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Behavioral Health Associate Clinician - Family Practice

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Job ID: 42230
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

***Hiring Bonus and Relocation Assistance may be available***

PeaceHealth is seeking a Behavioral Health Associate Clinician for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation is $32.42 - $48.63, hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

Must be fully vaccinated or exempted for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due medical/religious reasons.

Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Associate Clinician is a core member of the collaborative care team providing integrated behavioral health services in primary care clinics. Working with the patient’s medical provider (PCP), a psychiatric consultant, and the larger primary care team, provides care coordination and brief treatment, supporting patients on an assigned patient caseload.

Working under the direct supervision of an LICSW/LCSW, participates in diagnosis and treatment planning; coordinating treatment; providing proactive follow-up of treatment response; alerting the PCP when the patient is not improving; facilitating communication with the psychiatric consultant regarding treatment changes; offering brief treatment using evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing, behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving treatment.

PeaceHealth is using the University of Washington AIMS Center Collaborative Care integrated behavioral health model. (https://aims.uw.edu)

Details of the position

  1. Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care.
  2. Evaluates and provides interventions to improve a patient’s cognitive, social, vocational, spiritual, and emotional functioning, utilizing natural and community supports when possible.
  3. Provides urgent/crisis evaluations, interventions, and safety planning.
  4. Together with consumer and natural supports, identifies key problems, strengths, and resources to be addressed in the treatment plan.
  5. Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated.
  6. Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatrist and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider.
  7. Systematically track treatment response in a registry and monitor patients (in person, by video, or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  8. Support psychotropic medication management with supervision of psychiatrist as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Masters’ degree in Social Work (MSW).
  • WASHINGTON: Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) required. Oregon CSWA’s can apply for the LSWAIC at the time of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • A minimum of two years employment in a healthcare setting or community agency dealing with health, mental health, care management, and/or children and family/social welfare issues preferred.

PHMG Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please contact Moussa Sangare at [email protected]

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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