The Sr. Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health has responsibility for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Collaborative Care model at Circle the City. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care within the clinic and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the clinic under the general direction of the Medical Director. The Sr. Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health functions as a core member of the Collaborative Care Team which involves the patient’s primary care provider, a psychiatric consultant, and, when appropriate, other mental health providers in the primary care clinic. The Sr. Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health also provides administrative and clinical supervision for mental health and supportive services staff. The Sr. Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health will assist leadership in identifying gaps and opportunities related to expanding mental health and substance abuse services.
Great benefits with full medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a 3% match, STD, LTD, Life, EAP, paid PTO (14 days accrued per year), and paid Sick days (5 days accrued per year).
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient’s primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
- Completes assessment of patients to determine presence and extent of mental health issues and substance abuse, documents assessment, and makes treatment recommendations based on assessment with input from others treating patient.
- Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
- Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
- Provides behavioral health consulting to individuals and families. This may include brief interventions (e.g. Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing), individual, family or group education and/or coordinating referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity.
- Participate in regularly scheduled psychiatric consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s PCP. Attend other relevant meetings and training as required.
- Provide administrative and clinical supervision to integration team (includes LCSWs, Substance Abuse Specialist and Community Health Workers).
- Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local, state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
- Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
- Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
- Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
- Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
- Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
- Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
- Working knowledge of evidence-based psycho-social treatments for common mental health disorders, when appropriate.
- Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Interviewing, SBIRT, Behavioral Action), when appropriate.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, electronic health records systems and computer systems applications (MS Office, PowerPoint, Chrome etc.).
- Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving and data driven decision-making.
- Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling or Doctorate in Psychology required.
- Must possess Arizona BBHE licensure (LCSW, LPC) or Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners licensure.
- Approved Arizona BBHE clinical supervisor or able to complete requirements to become approved within three months of hire.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
- Two years of experience working in the health care field.
- At least two years’ management experience.
- Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
- Requires a current Arizona Driver’s License.
Occasionally means .25 to 2.5 hours per day
Frequently equates to – 2.5 to 5.5 hours per day
Continuously means >5.5 hours per day
Physical and Mental Requirements:
- Handle high levels or stress
- Sit frequently
- Lift or carry from 0 to 100 pounds occasionally
- Walk frequently
- Drive occasionally
- Bend or stoop frequently
- Use hands to push or pull occasionally
- Fine manipulation continually
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience.
Job Type: Full-time