The purpose of this position is to be responsible for providing integrated behavioral health assessment and care coordination for inmates in correctional facilities. This includes identifying inmates with behavioral health issues, providing direct patient care and psychological assessment and working with the Correctional Facility team to provide the best care possible.
Manage a caseload of clients to assure coordination of behavioral health services.
Perform behavioral health assessments, intakes and follow-ups as needed.
Work with other medical staff to integrate and coordinate medical and behavioral health services.
May occasionally be required to participate in restraining an offender primarily for medical reasons;
Administer patient care in a manner that is consistent with department protocols and physician’s orders
Maintain patient care reports, files, forms, and charts
Provides standardized patient education within established nursing guidelines;
Promotes and is accountable for safety and security of the clinical environment through conscientious observations and sensitive item/contraband control including counting syringes, needles, narcotics, instruments, and key control;
This position may be required to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.
Employees will perform duties in an office, a medical clinic, and jail; however, may also conduct counseling sessions with inmates using telecommunication technologies (telemedicine).
The employee must be able to make quick, lucid decisions during physically and mentally stressful situations. The employee may be required to lift equipment that does not normally exceed 10 pounds. The employee’s job entails the possibility to exposure to dangerous situations. The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employee. This job posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of the employee
EXAMPLES OF JOB COMPETENCIES:
Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers
Proper English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar
Patient care reporting and basic medical terminology
Learn state and federal regulatory requirements concerning patient care and the release of private health information
Understand and comply with contracts and business associate agreements
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Addictions Counselor
Experience in providing medical care to in a correctional setting
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable based on education and experience
Internal Number: BH1
About NatCore Healthcare
NatCore is Colorado based, locally owned and staffed, premiere provider of medical and mental health/psychiatric services for correctional facilities, regardless of facility size.
We provide a unique perspective on correctional medical care as we believe those incarcerated should receive exceptional care and that we should focus on continuity of care and discharge planning and care after release. This is essential for the persons we serve and the communities we all live in. We also advocate for chemical dependency treatment such as counseling and Vivitrol injections and have shown that administering these injections while incarcerated will significantly reducing the impact to your Transport and Security Divisions, as well as reduce recidivism of crime and incarceration.
As a local company, we have a stake in Colorado communities and those who live and work here. We have current contractual agreements with facilities in Colorado and have also worked with Sheriff Offices to secure substance abuse and behavioral health grants, as well as collaborating with local case managers to provide access to medical providers and pharmacies to individuals when released. We believe that communities must come together to help with the most complex patients.