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Behavioral Health Consultant

Behavioral Health Consultant

Division

Mental Health

Employment Type

Management

Location

Bend, Oregon


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Job Description:

A clinic in central Oregon is looking for a Behavioral Health Consultant. This position would require working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the physical, psychosocial, and behavioral needs of a diverse and under-served patient population within a primary care setting.   This person would engage in patient care, coordinate mental health services as needed, provide coaching and psycho-education, as well as group visits.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Works with other members of a primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic behavioral, physical, and social conditions.
  • Assists in the planning, strategy, and development of patient care plans to prevent further psychological and physical deterioration through referrals and consistent consultation.
  • Assists in clinical assessments.
  • Educated patients, families, and clinical staff regarding techniques related to self-care.
  • Uses current evidence-based guideline to create diagnostic and treatment plans.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of behavioral medicine and treatments for medical, mental health, and substance abuse conditions.
  • Strategizes and provides psychologicl assessment and diagnosis with brief psychotherapeutic interventions as needed.
  • Advises and consults the primary care providers and team members.
  • Skilled in support group organization, fascilitating, as well as educating.
  • Be comfortable in the role as consultant and resident BH specialist.

 

Education/Experience

  • Masters or better
  • 2+ years of delivering behavioral health services to medically underserved populations and cultural competency in a medical setting
  • LCSW
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

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