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Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: Commonwealth Care Alliance
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

  • Maintains appropriate written and oral communication, documenting patient encounters, communicating with regulating agencies that may be involved in care, and communicating findings with primary care team
  • Motivates, empowers, inspires and collaborates with all members of the organization
  • Behavioral Health Clinicains will help develop care plans, initial and ongoing member assessment, and education at the Primary Care sites.
  • Participates in and lead ongoing behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) groups at the either the Engagement Center or Primary Care sites.
  • Assess and refer members for Crisis Stablization Unit (CSU) level of care or other levels of care.
  • Communicates with CSU and other community based services and supports to help members struggling with mental health symptoms.
  • Connects members to resources in the community and refer to these community resources.
  • Use evidence-based practice to conduct SUD groups along with behavioral health focused groups.
  • Oversees Behavioral Health clinical education, training and staff development for the Engagement Centers. When indicated, facilitates internal and external stakeholder collaboration for successful programing.
  • Provides direct care behavioral health care to members with complex behavioral health needs at the engagement center, community or in their home.
  • Ensures end to end compliance with all regulatory/contractual obligations related to care management on the Engagement Centers, in close collaboration with Clinical Vice Presidents/Medical Directors and the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
  • Participates in and passes CPR and Narcan trainings.
  • Attends external meetings and activities as a representative of the organization as requested
  • Seeks to maintain a constructive work environment and maintains effective communication with employees and managers
  • Lead team meetings and social / teambuilding events
  • Contributes to a continuous learning culture
  • Participates in orienting and training new employees as required
  • Documents all clinical work in a timely manner and provides the necessary documentation
  • Work with ED2Home staff to support diversion from ED and provide alternative support options
  • Collaborate with Care Partners to identify gaps in care/ assessments
  • Work with Recovery Learning Communities' and Human Service Providers to ensure access to Peers and Recovery coaches individually in the community.
  • Clinical support for HOW's on site
  • BH Consultation for Peer Specialist and Recovery Coaches
  • BH Consultation for Nurses and Medical Staff
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field, licensed to practice in MA is required.
  • License required with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a LCSW, LICSW, or LMHC PHD, Psy D
  • 1+ years
  • Crisis experience preferred, including telephonic.
  • Ability to implement creative solutions to behavioral health problems.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects simultaneously as evidenced by demonstrating effective time management skills.
  • Able to work effectively as a part of a team
  • Effectively understands, communicates, and interacts with people across cultures and social disparities. Aware of one's own cultural worldview and one's attitude towards cultural differences and social justice. Possesses knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and exhibits cross-cultural skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in improving health outcomes among marginalized and underserved populations
  • Excellent organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Effective oral and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • English
  • Standard office equipment
  • Ability to work in front of a computer and to conduct frequent occasional visits to external sites. Must have a valid Driver's License with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a car.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Commonwealth Care Alliance, Lawrence , Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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