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BH Associate Clinician - Consult & Liaison - ED

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Job ID: 53572
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a BH Associate Clinician for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position. Hourly compensation is $32.42 – $48.36; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, and/or work location.

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

Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Associate Clinician is a core member of the collaborative care team. Working with the patient’s medical provider, psychiatric consultant, and the larger primary care team, provides care coordination and brief intervention treatment, supporting patients on an assigned patient caseload. Working under the direct supervision of an Clinical Psychologist, LICSW, or LCSW, participates in diagnosis and treatment planning; coordinating treatment; providing proactive follow-up of treatment response; alerting the Primary Care Provider when the patient is not improving; supporting medication management with psychiatric consultant; facilitating communication with the psychiatric consultant regarding treatment changes; offer brief treatment using evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing, behavioral activation, and problem-solving treatment.

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.

What you bring

  • Masters’ degree in Social Work (MSW).


  • Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) required
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

Community/Location Specific Notes:

  • Southwest Medical Center – Crisis/Consult:
  • Responsible for evaluating patients in the Emergency Department experiencing a mental health
  • crisis to determine appropriate levels of care including psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced emergency room and medical floor setting with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong diagnostic, evaluation, and crisis intervention skills required.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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