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Siloam Health

Behavioral Health Consultant

Siloam Health

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Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), as part of the clinical treatment team, identifies, triages and manages patients with mental and behavioral problems within the primary care/walk-in care setting. In addition, 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.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist clinicians in identifying, triaging, and managing mental and behavioral health problems of patients.
  • Assess the emotional/mental health needs of patients referred by Siloam clinicians through brief consultative contacts providing psychoeducation, brief counseling, appropriate referrals, and crisis intervention (as needed).
  • Work with clinicians to treat and manage patients with chronic emotional and/or health problems efficiently and effectively, including addressing barriers to care.
  • Work with clinicians to refer cases to mental health specialists in the community, as appropriate.
  • Work with clinicians and medical team to report abuse/neglect of children or vulnerable adults to appropriate authorities, as needed.
  • Work with nursing team and community health team to address mental health questions or concerns related to patients.
  • Document all interactions with patients in electronic medical record in a timely and clear manner.
  • Monitor Siloam’s behavioral health program at the satellite clinic(s), identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
  • As needed, work with the clinical staff to identify and develop mental health outreach and educational components.
  • Assist with the patient care coordination provided by nurses in the behavioral health program.
  • Maintain critical record keeping and reporting to support funding and research purposes.
  • Stay abreast of legal issues affecting the delivery of mental health services (i.e., malpractice coverage, HIPAA, confidentiality, and clinical protocols).
  • Stay abreast of current and prevalent trends in mental health care.
  • Participates in on-going quality improvement (QI) activities within the roles defined above.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field of study (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, etc.) required
  • Current and valid licensure with the Tennessee Health Related Boards (LCSW, LPC-MHSP, LMFT, Psy.D) required
  • Two-three year’s full-time experience post Master’s degree in a counseling or integrated primary care setting required
  • Experience working with and treating patients from different cultural backgrounds who speak other languages, including experience using interpreters preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish or Arabic language preferred

Qualifications

  • Passionate about Christian ministry to the underserved and in full agreement with Siloam’s mission and core values
  • Willingness to serve persons with limited access to healthcare and who are from different cultures and faith beliefs
  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Strong initiative when moving from one work project to the next
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Office products as well as electronic medical records preferred
  • Serve as a team member supporting other team members

Additional Information

Benefits

Siloam offers a full benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, life and long-term disability coverage, paid-time off, and participation in a retirement plan after one year of employment.

How to Apply

Please visit our website at siloamhealth.org/careers to find the link to apply.  While there, browse to learn more about our Christian faith-based primary care clinic, our mission, and our core values.

Details

  • Date Posted: May 31, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $26.00-$28.00 per hour