Behavioral Health Intergration Clinician
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
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Post Date: Oct 28, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: as soon as possible
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Massachusetts - Brockton
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The Behavioral Health Integration Clinician (BHIC) functions as a core member of a collaborative care team that involves the patient and his/her family (when appropriate), the patients’ primary care provider, nursing, patient navigators, case managers and other non-clinical support staff. The BHIC provides consultation/assessment and bio-psychosocial evaluations on an urgent basis, support and linkage services, advocacy, education, brief interventions, counseling, and information in order to ensure adequacy of health care, increase access of services, enhance physical and psychological well-being and facilitate patient self-care. BNHC medical providers refer patients via warm hand-off. The patient referred are often at high risk due to medical diagnoses, frequent users of the hospital emergency rooms; and/or who have behavioral health/mental health, social or environmental concerns that impede their overall health. The responsibility of the BHIC is to provide triage, assessment, a brief intervention and disposition of care.

1.        Provide culturally competent assessments, consultation and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders and diagnostic clarification utilizing DSM-5
2.        Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions and disposition of care plans (Suicidal/Homicidal Risk Assessment)
3.        Assist the primary care team in developing care-management processes such as behavioral modification and disease management techniques, case-management and patient education to promote patients’ chronic disease self-management
4.        Provide an array of clinical services for general behavioral health problems and areas of behavioral medicine (treatment planning/provision) to assist patients with meeting goals
5.        Facilitate consultation between BNHC Psychiatrist (in appropriate cases) and PCP in the multidisciplinary co-management of patients
6.        Facilitate consultation between community-based social services, community based mental health, substance use, and psychiatric providers for optimal management of patients’ needs
7.        Active participation on patient’s Clinical Treatment Team to assist with treatment planning to provide comprehensive care for clients
8.        Participation in Administrative Treatment Team meetings to identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement
9.        Assistance with outcome measures and data collection (when requested)
10.        Documentation of Services to include behavioral health services and documentation in EHR as appropriate
11.        Provide supervision to other Behavioral Health staff as assigned
12.        Perform other duties as assigned

Must be licensed or currently seeking licensure, in Social Work (LCSW, LICSW), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Psychology (PhD, PsyD). Language and cultural diversity (Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, French, or Spanish) preferred.

Contact Details
Name: Wess Travers
Address: 63 Main Street
City: Brockton
Zipcode: 02301
Ph: 508-894-3367
FAX: 508-559-5073