Behavioral Health Specialist

Requisition ID
2020-142803
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Behavioral Health
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
M-F 8a-5p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Clinic
Location
NE-OMAHA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Lauren Story - Nebraska

 

 

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Assists the primary care physicians in recognizing, treating and managing mental health, substance use, and psychosocial issues.

 

Contribute and participate as a member of the primary care team.

 

Provide consultation and education/training to the primary care providers and staff to enhance their skill and effectiveness in treating mental health problems.

 

Provide brief, focused interventions for clients in need of mental health and substance use services within the primary care setting.

 

Advise and assist the primary care provider about the best place of service for patients with mental health/chemical dependency problems, either in the primary care setting or referral to specialty treatment.

 

Conduct brief screening or intake interviews to determine diagnoses and functional assessment to work with primary care physician to create and implement integrated care plans. 

 

Provide crisis intervention services when required.

 

Assist in detection of high risk patients and develop collaborative plans to prevent worsening of conditions.

 

Work in conjunction with primary care provider, where indicated, to effect behavioral changes in patients with, or at risk for, physical disorders/medical conditions to help them make healthier lifestyle choices.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Experience

 

Prefer two to three years of post license experience in a mental health/addiction recovery or related field.  Experience with Health Psychology desirable.

 

Education/Licensure

 

LCSW strongly preferred but would also consider a Masters degree from an accredited educational in Counseling or other related Behavioral Health Field. Acceptable licenses include LCSW, LISW, LIMHP, PhD, PsyD.

 

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