Psychologist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker
The Behavioral Health Specialist II, under direction from the Treatment Director, assists physicians and other medical staff with providing integrated behavioral health-primary health care (BH-PHC) services. Under the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) model, duties include a warm hand-off from the Primary Care Provider (PCP), screening, provisional diagnostic assessment, brief intervention (for stabilization - up to three sessions), and referral for continuing or specialized care as needed. As such, services may include establishment of ongoing psychotherapy services within the medical clinic setting. Other duties may include crisis intervention, case management, quality assurance reviews, and related duties. The Behavioral Health Specialist II performs duties necessary to support the medical staff, integrated BH-PHC care, and high standards for the Behavioral Health component of the agency as a whole. This is a licensed position (Psychologist or LCSW).
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Typical responsibilities and duties of a Behavioral Health Specialist II include, but are not limited to:
- Recognizes signs of "reasonable suspicion" of child/elder/dependent adult abuse or neglect and makes timely mandated reports, with clinical follow up
- SBIRT: Conducts a brief assessment for behavioral health referrals and ascertains a provisional diagnosis; brief counseling may be required to stabilize the patient (individual, couple, family, other) - typically no more than 3 sessions before a referral for continuing care is indicated; and develops a case management plan, if needed
- Provides crisis intervention/case management services such as providing referrals for medication, higher levels of care, and/or additional services
- If accepting a patient for continuing psychotherapy care, obtains an adjunct informed consent form and conducts a more in-depth diagnostic assessment using current ICD criteria; develops an adjunct treatment plan for mental health/substance abuse treatment for the medical chart; and administers individual psychotherapy sessions (may include significant others, if indicated)
- Participates in mental health client case reviews/Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs), which may include medical and behavioral health staff, as well as participation on formulary meetings and clinic QA/QI meetings when invited
- Uses additional screening instruments as needed
- For Psychologists: Psychological evaluations, which may include the use of psychological test instruments and medication recommendations to PCPs
- Assists with differential diagnosis and provides case consultation as needed
- Documentation and clerical duties, which includes a Daily Productivity Record (DPR) of services rendered and use of an electronic health record (EHR)
- Maintains an active license with the California Board of Psychology of BBS and attends trainings to maintain and/or improve clinical and cultural competency skills
- May be designated to fill in for the absence of the Director of Social Services/Clinical Director for administrative duties, which may include supervision duties for unlicensed therapists
- Other duties as assigned
This is a licensed position that requires independent licensure with the Board of Psychology or California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCSW only) and completion of a 4-hour SBIRT certification course.
At least three years of sobriety/clean time if in recovery.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and have current auto insurance as the position requires travel between clinics.
Bilingual English/Spanish; other languages are a plus, including sign language.
Behavioral Health Specialist II: Three years of professional psychotherapy experience with both mental health and substance-abusing populations.
Must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of a substance use disorder or mental illness. Must be able to utilize word processing software. Must have the physical ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to reach, possess fine manual dexterity, and sensory acuity. Must be able to multi-task in a sometimes stressful environment.
Non-profit FQHC community health center with locations in San Bernardino and Banning offers affordable Health and Social Services. Interested applicants for employment must submit a complete resume for consideration.
San Bernardino, CA
Mon, 8 May 2017 09:56:49 PDT