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Behavioral Health Consultant - Pediatrics

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.


At Amoskeag Health we envision a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and a tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed. Join our team of committed professionals who make that vision a reality every day!

We're looking for a Behavioral Health Consultant to work with children and families in an integrated primary care safety-net setting. You will conduct comprehensive behavioral health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions with patients as part of the provider team that is the foundation of each patient's medical home. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with providers and participate in population health activities that target the health and wellbeing of people living throughout the Greater Manchester area.  

 

Why our employees choose to work at Amoskeag Health:

  • A challenging and exciting team-focused environment
  • A diverse workforce – over 40 languages spoken among staff
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package
  • A healthy work-life balance and flexible hours
  • Employee engagement and development
  • Supervision hours towards licensure provided.

Responsibilities and Authorities:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions to pediatric patients and their families served in an integrated primary care health clinic.
  • Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist them in adjusting to life, making changes and overcoming dependencies.
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assist patients to set and work toward goals to improve physical and psychosocial functioning.
  • Provide crisis intervention, crisis management, and safety planning services as appropriate,
  • Provide patients with linkages to community services and supports.
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating to develop treatment plans and to co-manage care of patients.
  • Provide consultation to medical providers and other team members as needed.
  • Contribute to data collection and reports as requested by supervisor.
  • Manage a caseload size adequate to generate 62.5% in billable services per week (for a M-F employee this is equal to 5 visits per day).
  • Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in EHR and other required systems to be shared with medical providers and other interdisciplinary team members.
  • Submit billing, clinical, and other related documentation within five days of the provided service.
  • Actively participate in meetings that support Amoskeag Health’s integrated model of care.
  • Learn about new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of the treatment issues concerning children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in an integrated health setting preferred.
  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments and to provide brief, targeted interventions in a fast-paced primary care setting.
  • Is comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and has strong communication skills.
  • Maintains strong knowledge of community resources and agencies and how to use them to support patients’ needs related to physical and psychosocial health and wellness.
  • Must be able to work flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems; to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.  Excellent listening skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and the technical acuity to learn and master other technology solutions, including an EHR.
  • In addition, the individual must possess this knowledge, and these skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the primary functions of the job using some other combination of skills and abilities with or without reasonable accommodations.  They will possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the primary functions of the job.
    1. Physical requirements include ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; pick, pinch, type or otherwise work primarily with fingers; stand for sustained periods of time and move about on foot to accomplish tasks; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; apply pressure to an object with fingertips; sustain substantial movement of wrists, hands and/or fingertips.
    2. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
    3. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discrimination in sound.
    4. Ability to exert up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, punch, pull, or otherwise move objects. Primary functions involve sitting, as well as stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, walking, particularly for long distances, and standing for sustained periods of time.
    5. Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal operation, extensive reading, and visual perception involving small parts/defects.
    6. Excellent written, verbal communication and social skills.
    7. Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.
    8. Ability to transport self to meetings, events and affiliated vendors.
    9. Based on the mental requirements of the position, please see the below the ADA statement that best fits the position:

Requires the ability to plan and perform a wide variety of duties requiring general knowledge of policies and procedures. Requires considerable judgment to work independently toward general results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions, making decisions based on precedent and policy.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: September 2, 2021

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