• Behavioral Health Care Partner - LICSW or LMHC

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5027
    # of Openings
    1
    Address
    24-28 Newton Street
    Job Locations
    US-MA-Southborough
    Category
    Other
    Department
    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
    Job Code
    AN18
    Recruiter
    Stephanie Jackson
  • Overview

    Behavioral Health is expanding here at Reliant Medical Group! 

     

    As one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the country today, Reliant Medical Group consistently delivers clinical outcomes that meet or exceed national standards.  Come be part of a dynamic clinical team providing comprehensive and appropriate continuum of care to our patients.

     

    Positions are available in Leominster, MA and in our Metrowest Region to include Southborough, MA.

     

    The Behavioral Health Care Partner will be responsible for screening, assessing, triaging and treating patients with various behavioral health and psychological conditions to include all levels of acuity.  The Behavioral Health Care Partner will navigate our patients to the appropriate care team member while working as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary primary care team.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Screen, assess, triage and treat primary care patients for behavioral health disorders, symptoms and conditions including substance use disorders, at assigned clinical site(s)
    • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization for patients presenting to their primary care office at risk or in need of immediate care
    • Address gaps in access to Behavioral Health (BH) services by providing interim, back-up or transitional care/treatment and patient follow-up by telephone or in person with suicidal, high need or high risk patients to monitor and manage risk and safety until they are able to connect with a treatment resource/provider, or while they are in treatment
    • Develop triage planning for patients requiring behavioral health treatment with community partners outside of the organization 
    • Collaborate with and support primary care providers on the ongoing care of patients with mild to moderate behavioral health conditions who can safely and effectively be managed by the primary care physician (PCP)/advanced practitioner (AP) including follow-up (by telephone or in person) as needed
    • Enhance patient engagement in BH care by providing short behavioral interventions such as BA- behavioral activation; MI - motivational interviewing.  Facilitate referral to treatment, including linking patient back to PCP, to an organization integrated behavioral health provider or to a community partner for treatment
    • Help implement treatment plans, during and/or after course of treatment with integrated behavioral health provider
    • Follow up with patients (by telephone or in person) to determine what variables such as depression, substance abuse, etc., may be affecting patient's ability to attend appointments and/or comply with treatment
    • Work within and contribute to an integrated approach to Behavioral Health care and communication, working collaboratively and professionally with the primary care team, integrated behavioral health provider and other organization Behavioral Health colleagues, care management team, psychiatric prescriber team, and substance use management team
    • Present cases to psychiatric prescribers for recommendations to primary care providers for prescribing
    • Work to maintain open access for patients in immediate need, for warms hand offs from primary care providers and to be available for consultation on BH related concerns
    • Help develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients as needed
    • Manage patient registry lists and follow up with patients to monitor clinical outcomes and risk; consult with other providers regarding patient’s return to care and/or possible changes in treatment plan. Registry lists will be collaboratively coordinated with the care management team
    • Provides and participates in education presentations, case reviews and other department meetings as required or directed.  Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc.
    • Supervised by integrated behavioral health provider 
    • Maintains patient, staff and institutional confidentiality
    • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
    • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
    • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
    • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree from an accredited school and active, unrestricted licensure as a LMHC to practice independently in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and 3-5 years’ of clinical Behavioral Health experience

    OR

    • Master’s degree from an accredited school and active, unrestricted licensure as a LICSW to practice independently in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and 1-3 years’ of clinical Behavioral Health experience

     

    • At least two years practice in a medical setting preferred
    • Experience in substance use counseling a plus
    • Possess good clinical judgment and decision making skills
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
    • Proficient technological skills to include health information technology systems
    • Successfully able to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team
    • CPR Certification
    • Current Massachusetts driver’s license

    Alternatively, you may also contact us directly at:

     

    ProviderCareers@reliantmedicalgroup.org

     

    Thank you for considering opportunities with Reliant!

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