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Behavioral Health Consultant (Primary Care) in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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Job Description

Responsibilities:

Behavioral Health Consultation in the context of primary care

  • Consultation with primary care providers to improve patient care, enhance understanding of patients, provide support for treatment planning, and assist in the implementation and monitoring of evidenced-based assessments and interventions.
  • Individual, couples, family and group consultation including:
    • Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis;
    • Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems;
    • Medication adherence counseling and disease self management counseling;
    • Motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
    • Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self efficacy;
    • Self-Care Plan development and skills training to improve coping, reduce stress, and teach relaxation techniques
    • Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.

Coordination of Care – Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with health center primary care staff. Identify, refer, and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health service, and other services as needed.

Crisis Intervention -  Be immediately available to other health center staff during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency.  Participate as a member of the health center staff in the event of any other kind of emergency.

Population Management – Identify population health issues and work with other providers to develop comprehensive strategies to address them.

Charting – Complete all charting as needed and required by contracted funding sources: including assessments, SOAP notes, and billing.

Experience:

  • Experience working in a medical setting
  • Medical literacy
  • Experience working in behavioral medicine and health psychology
  • Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based
  • Experience working with opioid dependence and knowledge of medication assisted treatment
  • Comfort working with diverse populations ( i.e. race, ethnicity, diagnoses, age ranges)

Education Requirement:

  • Licensed Psychologist (in Pennsylvania)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (in Pennsylvania)

 Salary: 

  • Based on education and experience.