University of Washington School of Public Health
Clinical Behavior Health Therapist (LISCW) - Neighborcare Health
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: June 13, 2017
Clinical Behavioral Health Therapist (LICSW)
Neighborcare Health offers high quality health care through its medical, dental and school-based clinics, and is the leading provider to low-income and uninsured patients in the Seattle area. Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve.
Clinical Behavioral Therapist (LICSW) Summary
The Clinic Behavioral Therapist (LICSW) will work in a primary care clinic, and provides direct care to patients as well as consultative behavioral health services to the primary care medical and dental teams. The Clinic Behavioral Therapist (LICSW) partners with the other health care providers at their site to identify and manage patients with mental health, substance use, and health behavior concerns. Activities include the provision of brief evidence-based behavioral interventions, real-time consultation with providers, and time-sensitive assessment. The Clinic Behavioral Therapist (LICSW) works in partnership and joint accountability with other team members to increase patient access to behavioral health and substance abuse services and achieve Neighborcare’s Mission, Guiding Principles and Goals.
We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, and more!
- Provide high quality, culturally-sensitive health services to patients across the lifespan and in line with NeighborCare’s current productivity expectations
- Provide behavioral health services in a manner consistent with the Behavioral Health Consultant Model of primary care behavioral health integration, including: same-day access for assessment and triage of patients’ behavioral health concerns, brief episodes of behavioral treatment using evidence-based interventions, close partnership and consultation with medical and dental colleagues via warm-handoffs and other strategies in order to increase patient access to behavioral care
- Assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of clinical concerns, including traditional mental health conditions, substance abuse, and behavioral management of medical conditions
- Provide screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment to reduce the unhealthy use of alcohol and other substances
- Maintain a case-load of same-day access patients and ongoing therapy patients
- Provide collaborative care and clinical documentation consistent with requirements of Washington State’s Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP)
- Support PCPs and consulting psychiatric providers with regard to psychiatric medications, including basic patient education and helping to monitor adherence, side effects and effectiveness
- Work with primary care team to refer patients to community mental health centers when appropriate, and support patients during transition
- Facilitate time-limited behavioral therapy groups, including psycho-education and skill-building
- Provide culturally competent services to patients
- Maintain case records in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures, including Consent/Disclosure signed by patient when appropriate, chart notes completed within 24 hours of visit, and accurate EM coding
- Attend site staff meetings as directed by supervisor
- Attend Neighborcare Behavioral Health Team meetings as required by supervisor or BH Program Manager
- Work in cooperation and in the interest of patient care with other behavioral health staff, including peer mentoring and information sharing
- Work with clinic reception and other support staff to maximize patient access to behavioral health services
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with staff at community mental health centers to facilitate exchange of information between PCP and treatment agency
- Provide information about community resources for mental health education and support for patients, their families and primary support people
- Perform related work as assigned
Our ideal candidate:
- Enjoys working at the top of their license and partnering with team members
- Values team work, problem solving, engagement and adaptability
- Embraces change and practices direct communication
- Motivated self-starter that can work independently in a fast paced, ambiguous environment with limited supervision
- An effective communicator who is able to adapt communication style to different audiences
- Ability to work with individuals of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, cultures, and sexual orientations
- Current Washington State independent licensure as LICSW-License Social Worker
- Experienced working with a wide range of mental health conditions across the lifespan (Children to Adolescents to Geriatric patients) within a clinical setting.
- Experience in assessment and brief behavioral interventions for substance use disorders.