Behavioral Health Consultant

Job Requisition #: JR59519

End Date: 6/30/2022

Location: New Castle, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking to hire a Behavior Health Therapist/ Licensed Social Worker for one of their growing programs in New Castle, DE!

Christiana Care is looking for an individual that has passion to care for highly complex patients with underlying behavioral health conditions, and who is looking to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting. This role would be serving across three of our practice locations including, Wilmington Hospital-Gateway, Riverside Primary Care, and the Hope Center.

Our intensive program call Center for Hope and Healing is designed for the individual who struggles with a behavioral health condition and in addition, may have suboptimal physical and social health.  In a welcoming environment, the program offers multidisciplinary treatment, including psychiatric and behavior therapy care, chronic condition and general health treatment, and comprehensive social health evaluation and intervention. Our specialists work together to quickly stabilize patients' health and then put long-term support in place with other providers and programs. The intention is to provide flexible, responsive care in a respectful, caring, and supportive setting.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To contribute to the overall clinical operation of the Center for Hope and Healing practices and the daily care   of the outpatient population in primary care.  To function as a member of the clinical team through collaboration, providing consultation, assessment, treatment and behavioral health education.  To provide collaboration with and a conduit to Behavioral Health and support an integrated model of health care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide psychological care appropriate for the patient population.  This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally-specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to function in a consult and liaison role for the Center for Hope and Healing/Hope Center meeting the acute needs of patients and providing outpatient psychotherapy as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and community partners as appropriate
  • Develops group support and therapy activity as appropriate for the specific Medical or Specialty population, and as needed within ChristianaCare.
  • Contributes to the development of staff by providing consultation, education and suggesting best practice alternatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains connection and consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Completes mandatory CCHS education and maintain certification in area of specialty.
  • Demonstrates responsibility in maintaining established productivity levels.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.
  • Actively involved in identifying opportunities and implementing strategies to improve performance that impact the patient population.
  • Implements programs effectively and evaluates effectiveness of programs, making modifications as needed.
  • Assesses learning needs of patients and families and carries out treatment as indicated.
  • Attends and participates in collaborative, interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Develops and provides patient education as appropriate.
  • Provides virtual coverage for any BHC absent due to sickness, vacation, conference, or leave of absence
  • Expected to attend face to face or virtual meetings with staff at locations served for networking and problem-solving purposes when appropriate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of behavioral health principles including assessment, treatment, and diagnosis
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct brief consultative and formal therapies
  • Ability to procure, clarify, and interpret information on verbal and non-verbal levels
  • Ability to set patient goals
  • Ability to address and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of patients' rights, ethics, and legal issues

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Licensed or License Eligible within 30 days
  • Minimum one year of experience providing direct therapeutic care

To learn more about our program, see link at: https://christianacare.org/services/behavioralhealth/center-for-hope-and-healing/

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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