In one of the region's largest and most comprehensive investments into behavioral health, UCHealth is dedicating more than $100 million over the next five years to address behavioral health needs for patients across Colorado. One of three key initiatives is behavioral health integration within primary care. Be a part of this significant program to address the behavioral health needs of the residents of Colorado.
The Behavioral Health Counselor is a member of the UCHealth Primary Care team and works in collaboration with other primary care providers to manage the overall health of their patients. The Behavioral Health counselor will assist the primary care providers in recognizing, treating and providing focused intervention for patients in need of behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health Counselor will provide warm interdisciplinary handoffs by identifying, referring and advocating for patients who could benefit from specialty behavioral health services including telepsychiatry.
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Behavioral Health Counselors will provide direct clinical service in a primary care setting.
Patients will be assessed and treated for mental health and substance use issues in the primary care setting with support from a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner via telepsychiatry.
Patients will have access to specialty psychiatric assessments and services through expedited referral to outpatient practices at UCHealth or CU Department of Psychiatry.
Embedded clinicians will have professional development opportunities through faculty in the CU Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Minimum Required Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD).
Minimum of two years' experience as a therapist preferred.
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