We are passionate about our mission here at North Shore Community Health! Our mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all. If you are someone that shares our mission and believes that first impressions are lasting impressions, you are a great candidate for us. We are currently seeking a mission-driven Behavioral Health Integrated Clinician to be an integral part of our behavioral health and medical team. The clinician in this role is responsible for delivery of integrated behavioral health and case management services to our medical department. Provide therapeutic evaluations and interventions utilizing a variety of short-term treatment approaches in working with a culturally diverse patient population. As a full and integrated member of the health center, the clinician will work with fellow mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants), nurses and community health workers to provide comprehensive care for patients.
As a team member you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!
•Collaborate with primary care providers for rapid assessment of complex risk factors, triage and assist with initial management of behavioral health needs (ie-"warm hand offs").
•Conduct and document comprehensive behavioral health intakes
•Provide brief behavioral health interventions for patients within the primary care setting, short term (1-3 sessions) intervention for both existing and new primary care patients
•May maintain a small and changing longitudinal therapy panel (up to 3 months)
•If needed, assess patient's level of readiness to engage in longer term treatment and make referral to in house BH Team or external BH Providers
•Complete and submit notes for all sessions (intakes, brief interventions, visits) within 72 hours
•Collaborate closely and in-person with the larger behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and medical team.
•Attend monthly all clinician meetings and meet with Director of BH for supervision
•Provide case management and external community resources pertaining to BH services, including working with our Community Health Workers
•Respond to urgent or emergent crisis as requested by the medical staff (51A, Section 12)
•Participate in trainings and quality improvement activities
•Perform other duties as required by the position or as assigned by the BH Director. This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change due to organization's needs at any time with or without previous notice
•Masters of Social Work, LICSW required
•Minimum of two years of relevant clinical experience
•Demonstrated strong communication and interdisciplinary collaboration skills with staff and patients.
•Demonstrated timely, comprehensive and appropriate electronic visit documentation skills
•Accepting and non-judgmental attitude toward our patient population
•Experience working with diverse cultures preferred
•Spanish or Portuguese language fluency a plus.
North Shore Community Health (NSCH) offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, medication-assisted treatment and enrollment services. In 2016, NSCH provided services to 13,157 patients through 54,460 visits. NSCH has 10 services sites: Salem Family Health Center, the largest and highest volume site, the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Gloucester Family Health Center, Peabody Family Health Center, and behavioral health services only at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Nathaniel Hawthorne School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans. NSCH is an equal opportunity employer. Visit www.NSCH.org for more information.
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The policy of NSCH is to provide equal employment opportunities by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, disability, handicap, military obligations, veteran status or any other category protected by law ("protected class status"). We affirm that the above policy reflects NSCH's attitude and its intention to do the following:
•Recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to protected class status;
•Base decisions on employment so as to further the principles of equal employment opportunity;
•Make promotion decisions are in accord with principals of equal employment opportunity;
•Administer personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, determinations and Center-sponsored training without regard to protected class status;
•Make equal employment opportunities available to qualified disabled or handicapped persons;
•Provide equal employment opportunities to those who are Veterans.