Behavioral Health Provider

Overview

Date Posted:
2/21/2018
Location:
Trinidad
Address:
911 Robinson Ave.
City:
Trinidad
State:
CO
Country:
United States of America

Description

 

General Description of Duties:

Provides behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  The Behavioral Health Provider  (BHP) approached his/her task in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self –efficacy and behavior change. Adheres to the spirit of the SALUD mission statement while performing assigned duties.

 

Supervision Received:

Works under the direct supervision of the Center Director and the Director of Integrated Services & Psychology Training.

 

Supervision Exercised:

If licensed, may supervise behavioral health trainees as assigned.

 

Specific Duties:

  • Assesses patients to determine appropriate level of treatment in accordance with relevant ethical and legal standards.
  • The BHP acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable population by ensuring that the patient is fully informed and comfortable with their visit to Salud. 
  • Provides services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles.
  • Conducts mental health screenings utilizing standardized instruments
  • Provides PCP-initiated consultation services that may include differential diagnosis, psychoeducation, brief intervention, referral for further treatment, etc.
  • Consults with and advises other health care team members on methods of assisting patients and their families in overcoming social and emotional difficulties which may prevent effective health care. 
  • Works in conjunction with Medical Providers, Dental Providers, Behavioral Health Providers and all other staff to ensure that patients obtain the highest standard of integrated health care.
  • Acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable population by ensuring that the patient id fully informed and comfortable with their visit to SALUD
  • Follow procedures for the electronic health records system.
  • Manages psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute diseases.
  • Provides psychotherapy to individuals as well as groups.
  • Facilitates groups in parenting, marital relations and or stress management.
  • Creates written material for use in psychoeducation of patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Qualifications for Appointment:

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English required. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Must work well with the other patient care team members.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions.
  • Ability to collaborate with medical providers in the treatment of psychosocial issues.
  • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.

 

Education:

Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing or equivalent.

 

Experience:

Prefer 2 years post-licensure treating patients with psychosocial issues. 

 

Licensure: Licensed by the State of Colorado.

 

Bloodborne Pathogen Risk Level: Low risk for bloodborne pathogens

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Required prolonged sitting or standing for long periods of time.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer terminal, telephone, calculators, photocopier and other office equipment. 
  • Normal Medical and Dental office environment . 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record data electronically and communicating with patients.

 

FLSA Code:  Exempt position

 

This job description is not intended to an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.