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Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The behavioral health clinician, as part of the primary care treatment team, triages and manages patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting. The behavioral health clinician provides quality clinical mental health consultation to providers and staff as requested. Additionally, the behavioral health clinician provides diagnostic mental health assessments, interventions, education, and referrals to further treatment to patients in the primary care setting. May also care a small caseload of patients for ongoing therapy in traditional outpatient setting.


Master's Degree in Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) upon hire.

Minimum of four (4) years experience directly providing psychotherapy in a clinical setting.

Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral intervention to individuals, families, couples and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial challenges.
  • Assess the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers through brief consultative contacts.Works with primary care team to efficiently and effectively treat and manage patients with emotional and/or health problems.
  • Provides brief, solution focused behavioral interventions with active development of behavioral change plan.
  • Assist in the detection of at risk patients and the development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Teaches patients and families about care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with primary care staff. Identify, refer and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health services and other services as needed.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and quality improvement activities as required
    • Designs and supervises a program of periodic video precepting of resident patient encounters and simulated learning activities for education and evaluation purposes
    • Provides resident physicians with feedback on patients with complex management issues or psychological problems
    • Actively participate in scholarly activities and research as required by accreditation bodies
    • Facilitate and participate in other residency related duties as assigned, such as didactic education, intern interviews, core faculty meetings, etc.

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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