The Behavioral Health Manager is responsible for evaluating, supporting, and coordinating the health care of patients that are dealing with the challenges of behavioral health disorders that are commonly seen in the primary care setting, such as depression, anxiety, opioid dependence, complicated grief, and unhealthy use of alcohol. They function as a core member of a Collaborative Care team that involves the patient’s primary care provider (PCP), a psychiatric consultant, and other healthcare providers (as applicable).
Core Duties and Responsibilities • Conduct patient evaluations through brief biopsychosocial assessment, review of medical history, and scoring of relevant screening instruments. • Provide brief interventions using evidence-based intervention techniques such as Behavioral Activation, Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Treatment, or other treatments appropriate for primary care settings. • Develop patient-specific care plans that are reviewed weekly the Collaborative Care team. • Participate in weekly consultation meetings with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s PCP. • Establish a follow-up schedule and document patient progress and treatment recommendations in electronic care management system so they can be easily shared with PCPs, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers. • Provide or facilitate in-clinic or external referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated (e.g. grief support groups, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric providers, etc). • Use a variety of educational materials, brief intervention techniques, and community resources to engage patients, increase their motivation to change, and support them in establishing behavior change goals and implementing care plans to meet those goals. • Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and the psychiatric consultant. These may include changes in medications or psychosocial treatments or appropriate referrals for additional services. • Develop relapse prevention plan with patients who achieve remission to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce the reoccurrence of challenging symptoms. • Other duties as assigned.
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) status in the state of Arizona. • Previous medical social work experience. • Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance use, and physical health problems. • Experience with screening for common mental health and substance use disorders. • Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and substance use disorders. • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and substance use disorders. • Experience with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Behavioral Activation, Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Treatment). • Experience with evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy). • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team medical setting. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive and solution-focused attitude. • Comfortable with the pace and flexibility needed to be effective in primary care. • Ability and willingness to function independently and proactively. • Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders. • Competence with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Outlook, and Word. • Spanish fluency desired, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k w company match, PTO and sick leave, phone and laptop stipend
Internal Number: 3030
More than 1 in 4 adults are living with symptoms of a behavioral health disorder – many of them don’t even realize it. This could be you, your family, your friends, your neighbors. It could even be someone you would never expect.
Depression, anxiety, substance use, and other behavioral health disorders often progress slowly and show symptoms of a physical ailment, such as high blood pressure or pain. This makes them difficult to diagnose and treat. And unfortunately, guilt, shame, and other forms of social stigma too often make things even more difficult.
At EvolvedMD, our mission is to overcome these barriers and deliver a higher level of care to patients with behavioral health care needs. We do this by providing the tools and people for primary care physicians to integrate behavioral health services into their practice.
We're also passionate about our employees having a great work-life balance and well-being.