St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
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Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction
Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
300+ days of sunshine
Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
The heart of Colorado's wine country
Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
Understand and adhere to SCL Health compliance standards as they appear in the SCL Health Corporate Compliance Policy
Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state, and SCL Health regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified)
(Supervisors/Managers) Ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
The Behavioral Health Provider is the primary interface for patients to access services such as peer/family counseling and support, screening, assessment, brief treatment, consultative services, education and engagement, linkages, outreach and advocacy. The role provides brief, short term, solution-focused assessment and interventions geared toward functional restoration rather than symptom elimination. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, provides consultation to primary care providers and develops a clear treatment plan for the primary care team to manage. Provides behavioral health services and substance abuse screening to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. This position will approach his/her task in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self ï¿½efficacy and behavior change. Working from an interdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with the team also provides orientation, consultation, and ongoing training to pertinent primary care staff as needed in order to strengthen the relationship between primary care and behavioral health services at Marillac Clinic. Adheres to the spirit of the Marillac mission statement while performing assigned duties.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians. Must work well with the others in a team-based integrated care setting.
Understand the relationship between medical and psychological aspects of health and disease.
Apply the biopsychosocial model to the primary care setting, and demonstrate a basic knowledge of pharmacotherapy.
Apply population-based healthcare principles; provide services to all enrollees (not just those with diagnosable mental health disorder). Perform focused assessment and rapid problem identification, use 15- to 30-minute visits, limit problem definition and address patientsï¿½ needs with limited follow-up, and demonstrate knowledge of interventions that can be used by members of the primary care team.
Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
Ability to collaborate with medical providers in the treatment of psychosocial issues.
Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.
Ability to work in a fast paced primary care clinic
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health.
Provide brief assessment and interventions with older adults, adults and children with behavioral health needs in primary care, using methods supported by evidence, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral activation.
Perform comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment for mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence and medical needs. Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on results of evaluation; Medication adherence counseling and disease self- management counseling.
Provide patient and family education effectively and sensitively to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis.
Possess skill and expertise to discuss common psychotropic medications with a patient, including indications, effects and side effects and demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend initiating medication to primary care physician.
Administer screenings to individuals of all ages using standardized & validated measures of Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders.
Possess knowledge about adult and pediatric screening instruments for and consult with primary care team
Provide early interventions and referrals to specialty mental health services, including referral for more intensive psychological or psychiatric support services, if needed.
Provide motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
Provide Self-Care Plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation.
Provide substance use/ abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.
Effectively utilize a brief consultation model to communicate with the primary care provider. Provide consultation and training to other members of the primary care team in the area of mental health, chemical dependency, and behavioral medicine. Enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
Consult with primary care providers to manage psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute diseases. Work with primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic mental medical problems efficiently and effectively. Working as a primary care team member to develop specific clinical pathways or best practice programs for targeted patient groups Identify referral resources and facilitate referrals for further assessment and additional services as appropriate.
Provide services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles.
Utilize an electronic medical record to document all patient/ caregiver interactions, as well as other electronic tracking tools and measures. Assist with the tracking and evaluation of programs.
Be immediately available to staff during working hours to assist in crisis Intervention as well as a psychiatric emergency.
Productivity - Productivity expectation of trained BHC in an average of 8-10 behavioral consultations per clinical day.
Professionalism - Participate in ongoing training and quality improvement activities,
Education - Assist with educational opportunities for onsite healthcare providers to fully integrate and sustain motivational interviewing, brief counseling and SBIRT services.
Other duties as assigned
The attached Job Description details the essential duties and responsibilities of your position. The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all associates within SCL Health are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:
Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time
Be available to work overtime, if needed
Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others
Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the SCL Health Service Behaviors
Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role
Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policies
Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned
Demonstrate a willingness to learn
Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks.
Master's degree in clinical social work or professional clinical counseling required, or
Minimum experience 3 years.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).
Previous experience working with adult population within ethnically and culturally diverse families.
Ability to work independently, organize tasks, problem-solve, make decisions, and handle multiple priorities
Fluency in Spanish preferred and English required.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.