Behavioral Health Integration Clinician
Supervisor: Behavioral Health Integration Program Manager
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.
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.
A busy community health center located in a downtown business district. Occasional long hours may be required.
Physical demands requiring lifting of small pieces of equipment and/or boxes not to exceed 20 pounds. Mostly sedentary, with interoffice walking required. Visual acuity sufficient for frequent reading. Hearing acuity sufficient for holding conversations with or without audio devices.
At Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, we are dedicated to providing high quality health care that is delivered by Committed, Competent, Compassionate staff who respects the dignity, privacy, and equality of each patient and colleagues. Our team believes that Teamwork, Diversity, Respect, Customer service and Collaboration are essential for everyone to be successful in their role.