North Country HealthCare
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Behavioral Health Consultant in Flagstaff, AZ

Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) to work in outpatient, primary health clinic in Flagstaff, AZ. BHC will provide brief behavioral interventions to patients with chronic conditions and implement the Behavioral Health Integration program, which is focused on providing brief interventions for medical diagnoses.  The person in this position will also oversee and implement group medical appointments within the primary care setting.

BHC will engage in "warm hand-offs" from providers and brief follow-up, as indicated. In addition, BHC will provide brief interventions with patients identified with as having substance misuse problems. Motivational interviewing experience preferred. Candidate must be licensed as an independent behavioral health provider in Arizona.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating medically related behavioral health and psychosocial problems by performing "on-demand" consultations and evaluations during clinic hours.
  2. Implement the Behavioral Health Integration grant scope of work, which includes implementing SBIRT screening, evidence based practices, and brief interventions in a medical setting.
  3. Assist adult, family, child, and adolescent populations to identify and adhere to self-management goals focused on improving health outcomes.
  4. Attend and participate in team meetings, provider meetings, billing meetings and planning activities as appropriate.
  5. Assist with smooth transition between primary care provider and specialty mental health and/or community resources as appropriate.
  6. Complete patient charting in the electronic health record system.
  7. Assist in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend to recur over time.
  8. Assess and resolve programmatic issues as they develop, including but not limited to workflow and billing procedures.
  9. Provide consultations focused on functional evaluations, and make short-term behaviorally focused treatment recommendations that apply patient strengths and resources to identified problems.
  10. Regular and predictable attendance.
  11. Continuous learning in both personal and professional development.
  12. Consistent review, comprehension and reply of company email and related correspondence.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • PhD in Psychology or Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Two years of behavioral health experience.
  • Experience in a medical setting and with underserved or diverse populations preferred.
  • Comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.
  • Some travel required.
  • Substance abuse counseling preferred.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology preferred.

LICENSES

Current Arizona licensure as Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

 Benefits package includes:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance 
  • Flexible spending account or HSA
  • 401K with company match (immediately vested)
  • Sign on bonus available Short & long term disability insurance, life insurance
  • 25 days paid time off (20 vacation,5 sick) plus 6 federal holidays
  • One week paid time off for CEU along with a $2,000 CEU reimbursement
  • Loan repayment eligible up to 25k per year
  • FTCA Medical malpractice provided
  • Professional fees paid: state license, board certification, membership dues up to $500 annually.
  • Peer Mentorship includes Northern Arizona mountain region of Coconino, Navajo, Apache, and Mohave counties.

North Country HealthCare is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) with a mission to ensure no one is without access to primary care. We provide preventative and wellness programs such as Well Woman HealthCheck, Maternal Child Health, Prenatal, Health Start, HIV/AIDS, Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, Radiation Exposure Screening & Education, and Diabetes Program. We also offer Integrated Behavioral Health Services where patients experiencing stress can access brief counseling. Clinical pharmacy services and telemedicine also offered system-wide.

Located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks at 7,000 ft. elevation, Flagstaff is a vibrant university town.  It is a destination for people from around the world looking to experience all four seasons in a pristine mountain setting. It is approximately 2 hours from Phoenix, 1 hour from the Grand Canyon and 35 minutes from Sedona. In addition to active lifestyle, Flagstaff residents enjoy the many restaurants, shops and breweries, thriving arts, and historic downtown. 

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