Behavioral Health Consultant, Primary Care

Job Requisition #: JR63859

End Date: 6/30/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is hiring a full time Behavioral Health Consultant for a primary care office in Newark, DE

As a Behavioral Health Consultant you would contribute to the overall clinical operation of the behavioral health department and the daily care of the outpatient population in primary care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide psychological care appropriate for the Primary Care 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 Primary Care department meeting the acute needs of patients and providing outpatient psychotherapy as appropriate.
  • Coordinates transition of care to community setting as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide highly skilled behavioral health consultation to the clinical team
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and community partners as appropriate
  • Develops group support and therapy activity as appropriate for the specific Primary Care population, and as needed within the Christiana Care Health System
  • 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.
  • Identifies service gaps pertaining to patients' psychosocial needs and plans programs that address the psychosocial needs of patients.
  • 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.  
  • Responds to staff requests for information/guidance; provides staff education
  • Develops and provides patient education as appropriate.
  • Provides system-wide presentations as applicable
  • Weekly attendance of BHC meetings
  • 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, diagnosis, consultation and terminology
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct brief consultative and formal therapies
  • Ability to utilize effective listening skills and remain empathetic and developing strong working alliances
  • Ability to procure, clarify, and interpret information on verbal and non-verbal levels
  • Ability to effectively diffuse conflict and crisis
  • Ability to work comfortably in groups and milieu.
  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate a positive, caring, and supportive atmosphere for positive change in all patients.
  • 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)
  • Licensed or License Eligible within 30 days
  • Minimum one year of experience providing direct therapeutic care

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

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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