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Behavioral Health Consultant

Amoskeag Health

Amoskeag Health, formerly Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC), is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Now known as The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children and Teens, Child Health Services (CHS) is the original pediatric practice of MCHC dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. In June of 2019, all locations of MCHC consolidated under one name, Amoskeag Health.

Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves over 14,579 patients annually across four locations in Manchester.

Mission
To improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve by providing exceptional care and services that are accessible to all.

Vision
We envision a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed.

Core Values
We believe in:
• Promoting wellness and empowering patients through education
• Fostering an environment of respect, integrity and caring where all people are treated equally with dignity and courtesy
• Providing exceptional, evidence-based and patient-centered care
• Removing barriers so that our patients achieve and maintain their best possible health

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Primary care, preventive care, outreach and enabling services at Amoskeag Health are supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Cluster grant number H80CS00571. This grant provides approximately 15% of total revenue.


Join our dynamic team of Masters-level clinicians in delivering behavioral health services in a fully integrated model of care. You will be part of a committed team of healthcare professionals working in partnership with our diverse patient population to achieve and maintain their best possible health. We are willing to train the right candidate, providing for conference attendance and supervision for licensure, if needed. This is a full-time position working days. Masters degree required.

Provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning as a component of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.  This responsibility includes referrals to other Amoskeag Health staff, community agency referrals, healthcare team collaboration (to include case management/conferencing), and community education/outreach.
 
Responsibilities include the following.

  • Provide comprehensive assessment, consultation, diagnosis, brief intervention of psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals including information and referral, advocacy and case management.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Actively participate in meetings that support Amoskeag Health’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients including consultation with medical staff.
  • 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. 
  • Works collaboratively with primary providers and other involved clinical staff to develop and implement care plans for patients.
  • Teach patients, families, and staff, care prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Prenatal Team:
  • First point of contact for prenatal clients: completes prenatal psychosocial assessment
  • Provides pregnancy counseling (including options counseling).
  • Coordinates case management with Perinatal Nurse Coordinator: assess social factors as they relate to the health of the mother and infant.
  • Provides ongoing case management to prenatal clients in coordination with providers to monitor and stabilize when necessary. May include referrals to community resources for issues like housing, battering, or parenting skills.
  • Short-term counseling.
  • Support group development and facilitation.
  • Maintain accurate, timely documentation in the client’s medical record of all client contacts, case planning and the client’s plan of care.  All documentation in the client’s medical record must be legible and easily understood by anyone who may need to access the record.
  • Research available materials or develop new materials when appropriate that can be used by clients and/or families to reinforce verbal information given by Amoskeag Health staff. (For example: how to apply for Social Security.)
  • Attend all mandatory safety-related and infection control in-services offered.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity of population being served.  Maintains client age-related competencies.
  • Follow all Personnel Policies as described in Employee Orientation Handbook received at the time of employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: September 10, 2019

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