Berkshire Health Systems Behavioral Health Integration Clinician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Behavioral Health Integration Clinician - Part Time - Day Shift About Us: With its scenic natural beauty, the Berkshires serves as a source of inspiration for many and fosters a unique and vibrant community. Generations of families have come to the Berkshires for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime. Some seek rest and renewal while others seek quality of life and meaning. As the largest employer in Berkshire County, Berkshire Health Systems plays a vital role in the lives of both visitors and residents alike. At Berkshire Health Systems, we know that overall wellness is the result of healthy families, healthy environments, and healthy communities, not just excellent medical care. Therefore, we support our patients beyond the hospital, clinic, or medical office. We recognize that each of our patients has unique needs and challenges. We strive to make each experience with BHS one that is welcoming, personalized, and convenient for the patient. We make connections and promote community services that give patients the tools to live healthier lives. Responsibilities and Requirements Primary Function -A member of the primary care teams within BHS practices who works collaboratively with the primary care team to ensure that the BH care needs of patients are met. -Administration of BH screening measures -Assistance in interpretation of screening results -Provision of brief treatment to patients -Focus on assessment, stabilization, and evidence-based brief treatment -The BHI clinician will see patient over a course of 4-6 sessions. -Patients in need of care beyond the 4-6 sessions will be assisted with referral and connection to an appropriate resource for care in the community -Provides consultation and support to the primary care team re: BH issues that arise in the routine care of primary care patients. -Works closely with a psychiatric provider to assist with patients in need of a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and/or psychotropic medication -Facilitates communication between the psychiatric provider and the primary care team regarding treatment recommendations. Position Qualifications Experience -Three years of experience in psychiatric, community mental health, or health care setting in direct clinical care -Familiarity with evidence-based brief treatment; Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -Prior experience with integration of behavioral health and primary care, wellness, and population health desirable -Experience in providing education on behavioral health topics to patients, families & health care providers is preferred Education and Training -Master?s degree in social work or related clinical healthcare field required. License, Certification & Registration -LICSW - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MA or LHMC Licensed Mental -Health Counselor in MA. -CPR Other Requirements -Ability to administer standardized measures for assessing depression and anxiety baseline scores; use of data registry to monitor progress over time using a treat-to-target approach -Capability to adapt to a brief, solution-focused approach to clinical practice -Knowledge of community and outpatient behavioral health resources -Effective communication skills with patients, family, physicians, ancillary providers -Ability to form rapid engagement and alliance building with patients -Ability to maintain and monitor confidentiality of patient records -Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner Benefits Berkshire Health Systems offers one of the most comprehensive Benefit Plans you can find! This includes but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Pension Plan and much more Berkshire Health Systems supports diversity in our workforce.