Christiana Care Health System is seeking a Full Time Behavioral Health Consultant to provide comprehensive care and case management for the outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse programs. They will function as a member of the clinical team through collaboration, assessment, education, individual therapy, group therapy and referrals to appropriate treatment. The Behavioral Health Consultant will provide care coordination in the outpatient setting, employ clinical assessment skills, and assist high risk populations in managing psycho-social determinants of health that negatively impact their social, emotional and physical well-being.
***Must be able to work some evenings. The position will start out in Wilmington however; it will be based in the Concord, PA Health Office***
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide psychological care appropriate for the behavioral health and substance abuse populations. This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally-specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Gathers and assesses information regarding the patient's physical needs, insurance coverage, mental status, family support system, financial resources, and available community and governmental resources. Employs assessment to develop a comprehensive care management plan that will address the needs identified.
Work with the patient, family, staff, physicians, and other members of the health care team to provide care coordination.
Demonstrates the ability to provide highly-skilled behavioral health consultation to the clinical team.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and community partners as appropriate.
Develops group support and therapy activity as appropriate for outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse programs, and as needed within the Christiana Care Health System.
Completes mandatory CCHS education and maintain licensure in area of specialty.
Demonstrates responsibility in maintaining established productivity levels.
Demonstrates knowledge of patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.
Actively involved in identifying opportunities and implementing strategies to improve performance that impact the patient population.
Identifies service gaps pertaining to patients' psychosocial needs and plans programs that address the psychosocial needs of patients.
Develops and provides patient education as appropriate.
Maintains collaborative relationship with mental health/substance use/disorder treatment providers to maintain current knowledge of community resources. Meets with providers as needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
One to five years of experience providing direct therapeutic care to behavioral health and substance using populations.
Psychiatric Emergency Assistance Training (PEAT) within twelve (12) months in position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of behavioral health principles including assessment, treatment, diagnosis, consultation and terminology
Knowledge and ability to conduct brief consultative and formal therapies
Ability to utilize effective listening skills and remain empathetic and developing strong working alliances
Ability to procure, clarify, and interpret information on verbal and non-verbal levels
Ability to effectively diffuse conflict and crisis
Ability to work comfortably in groups and milieu.
Knowledge and ability to facilitate a positive, caring, and supportive atmosphere for positive change in all patients.
Ability to set patient goals
Ability to address and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments
Skill in written and oral communication
Knowledge of patients' rights, ethics, and legal issues
Ability to maintain flexibility and emotional stability while working under intense emotional, time and volume pressure.
Internal Number: JR51174
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.