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Behavioral Health Consultant

at Christiana Care Health System in Milford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

ChristianaCare is looking for a Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW) for practices in Sussex County, DE!

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
To contribute to the overall clinical operation of the behavioral health department and the daily care of the outpatient population in primary care. To function as a member of the clinical team through collaboration, providing consultation, assessment, treatment and behavioral health education. To provide collaboration with and a conduit to Behavioral Health and support an integrated model of health care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide psychological care appropriate for the Primary Care population. This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Demonstrates the ability to function in a consult and liaison role for the Primary Care department meeting the acute needs of patients and providing outpatient psychotherapy as appropriate.
Coordinates transition of care to community setting as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served
Demonstrates the ability to provide highly skilled behavioral health consultation to the clinical team
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and community partners as appropriate
Develops group support and therapy activity as appropriate for the specific Primary Care population, and as needed within the Christiana Care Health System
Contributes to the development of staff by providing consultation, education and suggesting best practice alternatives as appropriate.
Maintains connection and consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Completes mandatory CCHS education and maintain certification in area of specialty.
Demonstrates responsibility in maintaining established productivity levels.
Demonstrates knowledge of patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.
Actively involved in identifying opportunities and implementing strategies to improve performance that impact the patient population.
Identifies service gaps pertaining to patients' psychosocial needs and plans programs that address the psychosocial needs of patients.
Implements programs effectively and evaluates effectiveness of programs, making modifications as needed.
Assesses learning needs of patients and families and carries out treatment as indicated.
Attends and participates in collaborative, interdisciplinary rounds.
Responds to staff requests for information/guidance; provides staff education
Develops and provides patient education as appropriate.
Provides system-wide presentations as applicable
Weekly attendance of BHC meetings
Expected to attend face to face or virtual meetings with staff at locations served for networking and problem-solving purposes when appropriate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of behavioral health principles including assessment, treatment, diagnosis, consultation and terminology
Knowledge and ability to conduct brief consultative and formal therapies
Ability to utilize effective listening skills and remain empathetic and developing strong working alliances
Ability to procure, clarify, and interpret information on verbal and non-verbal levels
Ability to effectively diffuse conflict and crisis
Ability to work comfortably in groups and milieu.
Knowledge and ability to facilitate a positive, caring, and supportive atmosphere for positive change in all patients.
Ability to set patient goals
Ability to address and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments
Skill in written and oral communication
Knowledge of patients' rights, ethics, and legal issues

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed or License Eligible within 30 days
Minimum one year of experience providing direct therapeutic care


EEO Statement:
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids... For full info follow application link.

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 974677

Posted On: May 20, 2022

Updated On: Jun 05, 2022