As part of the patient-centered health model at Marillac Clinic, this position provides integrated behavioral health services to patient currently receiving primary care services within the patient centered medical home model. The behavioral health provider will work in an integrated team-based model of care, providing behavioral health consultation to patients in order to improve psychosocial functioning and health. Responsibilities include: providing assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric, behavioral, medical problems and/or disorders; assisting the primary 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 diseases. In collaboration with the Behavioral Health program management, the behavioral health provider will also provide orientation, consultation, and ongoing training to pertinent primary care staff as needed in order to strengthen the relationship between primary care and behavioral health services and ensure a team-based model of health care delivery.
Knowledge of psychological and cognitive and substance abuse assessments.
Knowledge of effective psychological interventions for Marillac patients.
Must be flexible and productive in an environment that has multiple interruptions
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians.
Must work well with others in a team-based integrated care setting.
Understand the relationship between medical and psychological aspects of health and disease.
Apply the biopsychosocial model to the primary care setting, and demonstrate knowledge of pharmacotherapy.
Apply population-based healthcare principles; provide services to all patients (not just those with diagnosed mental health disorders).
Demonstrate knowledge of interventions that can be used by members of the primary care team.
Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatment for medical and mental health conditions.
Ability to collaborate with medical and dental providers in the treatment of psychosocial issues.
Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.
- Ability to work in a fast paced primary care clinic.
- Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health.
- Provide consultation and assistance to medical providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care.
- Conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing medical, behavioral, mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.
- Perform focused assessment and rapid problem identification, use 15-to 30-minute visits, limit problem definition and address patients� needs with limited follow-up.
- Provide short-term behavioral interventions to engage and motivate patients to actively manage their medical and behavioral health care. Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on assessment and treatment.
- Conduct group visits (dual visits with medical providers, medical group visits, and/or self-management groups) which are medically, behaviorally, or skill based.
- Provide motivational interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction.
- Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including, but not limited to communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, health promotion, rehabilitation, and evidence based approaches to self-management support, such as patient coaching and motivational interviewing
- Provide Self-Care Plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation.
- Establish and maintain a current listing of community resources to meet the needs of the target population. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community providers. Initiate collaborative contacts, disseminate information and make referrals to the appropriate services as needed.
- Complete accurate and timely documentation in patient�s medical record.
- Participate in regular multidisciplinary case conferences with medical providers as needed. Provides case-by-case assistance and consultation on behavioral health issues affecting patients.
- Assists medical staff by indicating the degree and severity of psychosocial and emotional factors adversely affecting patients.
- Complete population health projects as assigned and panel-manage patients in collaboration with other medical, behavioral health staff.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
- Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.
- Provides all customer with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating core mission and leader behaviors each and every day.
The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all associates within SCL Health are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time
- Be available to work overtime, if needed
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others
- Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the SCL Health Service Behaviors
- Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role
- Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policies
- Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn
- Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks.
Required Credentials and Experience:
- Master�s degree in counseling with independent licensure as LPCC required.
- Previous experience working with adult populations within ethnically and culturally diverse families.
- Minimum experience 3 years.
- Ability to work independently, organize tasks, problem-solve, make decisions, and handle multiple priorities.
Preferred Credentials and Experience:
- Fluency in Spanish preferred
- English required