Behavioral Health Clinic
32 hours week; exempt salaried full time benefits
Hours 8a-4:30pm (start/end time could vary depending on clinic)
No weekends no holidays
The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) is a licensed, master's or doctorate level clinician with a background in social work, behavioral health counseling, health psychology, or marriage and family therapy with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager of Behavioral Health Services>, the BHC provides behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, and adults in medical clinic settings. The BHC is responsible for working with the Care Team to recognize and address psychological symptoms and conditions using the bio-psychosocial model.
SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION/SELF-MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients:
Perform diagnostic assessments, collection of diagnostic information, and determining immediate treatment plans and assisting patients in successfully achieving goals.
Management of acute behavioral health conditions (suicidality, psychosis, mania, etc.)
Screening, assessment, and brief intervention for mild to moderate behavioral health conditions. (Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain, psychosocial stress).
Triage psychiatric crisis and provide appropriate intervention as needed.
Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
Administer brief, targeted interventions usually lasting 30 minutes or less
Make appropriate referrals and seek resources to aid members, including social work support - community resource referrals.
Works with members of treatment team (internal and, where appropriate, external), education and vocational instructors, clinical staff, etc. to further the goals of the individual educational and / or treatment plans.
Lifestyle change issues for chronic medical conditions and high risk individuals. (Diabetes, Obesity, Fibromyalgia, etc.)
Provides assessment and treatment to prevent suicides.
Responsible for monitoring the quality of care being delivered
Identify "at risk" patients and provide intervention and work with the case management team in the development of plans to promote positive health outcomes and decrease psychological and physical health deterioration.
COLLABORATION WITH THE PRIMARY CARE TEAM
Provide professional expertise and consultation to the Care Team:
Works with Care Teams to develop the "core" behavioral health skills needed on an integrated care team.
Actively participate in primary care clinic huddles and meetings that support integration efforts and patient care.
Assist the Care Team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
Monitor the site's behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
Disseminate information to Care Team on recent advances in the field
PROGRAM OPERATIONS: PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING SESSIONS, MEETINGS, OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Actively participate in meetings that support Unity Point Health's integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
Assists, leads, or co-leads member case conferences and member support or counseling groups with the care team.
Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques to promote positive health outcomes.
Education: Master Degree in Social Work or Masters in Clinical Psychology
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