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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Behavioral Health Consultant
Salary: $54082.08 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: M – F, 8a – 5p

Location of work: 1919 N. Amidon, St. 100

Job Objectives:
As part of the primary care treatment team, the behavioral health consultant identifies, triages and manages patients with physical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting. In addition, the behavioral health consultant provides skill training through psychoeducation and patient education strategies and develops specific behavioral change plans with patients through use of motivational interviewing and patient activation techniques. This innovative program is a partnership with GraceMed and focuses on improving physical and behavioral health outcomes of clinic patients.

Essential Job Functions:
Brief Screening, Referral and Consultation: • Brief screening using PHQ-9, GAD-7, SBIRT(AUDIT and DAST), assessment and diagnosis • Delivers psychoeducation for patient and their support systems • Medication adherence counseling and disease self-management counseling. • Motivational interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction • Provide brief, target oriented cognitive behavioral interventions aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy • Self-Care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction and relaxation • Substance Use screening, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, development of harm reduction strategies and referral and, • Consultation with primary care health professionals to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans Documentation and Care Coordination: • Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with clinic primary care staff • Identify, refer and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health services and other services as needed • Be immediately available to the clinic primary care staff during working hours in the event of a behavioral health or substance use emergency • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions • Complete all charting as defined in COMCARE and GraceMed policy and as needed and required by contracted funding sources, including assessments, service encounter notes and billing • It is expected that the behavioral health consult utilize concurrent documentation strategies Administrative Functions: • Actively participate in meetings that support COMCARE and GraceMed’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for patients • Assist in developing care management processes and care guidelines to improve self-management of chronic disease • Assist in provider training and education in integrated behavioral health-primary care model • Participate in quality improvement activities • Active participation in “huddles” and “curbside” consultations • Work from an interdisciplinary approach in a seamless fashion • Exhibits enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and a spirit of cooperation in the work environment • Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with patients, peers, management, visitors and the general public and works cooperatively with other community agencies Secondary Functions • Provides administrative supervision to LMSW BHC at our other GraceMed integrated clinic • Provides clinical supervision to COMCARE employees under clinical supervision contracts for independent license • Assists with special team projects as schedule permits • No direct reports, but does provide administrative supervision to peer in other integrated care location and does provide clinical supervision to staff under contract for supervision toward independent license.

Job Standards:
Minimum qualifications: Educational Requirements: One of the following: • Master’s degree in social work, or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a therapist and a current license (or eligible for licensure) to practice in Kansas as an Licensed Master Level Social Worker (or working toward LSCSW licensure). • Doctorate degree in psychology, with minimum of two years’ experience as a clinician and a current license (or eligible for licensure) to practice in Kansas Years of Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience Must also possess: • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments mental and behavioral conditions • Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems • Ability to co-manage a patient’s identified health issues, particularly chronic conditions • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians • Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software License, certifications, etc… Must possess minimum of master’s degree as defined above and hold respective licensure with the State Behavioral Science Regulatory Board. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. Preferred qualifications: Educational Requirements: One of the following: • LSCSW with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a therapist and a current license (or eligible for licensure) to practice in Kansas as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (or working toward licensure). • Doctorate degree in psychology, with minimum of two years’ experience as a clinician and a current license (or eligible for licensure) to practice in Kansas • Dual licensure as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor a strong plus. Years of Experience: 5 or more years desired delivering brief interventions Must also possess: • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments mental and behavioral conditions • Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems • Ability to co-manage a patient’s identified health issues, particularly chronic conditions • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians • Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software License, certifications, etc… Must possess minimum of master’s degree as defined above and hold respective licensure with the State Behavioral Science Regulatory Board. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry. • Driver's License Check • Pre-Employment Drug Screen

Equipment:
• Computer • Complex Electronic Medical Record (EMR) • General office equipment • Personal cell phone

Work Environment:
• Majority of work will be performed indoors in an office setting.
 

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20003154

Open Date: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/5/2018 11:59:59 PM