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Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: Peace Health
Location: Sedro Woolley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescription $3000 sign on bonus. Relocation Assistance AvailablePeaceHealth is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician - LICSW.JOB SUMMARYThe Behavioral Health Clinician is a core member of the collaborative care team, including the patient's medical provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the larger primary care team. Responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload with the patient's primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.The ideal candidate will have experience with the AIMS Collaborative Care Model or Behavioral Health Integration.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSScreen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care. Evaluates and provides interventions to improve a patient's cognitive, social, vocational, spiritual, and emotional functioning, utilizing natural and community supports when possible. Provides urgent/crisis evaluations, interventions, and safety planning. Together with consumer and natural supports, identifies key problems, strengths and resources to be addressed in the treatment plan.Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated. Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatrist and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's medical provider. Systematically track treatment response in a registry and monitor patients (in person, by video, or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications. Support psychotropic medication management with supervision of psychiatrist as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment. QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)EDUCATION:Masters' degree in Social Work (MSW). EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:Minimum of three years' experience in behavioral health setting.Experience in diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex mental health conditions.LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:LICSW required.Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.OTHER SKILLS:Interpersonal skills to obtain and interpret information appropriate to patients' needs and age as required for assessment range of treatment, and patient care.Proficiency with DSM-5 diagnoses and best practice treatment interventions for a variety of behavioral health conditions.Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment.Knowledge and adherence to Social Work Code of Ethics.Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office applications and documenting in electronic medical records.Effective prioritization skills.PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Keywords: Peace Health, Bellingham , Behavioral Health Clinician, Other , Sedro Woolley, Washington

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