The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) works in a consultative and collaborative role as an integral member of the primary care team. They provide behavioral health interventions to primary care patients with the goal of improving overall health of patients.
The BHC helps address a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs in the primary care patient population. Their goal is to aid in early identification and provide problem focused interventions that promote wellness and relieve symptoms. Behavioral issues that are addressed may be related to physical or mental health conditions. They provide assessment, management and triage of psychological and social problems in the clinic patient population.
This position requires advanced level skill in delivering evidence-based interventions targeted to improve overall health for patients with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. The work includes the BHC meeting with patients individually for an assessment and then providing recommendations to the primary care team to enhance the patient's care plan. When indicated, the BHC may also work with patients for several subsequent sessions to provide on-going skills training and coaching to improve health and functioning. The BHC also supports helping patients, who require services not provided in the LMG clinic, to make a smooth transition to care with community partners.
Must be a graduate of a doctor of psychology program accredited through the American Psychological Association (APA) or have a Master of Social Work degree from an accredited school of social work.
Must hold a current valid Oregon and/or Washington License as a Psychologist (PsyD or PhD) or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Minimum of two years of clinical experience or healthcare related field.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.
For additional information please formally apply or contact Erin Pendergraft at EPENDERG@LHS.ORG