Social Worker, Behavioral Health Consultant
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Rockford, AL 35136
Accordia Health in Rockford, AL is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
The Social Worker would be a part of our healthcare team whose primary purpose is to work in conjunction with the integrated health services within our clinic in order to provide assessments and diagnosis development to devise a therapeutic treatment plan of healthcare services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
This would be a great job for someone looking for something different, providing services to our patients by helping them clinically as well as improving their overall wellbeing.
Our patients receive the medical services they need through a caring, holistic approach to healthcare delivery by coordinating treatment, medications, referrals, and any other aspect of our patients’ care required to help them maintain wellness. Our employees are using state-of-the art technology, adherence to the highest clinical standards of care, and sound business principles to ensure that our services are provided in a seamless, customer service oriented health system.
This position will be working in an approved site for loan repayment options via National Health Service Corps (NHSC) or Nurse Corps.
The purpose of this role is to provide assessment diagnosis and treatment planning of behavioral health to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.
+ Assist primary health care providers (PCP) in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems
+ Maintains a visible presence to the PCPs during clinic operation hours
+ Assess the clinical status of patients referred by the PCP through brief consultative contacts
+ Is available for same day and scheduled initial consultations with patients referred by PCP
+ Work with primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic emotional and/or health problems efficiently and effectively
+ Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral problems to CMHC or other community resources for specialty MH services
+ Performs brief, limited follow up visits for selected patients
+ Conducts risk assessments as indicated
+ Provides brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for patients.
+ Maintains an up to date library of patient education materials for literacy level and cultural appropriateness.
+ Provides psycho-education for patients during individual and group visits.
+ Evaluate patient care plans with primary care team
+ Provides PCP with same-day verbal feedback on client encounters either in person or by phone
+ Prepares brief consultant notes for the medical chart that explains assessment findings, interventions delivered, ad recommendations to the PCP.
+ Employees must work effectively on a team and communicate respectfully with patients and all staff based on shared goals and mutual respect.
+ Assists in the development of clinical pathways programs, group medical appointments, classes, and behavior focused practice protocols
+ Supports collaboration of PCP and psychiatrists concerning medication protocols
Master of Social Work
Shift/Hours (ex: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30): Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
External Company Name: AltaPointe Health Systems
External Company URL: http://altapointe.org/
Street: 9518 US Hwy 231