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Behavioral Health Collaborative Clinician

Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 12, 2024

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General Summary of Position
Job Summary: - -Medstar Health is looking for a Care Manager to join our team at MedStar Medical Group! We are looking for a licensed social worker with effective communication skills, the ability to effectively engage patients in a therapeutic relationship, working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders. and knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders. -The Care Manager functions as a core member of a collaborative care team that involves the patient's primary care provider, psychiatric consultant, and other mental health providers. The Care Manager is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care within the care setting and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the care site. -Join one of the largest healthcare systems in the Baltimore-Washington metro region, also recognized as one of the "Healthiest Maryland Businesses". Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can be your next great career move! - -Primary Duties: -Completes relapse prevention plan with patients who are in remission. Documents patient progress and treatment recommendations in the registry so they can be easily shared with PCPs (Primary Care Physicians), psychiatric consultants, and other treatment providers. Monitors patients in person or by phone for changes in clinical symptoms, treatment side effects, or complications. - -Facilitates patient engagement and follow-up care. Tracks patient follow-up and clinical outcomes. Documents encounter in a registry and use the system to identify and re-engage patients. Facilitates referrals for clinically indicated services outside the primary care clinic such as social services, housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, or substance abuse treatment. Facilitates treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with PCP and psychiatric consultant. This may include changes in medications or psychosocial treatments with appropriate referrals for additional services. - -Participates in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicates resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's primary care provider. Consultations will focus on patients new to treatment or those who are not improving as expected. Supports and closely coordinates mental health care with the patient's primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers. -Provides brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as Behavioral Activation, Problem-Solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments appropriate for primary care settings. Screens and assesses patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Provides basic education and available treatment options. Provides referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated. - - -Qualifications: - -Master's degree in psychology, Social Work, or related field. -BSN or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) with mental health training/certification may be substituted. -Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse and physical health problems. - -Experience screening for common mental health and/or substance use disorders patient assessments and treatment planning Required and -LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical), LMSW (Licensed master's Social Work) or LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor). -PhD in Psychology may be substituted - -1-2 years Related experience in a similar care model preferred
Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Bethesda , Behavioral Health Collaborative Clinician, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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