Posted 6 days ago
Collaborative Care Mental Health Clinician
University Health Network - Northfield, VT
JOB SUMMARY:

The Collaborative Care Mental Health Clinician (CCMHC) is an integral member and provider of a patient's medical and mental health care team. This role is weighted toward direct clinical care with 90% of the interactions being face-to-face patient care. The role serves as the cornerstone of the team consisting of a patient, the patient's primary care provider, and a psychiatric consultant. The CCMHC also contributes to the learning, growth, and service provision of the larger Collaborative Care Psychiatry team.

The CCMHC is responsible for providing triage, clinical assessment, direct diagnosis of mental health disorders in conjunction with DSM, ICD-10 and Collaborative Care and/or Psychotherapy codes, psychoeducation to patients and primary care providers, care coordination, case management, direct evidence-based psychotherapy, treatment plan formulation and updates, crisis coordination, and relapse prevention planning.

The CCMHC is responsible for leading regular case consultation with their partner psychiatric consultant and monitoring a caseload of assigned patients. They are also responsible for proactively identifying patients who would benefit from their services via available population health measures.

The CCMHC is responsible for oversight of a registry which serves as both a clinical tool (e.g. monitoring risk scores and patient outcomes) as well as a programmatic tool (e.g. monitoring service utilization and programmatic outcomes).

The locations we are looking to cover are CVMC Green Mountain Family Practice (Northfield), CVMC Integrative Medicine (Montpelier), CVMC Family Medicine (Berlin) and CVMC Pediatric Primary Care (Berlin).

EDUCATION:

Must have the necessary education (Master's degree minimum). Mental Health Counselor license, Social Worker license, or Marriage and Family Therapist license required.

PREFERRED::

Training in acute crisis intervention

Training in suicide risk assessment and symptom reduction

Training and experience in CBT/DBT approach to mental health symptom reduction or alleviation

Additional clinical certifications and skills in specific clinical specialties are welcomed

Familiarity with psychotropic medications and their role in treatment

Experience with co-occurring disorders (including substance use disorder and medical complications)

EXPERIENCE:

At least 3 years direct clinical experience post-masters in a medical or mental health setting providing individual, family and/or group psychotherapy preferred. Currently licensed in State of Vermont and/or State of New York as independent therapist depending on service area.

STRONGLY PREFERRED:

Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team (including experience with integrated behavioral health care models including Collaborative Care).