BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT (Mental Health Care Consortium)
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School of Medicine / Psychiatry
Scope of Job:
Work closely with primary care physicians, other providers and staff to develop and implement treatment plans with specific focus on behavioral interventions and be part of the research and evaluation team.
Description of Duties:
Commonly performed duties include:
• Performance of targeted assessment and evaluation, including diagnostic impressions and functional status focused on the presenting problem.
• Timely and succinct feedback to Primary Care Physicians regarding consultation findings and recommendations.
• Concise documentation in the patient’s medical record.
• Triaging and referring patients to specialty mental health care when appropriate.
• Formulation of behavioral health interventions appropriate to the primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
• Providing brief follow-up, including relapse-prevention education.
• Developing, teaching, and/or providing oversight for classes that promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and physical health.
• Providing on-going consultation services for a sub-set of patients who require on-going monitoring and follow-up (i.e., continuity consultations).
• Sharing knowledge with other team members and patients, both formally (in-services, consult responses) and informally (hallway conversations).
• Working as a primary care team member to develop specific clinical pathways or best practice programs for targeted patient groups (e.g., patients with acute stress symptoms and PTSD, obesity, diabetes etc.).
• Becomes familiar with electronic health records, and appropriate coding skills for billing purposes.
• Other duties as related to the scope of the job.
Supervision will be provided by PI and peer supervision
May supervise assigned support staff if needed.
• Master’s degree, PsyD or PhD in a mental health related field (Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling psychology, clinical social work, clinical psychology) from an accredited University.• Bilingual (Spanish - English).
Master’s or higher with license to practice.
Full clinical licensure to practice in Texas, such as LCSW, LMFT, LPC, CP or associate of any of these licenses.
Some experience obtained related to the duties performed. This experience can include training during coursework in goal oriented behavioral therapies or experience in related medical settings.
Experience working in medical / primary care settings. Previous clinical work experience in terms of clients / patients served, type of clinical issues applicant has served (anxiety, depression, addiction, couples etc.,), samples of documentation skills (clinical notes). Interested in and/or have experience with brief interventions, team-based care, a wide variety of psychiatric, substance abuse and behavioral medicine problems, and diverse populations.
Use of standard office equipment (Computer, electronic medical records, laptop).
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Need to be able to work in an outpatient primary care setting. Some travel and weekend work is required.
Good inter-personal skills that will effectively function for a primary care team member providing brief 15- to 30-minute interventions for a wide variety of behavioral issues in patients of all ages.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
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