Behavioral Health Consultant, Community Clinics (LCSW Required)
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
May 17, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center invites applications for the full-time position of Behavioral Health Consultant. The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) functions as a core member of the Healthcare Center team. The BHC is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health and behavioral health care within the clinics.
The Behavioral Health Consultant is responsible for individual, couples, and/or family consultations with patients including:
Functional and strength based assessment and diagnosis.
Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems.
Medication adherence counseling and disease self-management consulting.
Motivational interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed as symptom reduction.
Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy.
Self-Care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation.
Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.
Formulate, develop and implement a comprehensive psychosocial treatment plan utilizing appropriate clinical treatments and interventions.
Provide quality psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
Case collaboration with supervisor.
Process referrals to psychiatric providers, or other practitioners for psychiatric testing or other mental health and behavioral health care needs.
Coordination of Care:
Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with clinic staff. Identify, refer, and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health service, and other services as needed.
Be immediately available to clinic staff in the event of a psychiatric emergency.
Complete a comprehensive risk assessment.
Provide brief therapy services.
Formulate safety plans.
Complete all charting as needed and required: including assessments, treatments plans, progress notes, quarterly reviews, discharge summary and billing.
Maintain confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA and RHC regulations.
Pursue ongoing continuing education to stay current/up to date with best practice standards and licensure requirements.
Maintain a visible presence in the clinic and attend requested meetings.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master Degree in Social Work, with a minimum of two years’ experience as a therapist and current license to practice in Michigan as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and proof of passing the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical exam.
Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems.
Skill and expertise in conducting group and individual psychoeducational classes and brief, short-term therapy strategies that will help strengthen the patients overall physical and mental health.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients, and other behavioral health clinicians.
Comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between medical and psychological systems and their impact on health
Internal Number: 21815
About Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
Serving Luce County and the surrounding area since 1965, the mission of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center is “Keeping the Patient at the Center of Everything We Do – Every Patient – Every Time”. Helen Newberry Joy is DNV Accredited and as a Critical Access facility provides a wide range of services as one of the most technologically advanced, up-to-date diagnostic centers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Located in the heart of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, not only do we have hundreds of lakes and an abundance of wildlife and historical sites, but a number of recreational activities available throughout the year including: hiking, golfing, swimming, biking, fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, and more. We offer the economic and social advantages of a rural lifestyle while providing an opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of life in our community.
We are seeking team-members who are dedicated to growing a healthier community and place a high value on compassion, customer service, quality, respect, teamwork and trust. Helen Newberry Joy is currently seeking talented individuals to join our team in the following roles: Behavioral Health Consultant, Community Clinics