Behavioral Health Clinicians at Chapa-De Indian Health offer behavioral health interventions to adults, adolescents, children and their families in order to improve psychosocial functioning, manage chronic illnesses and reduce suffering. They provide behavioral health consultation to medical providers and work together in an integrated medical - behavioral health model to improve the clinical outcomes for a multicultural diverse population of patients with acute and chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. The services are provided in a manner that upholds Chapa-De’s mission of providing convenient access to high quality, compassionate care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, assess and treat patients’ behavioral health needs as part of their primary care.
Engage and activate patients in their care.
Work as a primary care team member to create and implement care plans that address behavioral health factors.
Help observe and improve care team function and relationships.
Communicate effectively with other providers, staff, and patients.
Provide efficient and effective care delivery that meets the needs of Chapa-De’s primary care population.
Provide culturally responsive, whole-person and family-oriented care.
Understand, value, and adapt to the diverse professional cultures of an integrated care team.
Provide patient-specific, brief, targeted behavioral interventions to patients across the lifespan.
Serve as a consultant for the primary care team in identifying, assessing and making recommendations in the treatment of a variety of behavioral health and substance use disorders.
Document encounters in eCW using a standardized template, enter all documentation necessary for claim submission and lock visits in a timely manner.
Participate in care team huddles, Peer Review, monthly Mega Meetings and other meetings as required/requested.
Perform other program related duties as assigned.
Current licensure as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor.
Minimum of one year experience working as a Behavioral Health Clinician in an integrated behavioral health/primary care outpatient setting. Specifically,
Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based behavioral treatments for chronic disease, addiction and mental health conditions
Ability to work comfortably and effectively within an interdisciplinary primary care team
Ability to design and provide clinical interventions for treatment of selected chronic conditions for individuals and groups
Working knowledge of psychopharmacology
Experience with addiction treatment, preferred
Experience working with multicultural, socio-economically challenged people.
Able to work in fast-paced setting and tolerate interruptions.
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of the organization as well as the general public
Computer/PC literate: Electronic Medical Record (eCW), Windows 2000, MS Office environments
Current and in good standing, CDL, vehicle insurance and DMV printout.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required. The employee must occasionally be required to stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
Additional Salary Information: • Employer-Paid Health Insurance (includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance)
• Assistance with Medical Insurance for Dependents
• Assistance with Continuing Education
• Student Loan Repayment Opportunities through IHS & NHSC program
• 403B Retirement program with up to 6% employer matching.
• Paid Time Off plus 10 Paid Holidays
• Malpractice Insurance
Chapa-De Indian Health operates non-profit community health centers in Auburn and Grass Valley, California. Services include: adult and pediatric primary medical care, nutrition and health education, women’s health services, prenatal care; PACE program, dental care, orthodontia, mental health counseling, psychiatry, optometry, and pharmacy services.
The mission of Chapa-De Indian Health is t...o advance the health and well-being of American Indians and low income individuals living in our communities by providing convenient access to high-quality, compassionate care.
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