This job is 24 hours/week.
·Receives “warm hand-offs” for patients with behavioral health needs presenting for a medical appointment. Reviews skills, connects to resources, educates patients on Mental illness/Chemical Dependency disorders and treatment, and discusses care plans, as appropriate.
·Supports psychotropic medication management prescribed by Provider, focusing on treatment adherence, attention to side effects, and effectiveness of treatment
·Calls patients who miss behavioral health appointments to check in and address any barriers. Follows up by phone or letter with at-risk patients to help keep them connected to resources
·Shares communication between NHS providers and outside providers to facilitate and improve continuity of care. Makes referrals to outside providers as appropriate. Calls patients who have been referred to behavioral health resources to schedule appointments and to improve follow-up.
·Documents patient care and patient communications in the electronic medical record
·Creates and develops relationships with community providers to promote availability of affordable behavioral health resources not provided by NHS
·Maintains up-to-date information in a statewide Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder database for incoming referrals.
·Bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields including but not limited to social work and psychology from an accredited college or university
·At least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness
·Experience in a primary care setting preferred
·Team care model experience, patient-centered care philosophy, experience in providing care in multicultural practice setting preferred
·Proficient in use of computer hardware and software to document clinical care, and in use of Microsoft office applications
o assessment, planning, implementation and care coordination in mental health
o standards for care/treatment plan development
o patient rights principles
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age (over 40), marital status or status with regard to public assistance.
Why Work Here?Neighborhood HealthSource is a federally qualified health center, operating three primary care clinics in the neighborhoods of North and Northeast Minneapolis for almost 50 years. Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by providing quality health care services that are affordable and accessible. Clinic services include basic and preventive health care for adults and children, screenings and immunizations, minor procedures, chronic disease management, mental health counseling and maternity and newborn care. NHS also provides various community outreach programs, focused on cancer, diabetes and STD prevention and family planning. NHS provides medical care to patients at tens of thousands of visits a year, including a half-million dollars of subsidized care to individuals in need. Fremont Clinic - Central Clinic - North Metro - Sheridan Clinic – Providing health care with a heart, close to home! More at www.neighborhoodhealthsource.org
Collegial work environment, work-life balance, competitive salary and benefits, small employer