This position is responsible for providing culturally competent primary care focused behavioral health services and clinical consultation to primary care patients with mental health and substance abuse needs.
Consult and collaborate with primary care providers on the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders, substance use disorders, and psycho-social problems.
Consult and collaborate with primary care providers on treatment of chronic pain and chronic disease and the related psycho-social problems.
In consultation with Psychiatrist, provide psychopharmacological consultation for primary care providers within scope of practice.
Provide consultation and training to clinic staff in all areas related to behavioral health.
Perform behavioral health screening, triage, evaluation, and assessment to determine appropriate level of behavioral health care.
Provide crisis intervention and behavioral health intervention.
Provide group interventions (treatment, psycho-education, health education).
Work closely with Medical Case Managers and providers.
Provide education and support to patients and their families to encourage adherence with medical and behavioral health issues.
Plan, coordinate, and facilitate referrals to existing community resources when indicated by assessed need.
Perform comprehensive behavioral health services including: intake evaluations, assessments, crisis intervention, ad hoc counseling, individual/family/group intervention, treatment planning, collateral assessment/intervention, and outreach.
Develop and maintain procedures, protocols, and paperwork, forms and data on an on-going basis to ensure the program's relevance and usability to patients and clinic staff and funders.
Maintain current patient case records and prepare reports as indicated.
Work flexible schedule as necessary.
Reviews operations, procedures, interventions and documentation to adhere with agency, state and county guidelines and quality assurance standards.
Reviews clinical interventions and case documentation with Behavioral Health Director, participates in staff meetings, training, case conferences, and peer review process.
Participate in program evaluation, providing input and information as needed.
Attend workshops, training, and meetings as needed, and as requested.
Perform other related clinical and administrative duties as assigned by Behavioral Health Director.
Required education, experience, training
Master’s degree in social work/social welfare or doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Current California license - clinical social worker (LCSW) or psychologist.
Bilingual (preferably Spanish) highly desirable.
Preferred education, experience, training
One year of directly related experience, including background in primary care consultation, behavioral medicine, health psychology, or other relevant areas.
Experience in public/community health settings and/or in serving low-income multicultural populations
Critical Success Factors in this role include: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ability to function creatively and flexibly in a variety of clinical and administrative roles.
Interest in and ability to support organizational goals and develop available resources.
The ability to work and act independently, and to make and carry out decisions with minimal supervision.
The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead teams and projects, and work collaboratively.
Familiarity with laws and regulations regarding confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail.
Excellent customer service and client services philosophy in all interactions.
Successfully manage multiple projects at the same time.
Appreciation and respect for working with and serving a diverse population.
The ability to investigate and analyze information, draw conclusions and problem solve.
The ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
This position requires:
Sitting, walking, and standing associated with a normal medical/clinical office environment.
Regular bending and stretching; and lifting.
Manual dexterity used to include, but not limited to, standard office equipment, and computer keyboard.
Traveling to work sites including some exposure to outside elements.
Presenting information in front of a group.
Reading and writing in order to review records for accuracy.
Internal Number: 02282018
About Tri-City Health Center
Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) is committed to delivering excellent health services in a caring, nurturing, and respectful atmosphere; we promote optimal health, eliminate preventable diseases, and improve the quality of life for every individual and family in our community. TCHC provides a wide spectrum of health education, healthcare, and social services to everyone, without regard to financial position, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation or any other criteria. TCHC is a fiscally responsible, independent, not-for-profit community health center and a key member of our community’s vital health safety-net.