• Behavioral Health Consultant (LICSW)

    Job Locations US-AL-Bayou La Batre
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 9:11 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-7384
    # of Openings
    2
    AltaPointe Site
    Accordia Health - Bayou
    Category
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 5:00
  • Overview

    The Behavioral Health consultant, as part of a primary care treatment team, identifies, triages, and manages patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting.

    Accordia Health family medical care in Bayou La Batre assures that our patients receive the medical services they need through a caring, holistic approach to healthcare delivery.  We coordinate treatment, medications, referrals, and any other aspect of our patients’ care required to help them maintain wellness.  

    Responsibilities

    • Assist primary health care providers (PCP) in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems.
    • Maintains a visible presence to the PCPs during clinic operation hours
    • Assess the clinical status of patients referred by the PCP through brief consultative contacts
    • Is available for same day and scheduled initial consultations with patients referred by PCP
    • Work with primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic emotional and/or health problems efficiently and effectively
    • Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral problems to CMHC or other community resources for specialty MH services
    • Performs brief, limited follow up visits for selected patients
    • Conducts risk assessments as indicated
    • Provides brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for patients.
    • Maintains an up to date library of patient education materials for literacy level and cultural appropriateness.
    • Provides psycho-education for patients during individual and group visits.
    • Evaluate patient care plans with primary care team
    • Provides PCP with same-day verbal feedback on client encounters either in person or by phone
    • Prepares brief consultant notes for the medical chart that explains assessment findings, interventions delivered, ad recommendations to the PCP.
    • Employees must work effectively on a team and communicate respectfully with patients and all staff based on shared goals and mutual respect.
    • Assists in the development of clinical pathways programs, group medical appointments, classes, and behavior focused practice protocols
    • Supports collaboration of PCP and psychiatrists concerning medication protocols

    Qualifications

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW in the State of Alabama required

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