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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 May 2023
At CCHS, our goal is to grant equal access to healthcare no matter the economic, social or employment status of our patients. We aim to provide superior patient care! If you have a passion for helping people and would like to combine that passion with your clinical skills, this may be the position for you. We offer competitive pay, great benefits with a culture to match.

POSITION SUMMARY: The BHC is a key member of the primary care delivery team at Christ Community Health Services. The BHC serves an essential function of the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), and practices using the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model. Embedded and fully integrated as part of routine care, BHCs function as generalists and consultants and will provide direct care, as well as scaffold the patient's care team for prevention and intervention services across the lifespan.

Provide high quality, culturally-sensitive health services that are in line with organizational productivity expectations

Provide brief behavioral health assessment and intervention services for patients across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults) who present with a broad range of psychopathology, substance misuse, and health compromising behaviors contributing to chronic medical conditions

Provide services in a manner consistent with the Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultant Model of integration, including same day access, team-based care, and a flexible, population-based approach to care

Work with the primary care team to refer patients to community providers and services when appropriate, and support patients during transition

Function as a generalist (mirroring PCPs), meaning the BHC will need to be able to intervene with patients across the life span, and will need to be able to see patients with mental health and substance use presentations, as well as patients with chronic health conditions with a biopsychosocial influence.

Facilitate group-based cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational interventions, including possible involvement in curriculum development.

Provide timely patient care and prompt feedback to referring primary care providers, spiritual health advisors, and other allied health personnel (such as dentists and nutritionists) in order to facilitate holistic and comprehensive healthcare within an integrated primary care setting.

Provide education to physicians and other medical staff regarding behavioral health standards of care for mental health conditions and the management of psychosocial aspects of chronic medical conditions, ethical practice, and psychopharmacology where appropriate.

Actively participate in meetings and trainings that support CCHS's integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.

Help monitor the clinic's behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
Provide clinical supervision to graduate practicum students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Education: Masters degree in Social Work.

Two (2) years of post-graduate experience preferably in a hospital or other primary healthcare setting, working closely with physicians and other medical professionals to provide team-based patient care,
Experience providing empirically-supported psychological interventions for both mental health and medical conditions,
Experience utilizing electronic medical records for documentation and communication within an interdisciplinary medical team
Must be willing to work at any of the following locations in Memphis, TN: Raleigh, Hickory Hill, Frayser, or Third Street

Licenses/certifications: Licensed, or eligible for license, in the state of TN as Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Clinic environment with regular risk of exposure to mental, infectious, and contagious disease.

Job Type: Full-time
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  • Job Reference: 1010172892-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Christ Community Health Services
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent