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Siloam Health

Behavioral Health Consultant

Siloam Health


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

  • 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.


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, but not required


  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Strong initiative when moving from one work project to the next
  • 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
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Office products as well as electronic medical records preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

Additional Information


Siloam Health is committed to caring for staff in the same excellent manner as we care for patients by providing the following benefits to our full-time staff:

  • Simple IRA with employer match up to 3%
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible schedule
  • Limited weekends
  • Consistent schedule
  • Diverse team and patient population


How to Apply

Please visit our website at 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.


  • Date Posted: December 20, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $26.00 - $28.00 per hour
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/wk