Behavioral Health Consultant
Location: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Highlights (Bonus, shift, relocation, info for job):
The Behavioral Health Consultant will focus on providing individual and group counseling, comprehensive assessments, and crisis interventions for patients with multiple chronic medical conditions, as well as providing advice and support to the multidisciplinary team about behavioral health perspectives, to assist in improving patient care. The Behavioral Health Consultant will also be responsible for supporting our patients in improving their knowledge and awareness about the impact of their chronic health conditions on their mental health and wellness, including the impact of tobacco use, Drug/Alcohol use, and High Risk Sexual Behavior. The Behavioral Health Consultant will work collaboratively with our other professionals to develop a strong care plan.
This role is centered in a trauma informed care approach with emphasis on harm reduction and motivational interviewing to elicit behavioral change towards adherence with medical recommendations and treatment plans. This role serves as the behavioral health subject matter expert (SME) within an interdisciplinary care team comprised of primary care providers, nurses, medical/social work care managers, nutritionists, psychiatrists, pharmacy, community health workers, and social determinants of health (SDoH) specialists. The BHC makes referrals for behavioral health levels of care that are not provided through AbsoluteCare providers, e.g., ACT, IOP, PHP, residential treatment, inpatient services.
Education & Experience:
- Clinically licensed in the state of practice with 3+ years of experience in a behavioral health related field including social work, mental health, and/or addiction.
- Licenses must allow for clinical practice and may include: LCSW-C, LPC, LPCC, LCPC, LMHC, PhD, PsyD.
- Qualified clinical supervisors will be given preference.
- 2+ years of experience in a community mental health center, managed care organization, FQHC, inpatient psychiatric facility or other setting that serves clientele with complex behavioral health needs.
- Experience with complex government-sponsored populations preferred, e.g., Medicaid, Medicare beneficiaries.
- Experience with EMR and efficiency in completing EMR notes within 48 hours
Why Work at AbsoluteCare?
At AbsoluteCare, we serve the most vulnerable individuals in America. These are our neighbors, people who are at higher risk for disease or who have multiple, complex, chronic illnesses. Often, they deal with an unequal healthcare system and wind up seeking basic care from emergency rooms. We take these patients out of those spaces and turn them into members: people who are entitled to some of the best, most focused care this country has to offer.
We call this “care beyond medicine.” We have turned the doctor’s office into a comprehensive care center. Here, we surround our members with a core care team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and medical assistants who have the time and skills to get to know our members’ needs. We make the most important services available to our members under one roof. This includes a pharmacy, X-rays, a blood lab, nutrition services, urgent care, and much more.
We don’t stop at our four walls. We engage members in the communities where we all live to find the people who need us most. Through these community care teams, we remove the barriers to healthcare that so many people face daily. And it works.
Our unique care is guided by our core values of accountability, caring, trust, and teamwork. We call it ACT2.
AbsoluteCare, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
EEO Employer Verbiage: AbsoluteCare, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.