Behavioral Health Consultant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
June 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full-Time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Family Medicine-411601

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 05/12/2023 Application Deadline 06/02/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Behavioral Health Consultant Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 20055694 Vacancy ID NF0006970 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Education/Experience Proposed Start Date 06/19/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) will work at the UNC Family Medicine Center and will provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients with effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals. The BHC will evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions, actively participate in meetings that support UNC Family Medicine's integrated health care goal to provide comprehensive care for clients. The BHC will assist in the detection of at risk patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease and provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.

This position operates as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) on the medical team utilizing the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of care. Acting as a generalist, the BHC sees patients of all ages and with wide ranging medical, behavioral health and behaviorally influenced conditions. As a fully integrated member of the primary care team, the BHC provides episodic behavioral health services and interventions to a high volume of patients.

The BHC's additional responsibilities will include teaching residents, faculty, patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques, monitor behavioral health program outcomes, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement, participate in development and administration of data and measures to assess multiple outcomes, to include patient and provider satisfaction, institutional and provider fidelity to the model, patient health outcomes, etc.

This is a partially grant-funded position. The BHC will be a primary member of the grant team and serve as a teacher to resident physicians who will work alongside the BHC during their clinical rotations within the Patient Center Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of integrated care. The BHC will serve as a subject matter expert for medical practitioners and provide real-time education and feedback for Family Medicine residents on their screening, assessment and treatment skills. The BHC will support Family Medicine residents and faculty in building referral and interprofessional care skills, as well as independence around screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health issues.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or professional-level background in sponsored research administration, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Master's level licensed mental health professional with active North Carolina license or license eligible: PsyD/PhD/LCSW/LPC
  • Excellent working knowledge of PCBH and/or integrated behavioral health and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Prior experience or strong interest in pursuing training in primary care behavioral health
  • Experience with psychiatric crisis management and safety assessments
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW)
  • Experience working in an integrated primary care work environment
  • Experience using Electronic Medical Records – Epic preferred
  • Experience with chronic disease
  • Experience working across the lifespan/all ages
  • Knowledge of program development & assessment
  • Interest in training family physician residents and other mental health learners
  • Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

    Not Applicable.

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    Posting Contact Information

    Department Contact Name and Title Nick McBride, HR Consultant

    Department Contact Telephone or Email nickmc[email protected] Office of Human Resources Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected] Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • Describe your knowledge of PCBH and/or integrated behavioral health and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you able to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions?
  • Yes
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