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The Behavioral Health Specialist will partner with primary care providers and become a member of the Care Team to provide an integrated clinical and psychosocial approach through the continuum of care to ensure patients receive the behavioral support necessary to improve their health. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide short term counseling and crisis intervention to patients in the primary care setting.
The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide direct social work/case management services to patients and/or families and the Care Team to ensure patients receive needed assessments, interventions, support and referrals. This person will work directly with providers and clinic care coordinators to ensure patients receive appropriate and successful referrals to behavioral health specialist and other community resources. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work and communicate well with others are critical aspects of this position.
- Professional compatibility with the philosophy of the Boulder Community Hospital Physician Clinics department
- Ability to provide targeted, solution-focused interventions with patients to improve their emotional and physical health. This includes demonstrated skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidenced-based practices.
- Demonstrates knowledge of DSM V - and ability to perform thorough social and mental assessments, evaluate a wide range of psychosocial impairments within a patient population from adolescents to older adults and/or arrange for more detailed assessments when indicated
- Knowledge of and experience with chronic pain, addiction and recovery issues
- Knowledge of healthcare systems and reimbursement systems including Medicare and Medicaid
- Demonstrates high-level knowledge of physical health conditions (IE, Diabetes, hypertension, obesity) and has skills to activate behavioral changes to improve overall health and wellness
- Demonstrates knowledge of psychotropic medications, side effects, and benefits in order to increase medication adherence in the patient population
- Able to navigate EMR and critically evaluate whether a patient’s plan of care is appropriate for level of symptomology (i.e., depression) reported. Provide well-conceived, best practice recommendations when plan of care is not sufficient
- Ability to develop rapport with and provide emotional support for patients and/or families and staff in crisis situations
- Ability to establish relationships and coordinate services between health care and community service providers and the patient and/or family and staff
- Ability to provide education to patients and/or families, staff and the community; topics may include crisis intervention, and the emotional, social, and economic stresses of illness
- Ability to complete required statistical and written reports and use information technology to support and improve integrated healthcare
- The ability to provide a range of brief focused prevention, treatment, and recovery services as well as longer-term treatment and support for consumers with persistent illnesses
- Ability to function without direct supervision, utilizing time constructively and organizing assignments for maximum productivity
- Demonstrate sensitivity to vulnerable populations and ability to provide services that are relevant to the culture of the consumer and their family
- Bilingual in Spanish an asset
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work as required by licensure
- Must be an LSW within 6 months of hire if not currently an LCSW
- 1 year of Clinical experience working with patients or clients
(Psychotherapy and/or Behavioral Health Intervention)
- Licensed (LCSW) in the State of Colorado preferred
- 1 year of clinical experience in a
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creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic
information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test
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Job Keywords: LCSW, LSW, Behavioral
Health, Psychotherapy, Clinical, Boulder, Longmont, CO, Colorado