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Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW)

Company: HealthLinc, Inc
Location: South Bend
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As a Behavioral Health Consultant, you will advocate and help assigned patients gain access to resources while confronting their medical and behavioral issues, provide patients with recommendations and behavioral interventions. In this role you will be a part of the Integrated Medical Team and you will report to the Chief Behavioral Health and Addictions Officer.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains a presence and active communication to the Primary Care Providers (PCPs) during clinic operating hours. Available for brief interventions by being in the clinic. Available for same day and scheduled initial interventions with patients. Performs brief, limited follow-up visits for selected patients. Whenever possible, refers patients to appropriate community mental health sites. May provide occasional intensive case management and traditional medical social work services such as referral management and coordination, acquiring durable medical goods, and patient advocacy. Provides a range of services including screening for common conditions, assessments, and interventions related to chronic disease management programs. Conducts risk assessments, as indicated. Provides psycho-education for patients families. Assists in the development of clinical pathway programs, group medical appointments, classes, and behavior focused practice protocols. Identifies, reviews, and modifies educational materials for literacy level and cultural appropriateness under the supervision of the Chief Behavioral Health and Addictions Officer. Provides brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for patients and families Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral problems to comprehensive behavioral health service (CBHS) or other community resources for specialty mental health (MH) services consistent with Step-up/Step-down criteria. Provides PCPs with same-day verbal feedback on client encounters either in person or by phone. Facilitates and oversees referrals to specialty MH/Substance Abuse (SA) services, and when appropriate, support a smooth transition from specialty MH/SA services to primary care. Prepares brief consultant notes for the medical chart that explain assessment findings, interventions delivered, and recommendations made to the PCP. Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner to comply with all administrative regulations. Educates PCPs in the basic principles of brief behavioral interventions, evidence-based therapy and cognitive behavioral interventions and reinforce their use in the medical visit. Provides assistance in capturing program evaluation and fidelity measures. Will be expected to see between 10-12 patients per day, in-brief (15 minute) interventions. May also provide 30-minute therapy sessions. Attends clinic meetings, including all staff, PCP, Clinic Leadership, and Clinic. All HealthLinc staff is committed to engage in quality improvement initiatives that align with and support Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Performs other duties as assigned.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Training Masters degree in Social Work LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or LCAC PH. D and APA certification (not required but highly preferred)Experience 1-2 years experience of post-degree clinical experience Additional primary-care experience (not required but highly preferred)Skills/Job Requirement Strong organizational and time management skills Proven ability to work well in a team environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to follow HealthLinc policies and proceduresTechnology Skills Operate a multi-line phone system and other office equipment including printers, fax machines, etc. Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, EHR, online sources, etc.)

Keywords: HealthLinc, Inc, South Bend , Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW), Other , South Bend, Indiana

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