Job Title: .5 FTE Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW or mental health ANP or PA)
Wage Range: Per Negotiated Contract (DOE), flexible schedule
Education and/or Experience (required):
Education: Masters of Social Work from an accredited graduate school of social work, nursing or related field from a regionally accredited university.
License: Maintain a current, active license with the State of Alaska as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or as a mental health Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
Summary of Position: The Behavioral Health Clinician at the Girdwood Health Clinic is considered part of the primary care treatment team. They assist in identifying, triaging and managing patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting. In addition, the Behavioral Health Clinician will provide more comprehensive and long-term management of patients with complex BH needs. The BHC will participate on an on-going basis, with a collaborative evaluation of patient’s needs and also with our QA processes for ensuring appropriate patient screening and follow up on general depression and anxiety. The BHC will provide skill training through psycho-education and patient education strategies and will develop specific behavioral change plans for patients and behavioral health protocols for target populations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Formulates behavioral health interventions appropriate to a primary care setting and assists with implementation and monitoring of treatment plans.
- Assists with primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems.
- Assesses the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers through brief consultative contacts.
- Works with primary care team to triage patients and provides referrals to specialty care behavioral health as appropriate.
- Assists in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
- Assists in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend of recur over time.
- Teaches patients, families and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
- Provides targeted assessments and evaluations, including diagnostic impressions and the utilization of screening tools.
- Provides timely and succinct feedback regarding consultation findings and recommendations.
- Maintains familiarity with verbal de-escalation techniques and acts as resource to staff.
- Consistent attendance and punctuality is required and expected to work the hours set by GHCI and/or the schedule set by the supervisor.
- Expected to complete required annual trainings.
Interested and qualified?? Send a resume and cover letter to Tawny Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Position will be open until filled.