Behavioral Health Consultant
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.
- 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
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 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.
- 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