Behavioral Health Consultant

Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on June 20, 2024
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Behavioral Health Consultant

We believe we are more than a job at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. We're an FQHC committed to providing patient-centered care to communities. Compassion is at the core of our approach. We treat patients according to their preferences, regardless of location, origin, or ability to pay. Our doors are open to all, regardless of their citizenship status.

The Behavioral Health Consultant provides primary care-based behavioral health services to clients with complex or chronic needs depending on assigned program as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. Counseling or therapeutic services are provided as part of a team, with primary care-based services being integrated into the care plan directed by the primary care provider. We offer this position at either PsyD/PhD clinical psychologist, or independently licensed Master’s-level mental health therapist.

We serve over 197,000 patients across 28 medical clinics, 15 dental clinics, 11 pharmacies, and 49 program sites in Washington State and Oregon. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

What We Offer

  • Clinical Psychologist:
  • $10,000 hiring bonus paid in first paycheck.
  • Salary $120,000.
  • Master’s-level independently licensed therapist:
  • $5,000 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $2,000 bonus at 12 months.
  • Salary $100,000.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.
  • Relocation allowance available.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responds to requests from primary care providers to address behavioral health needs of medical clinic patients to maintain a warm hand-off for most patient encounters.
  • Provides brief intervention for presenting problems and triage for ongoing treatment services as needed. Completes encounters and associated documentation, including coding and billing.
  • Presents case studies and reports to funding sources or as requested by outside organizations.
  • Measures change and adjusts treatment as needed, using appropriate screening tools.
  • Provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, groups, or communities as assigned. Integrates cognitive behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Enters documentation into the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Responds to crisis situations, assessing urgency of patient’s needs, provides care, and obtains appropriate services as needed.
  • Assists patient and family in obtaining additional services and other resources as needed. Documents all referrals made to other resources.
  • As assigned, participates in various community meetings and serves as a liaison to numerous community agencies and organizations, including school districts, hospitals, law enforcement, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, and tribal authorities.
  • Presents mental health/behavioral health findings and recommendations in verbal or written format to appropriate professionals either upon request or as part of a regular case presentation for peer review or clinical meeting.
  • Leads staff training sessions on new therapeutic techniques and practices. Provides training and education on clinical topics to team members, staff, and the community, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications

Clinical Psychologist Requirements

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology.
  • Experience Preferred: One year's clinical experience working within a multidisciplinary team in primary care or other medical settings, providing diagnostic and psychological assessments for primary care-based positions. One year's clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families in specialty behavioral health settings.
  • Licenses/Registration: Licensed Psychologist within the state of practice. First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification within 45 days of hire.

Master’s Level Therapist Requirements

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Experience: Two years experience postgraduate/master’s experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance; such experience must have been gained under the supervision of a mental health professional.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification obtained within 45 days of hire. One of the following licenses is required for this position (must apply for within one week of hire if the license is not current):
  • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Additional Requirements

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.

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