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Practice Transformation/CPCi (8080)
The Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care works as a member of the primary care team to provide clinical behavioral health services that will result in better patient health outcomes and overall satisfaction. The Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care works in collaboration with all members of the patient Care Team and is expected to collaborate and communicate about the care plan so all members of the Care Team are working toward similar goals to improve the health and well-being of the patient. This position will collaborate with the Primary Care providers, the Nurse Care Managers, the Practice Transformation staff, and other members of the Primary Care practice staff as required by the federal Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. This position may be required to provide coverage to multiple Primary Care practices and at multiple locations.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate, which may include individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psycho-education
- Provides behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatment as appropriate
- Provides consultation to primary care providers about psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on healthcare and compliance with treatment plans
- Develops, implements, and documents the treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients
- Collaborates and communicates with all members of the care team and attends at least weekly huddles at the primary care practice(s)
- Complies will all HQMP documentation requirements, including standards for timely completion of patient notes, use of required documentation templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols
- Systematically tracks treatment response and monitor patients (in person and virtually) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications
- Facilitates treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected with the primary care provider and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care
- Develops a relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the Behavioral Health Specialist caseload
- Participates in the development of patient care protocols and policies
- Responds to patient and family members concerns in a prompt, courteous and professional manner. Direct inquires, complaints or problems to appropriate resource.
- Reviews patient clinical issues/concerns with health care provider and notify patient of health care provider instructions, when necessary
- Collaborates with healthcare team to evaluate processes, identify problems, and propose process improvement strategies to enhance health care delivery
- Participates in local behavioral health, Quality and CPC+ training and conferences
- Assists in provider training and education in integrated behavioral health
- Participates in Care Management and Quality meetings (as necessary)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (current NY license)
Minimum of two years of experience as a therapist