North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

  • CLINICAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

    Job Location US-AR-Harrison
    Job ID
    2018-2896
    Category
    Quality
    Shift
    Days
    Facility
    NARMC
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The clinical behavioral health specialist is a core member of the collaborative team, including the patient’s medical provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the larger primary care team or medical team. The clinical behavioral health specialist is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health of patients on an assigned patient caseload with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.

    Responsibilities

    Provide interventions to remove psychosocial barriers to health wellness

    Collaborates with members of the healthcare team, the patient/family and the community liaisons to assure patients’ psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed wherever possible

    Advocate for and empower patients to maintain a level of control over their health and wellness

    Provide and maintain educational materials

    Manage a specific case load of patients referred by staff

    Provide close monitoring of patients through follow up contacts and coordinate services with other providers as necessary

    Provide crisis intervention; assess and coordinate protective service issues

    Document interventions in patients’ records

    Maintain knowledge of resources available in the area community

    Maintain current in the field by attending seminars, continuing education courses, workshops etc.

    Participates with staff in group functioning- Patient Family Advisory Council

    Functions in collaborative care: behavioral health screenings, brief intervention; interaction with primary care physician; treatment facilities

    Other Job Duties

    Provide staff education

    Develop clinical programs and materials

    Interact with community agencies involved in health and social services

    Promote positive working relationships with community agencies and with other departments

     

    Qualifications

     

    Required

    Preferred

    Education:

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, RN(BSN preferred), Nurse Practitioner

     

    Experience:

     

    Experience in Clinical Setting

    Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

    Licensed at level listed above or higher 

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Demonstrates ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team setting

    Extensive knowledge and familiarity with safety and health regulations and standards and liability areas; Knowledge of federal, state and private regulatory requirements related to social work.

    Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills with strong presentation and overall communication skills.

    Proven ability to intelligently manage and troubleshoot operational issues and effectively manage and prioritize projects as they arise.

    Critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and anticipate.

    A working knowledge of contemporary I.T. applications and proficient in using computer programs such as Word and Excel.

    Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills.

    Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

    Ability to work with patients by telephone as well as in person

    Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/ or substance use disorders.

    Experience with evidence-based counseling techniques

     

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