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Behavioral Health Consultant

Apply Job ID 10513197 Date posted 01/11/2019

Summit Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Northern NJ, is comprised of 500+ physicians and providers from all medical specialties and offering a 250,000 sq ft main outpatient campus that includes physician offices, laboratory services, imaging, urgent care, and ambulatory surgery centers. SMG also has 50+ satellite office locations throughout NJ.

To help meet the needs of the medical group's primary care patients who may suffer from medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and co-occurring mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, addiction, etc.), Summit Medical Group is implementing an Integrated Behavioral Health program (IBH).

The goal of the IBH program is to treat behavioral health conditions within the primacy care setting as a full member of the health care team. The Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician will help deliver a coordinated, multi-disciplinary treatment approach that is aimed at identifying and treating behavioral health issues. These interventions will also have the goal of improving the patient's overall health, decreasing the negative impact of mental health conditions on health and decreasing the total cost of health care.

Responsibilities include the following administered within the primary care environment:

  • Providing assessments and evaluations on patients in a primary care setting for mental health and behavioral health issues
  • Administering standardized screening tools to identify clients with mental health and/or substance abuse problems
  • Providing treatment recommendations and treatment guidance and follow-up to the primary care physician and/or specialist
  • Providing brief treatment interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation. etc.)
  • Educating patients in self-management skills
  • Referring patients to internal and external resources
  • Monitoring "at risk" patients to ensure treatment follow-up
  • Developing and providing group treatment protocols or psycho-educational classes for co-morbid health and psychological conditions (i.e. depression and diabetes)
  • Participating as a full member of the healthcare team

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