Licensed Behavioral Health Provider

Licensed Behavioral Health Provider

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is a professional, direct service position providing team-based, holistic patient care. The Behavioral Health Provider (BHP) is co-located on the clinical unit and collaborates as part of the health care team providing treatment to patients with behavioral health needs (mental health, substance use, behaviors impacting overall health and functioning) utilizing an integrated care model.  The Behavioral Health Provider provides behavioral health services via warm hand-off while the patient is in-clinic and at scheduled visits with patients. This position provides evaluation, therapy, and/or coordination services to children, adolescents, and adult patients. This position will provide direct coordination and collaboration with other behavioral health staff, the patient’s primary care provider and other members of the patient’s care team. This position responds to urgent and emergent behavioral health issues that arise in the clinic. The BHP provides clinical supervision of non-LCSW/LCPC behavioral health staff as necessary. This position reports directly to the Lead Behavioral Health staff.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This will include but is not limited to:

 

  1. Accountable for demonstrating the qualities outlined in the “The Crusader Way Customer Service Standards of Excellence” program when interacting with patients, their families and friends, and fellow employees.
  2. Provide mental health evaluations (within scope of practice and BHP and/or organizational discretion).
  3. Provide substance use evaluations (within scope of practice and BHP and/or organizational discretion).
  4. Provides patient assessment and/or consultation with the care team in determining appropriate referrals for Crusader psychiatry services.
  5. Develop and implement patient-centered, behavioral based individualized plans of treatment with patients
  6. Provide evidenced-based psychotherapy services for individuals for a variety of mental health issues, substance use issues, and/or other behavioral health issues per Illinois state licensure and CMS standards.
  7. As clinically indicated, provide therapeutic interventions to patients and their families and/or their support systems.
  8. Support and coordinate behavioral health care with the patient’s primary care provider and other providers treating behavioral health.
  9. Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  10. Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by providers, focusing on treatment adherence, attention to side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
  11. Facilitate patient engagement and follow up on overall health care.
  12. Participate in and provide clinical supervision of non-LCSW/LCPC behavioral health staff as assigned by the Lead Behavioral Health staff.
  13. Provide crisis intervention services within the clinic
  14. Serve as a Qualified Examiner
  15. Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in a timely manner per policy, so that information can be easily shared with providers, and other treating providers and/or clinic staff.
  16. Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside the primary care clinic (e.g. social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment).
  17. Educate clinic staff and community about behavioral health and appropriate referrals process; maintain ongoing working relationship with referral sources on patient’s progress; assess and make referrals to community resources as necessary.
  18. Provide consultation and education for mental health/addictions/treatment issues with other staff.
  19. Assist in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of behavioral health programs.
  20. Prepare psychosocial educational materials as needed or required.
  21. Provide in-service presentations to staff as needed or required.
  22. Participate in team meetings.
  23. Participate in quality assurance activities.
  24. Participate in recommended CCCA committees.
  25. Perform other related duties as requested by the Lead Behavioral Health staff and/or Chief Strategic and Operations Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

  • Code of Ethics for appropriate professional licensure
  • Clinical supervision standards
  • Community Resources
  • Culturally sensitive care

 

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Human Service related field from an accredited college/university
  • Active Illinois License (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
  • Experience in mental health clinical service delivery
  • Training in a variety of therapeutic interventions (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision
  • Previous work experience in a multicultural setting preferred and willingness to enroll in multicultural training if necessary

 

Technical Knowledge:

Equipment:  Personal computer, email, facsimile machine, voice mail system, and electronic medical record system

 

Software Knowledge:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

 

Ability to:

  • Support the mission, goals, and values of the organization
  • Follow Crusader policies and guidelines
  • Abide by Code of Ethics for the appropriate professional licensure
  • Speak respectfully and courteously with employees, patients, outside agencies and the general public
  • Remain organized and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment where priorities shift daily
  • Maintain the confidentiality and records of patient data; and confidentiality of organizational strategic initiatives you may be exposed to
  • Use independent professional judgment
  • Build effective interpersonal relationship skills with diverse, multicultural individuals and groups
  • Present facts and recommendations effectively in verbal and written form with the ability to document within an electronic medical record
  • Provide brief psychotherapy to all age ranges with a wide variety of needs
  • Maintain professionalism in stressful situations
  • Manage time effectively
  • Travel between locations
  • Work independently with minimum/no supervision

Crusader Community Health serves the Rock River Valley area with quality primary health care for all people in need. CCH provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Flexible Spending/Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Accident Coverage, and Critical Illness Coverage. Employees enjoy company paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability, paid Holidays, Personal Days, Paid Time Off hours (PTO) with annual increase, as well as continuing medical education days and monies.  Additionally, employees may enroll in the CCH 403(b) Retirement Plan, with employer match after one year of service.  CRUSADER COMMUNITY HEALTH IS A NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS SITE FOR STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT.

To be considered for this position, please email your CV and resume to kjackson@crusaderhealth.org.

Crusader Community Health is an equal opportunity employer. Any qualified applicant will receive consideration for employment without regard to his or her actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.