and building an individual treatment plan utilizing innovative technology and our advanced facilities.

The Intern Experience

The intern is engaged in many aspects of the clinic.  The primary clinical responsibilities include providing consultation, diagnostic, and therapy services to patients referred by their Primary Care Provider in the clinic.  The intern will provide consultation to the physicians and care managers on patients and clinical issues.  Short term therapy approaches are primarily utilized, though some opportunity for longer term therapy is available.  Training will include learning about clinical documentation and case presentation, and the intern will have the opportunity to develop relationships with community mental health partners and develop groups or classes for the community. In addition to clinical care, the intern will be involved in our monthly group meetings with other Intermountain mental health integration providers as well as be involved in Intermountain behavioral health trainings. There is the possibility of a mini-rotation in another clinic within Intermountain with a specialty focus located outside of the Richfield area dependent on intern interest and availability. 

Special Requirements of Applicants 

Criminal Background Check
Intermountain Healthcare's employment application (completed after the APPIC Match and before beginning internship) includes an inquiry about criminal history (felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending charges, pleas in abeyance). Applicants not completing this section or not answering truthfully will not receive offers of employment. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from eligibility for employment.
Drug Testing
All employment offers will be made contingent upon completion of a drug test with a passing result (the drug screen is conducted prior to or upon beginning the internship). A failed test disqualifies individuals for employment for a period of twelve months from the test date. Presence of illegal drugs and/or metabolites, and/or the presence of prescription drugs and/or metabolites for which the tested individual does not have a current prescription, would be considered a failed test.
Immunizations
All employees must have the following immunizations: MMR, Tdap, MMR, Varicella, 2-step TB, annual influenza.

All of our campuses are tobacco-free.  

Contact Information

Cathie Fox, Ph.D. cathie.fox@imail.org