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Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

Company: Buena Vida y Salud, LLC ACO
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

* Demonstrated ability to work in a "readiness to change", brief therapy model versus a long term therapeutic model of care.* Provides brief intervention/therapy for a variety of behavioral health concerns utilizing knowledge of and experience with a broad repertoire of psycho-therapeutic or "life coach" skills from a variety of theoretical perspectives modified for primary care.* Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders.* Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and the available treatment options.* In consultation with the PCP, facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment).* Systematically track treatment response and monitor treatment adherence of "at risk" patients by telephone or in clinic setting for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.* Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the medical provider and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.* Provides regular feedback and updates to the primary care team on treatment findings and progress through written and verbal communication.* Advises patients and family patients in methods that facilitate a capacity for self-care and a movement towards a healthcare partnership between the healthcare teams, the patients, and their families.* Supports Care teams to develop the "core" behavioral health skills needed on an integrated care team.* Document patient progress in EMR and other required systems so as to be shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers.* *Minimum Requirements: ** Bachelor's Degree in behavioral health field: social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy.* *Preferred Requirements: ** Two years' experience working in a clinical setting or behavioral chronic care management setting.* Licensed LCSW, MFT, or LPC preferred.* *Clinical experience, with at least one **year of this with a specific patient population may commensurate for educational requirements.*Job Type: Full-timePay: $15.00 - $24.00 per hourBenefits:* Paid time offSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Our organization complies with COVID-19 precautions and recommended by local health authorities and/or CDC.Work Location: One location

Keywords: Buena Vida y Salud, LLC ACO, Harlingen , Behavioral Health Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Harlingen, Texas

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