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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Specialist in Santa Monica, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Specialist (Full time/Day shift ) to Providence Saint John's Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist who will evaluate and treat patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Evaluate patients using appropriate DSM IV criteria. Treat patients using a variety of brief psychotherapy techniques where indicated, including crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family, marital and supportive approaches. This position works primarily in the primary care clinic as a regular team member and provided brief assessment, intervention and onsite consultation to the primary care team regarding psychiatric/psychosocial concerns and health behavior change. The Behavioral Health Specialist works with individuals, groups, and families, providing evidence-based behavioral interventions.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and consult as a resource to the Primary Care clinic Providers and caregivers. May also provide consult services to other specialties upon request

  • Demonstrate knowledge of all applicable compliance and legal requirement of the job based on the scope of practice of the position

  • Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and caregivers by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients

  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Reports any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or manager

  • Evaluate and treats patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders

  • Evaluate patients using appropriate DSM IV criteria

  • Triage patients to appropriate levels of treatment and facilitates referrals where indicated

  • Treat patients using a variety of brief psychotherapy techniques where indicated, including crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family, marital and supportive approaches

  • Facilitate referral to hospital or chemical dependency services where indicated

  • Collaborate with clinic psychiatrists and physicians to provide the most appropriate treatment plan

  • Maintain appropriate clinical records

  • Complete evaluation forms provided by “carve out” mental health insurance carriers in a prompt and timely manner so as to support the needs of our billing department

  • Facilitate credentialing needs by completing credentialing materials promptly

  • Discuss progress toward goals with patient

  • Use appropriate reporting mechanisms as required by state laws

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients

  • Obtain appropriate authorizations and consents for treatment

  • Provide sufficient information to allow patients and their families to participate in the patient’s care

  • Provide educational resources to the patient/family as appropriate

  • Obtain ongoing education consistent with level and area of practice

  • Maintain current California state licensure/certifications. Maintains Clinical Education requirements to maintain licensure

  • Participate in Quality Improvement audits annually

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • License in the State of California to practice independently as a Psychologist (PhD or PsyD), Social Work (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Mental Health Counselor (LPCC)

  • Maintain Clinical Education requirements to maintain licensure

  • Proficiency with MS Office: Outlook, Internet, Word and Excel

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • At Least two years (2) of clinical experience in the provision of behavioral health services to a wide range of patients, with some experience in integrated behavioral health services settings. A preferred skill is providing clinical services in Spanish to meet the needs of the local community.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Health & Services is further developing its physician integration strategy. As part of this growth, Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation came into flourishing. Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 256387

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