CareSTL Health
  • 02-Aug-2018 to 01-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Medical
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B, STD/LTD, PTO


CareSTL Health, formerly Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. seeks two Behavioral Health Consultants to provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.

 

Duties:

  • Provides comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients
  • Provides effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals
  • Evaluates crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions
  • Actively participates in meetings that support MHDCHC's integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients
  • Assists in the detection of "at risk" patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
  • Assists the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease
  • Provides assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders
  • Teaches patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques
  • Monitors the site's behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement

A Successful Candidate:

  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.
  • Knowledge and competencies with harm reduction, motivational interviewing and relevant treatment modalities that are being used in the field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Master's Degree in Social Work, Master's Degree in Counseling or PhD in Clinical Psychology required
  • Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of counseling experience required Licensed in the State of Missouri as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required. 
  • Specific Skills: Experience in delivering behavioral health required. Knowledge of DSM IV 5 axis diagnosis required. Experience in an integrated healthcare environment preferred. Experience in Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and NCQA Standards preferred
  • Other:  Must have reliable transportation.
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