Behavioral Health Care Manager - Full Time Position
Group of primary care outpatient private practices located on the North Shore of Boston. Seeking an experienced, Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with individuals from all age groups.
The Behavioral Health Care Manager is a core member of the Collaborative Care Model team CoCM). The manager is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload along with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (sample)
Support the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload. Closely coordinate care with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
Provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate.
Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes using a registry. Document in-person and telephone encounters in the registry and use the system to identify and re-engage patients. Registry functions can be accomplished through an EHR build, on a spreadsheet used in conjunction with an EHR, or can be built into a stand-alone clinical management tracking system that may or may not be linked to an EHR.
Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in EHR and other required systems so as to be shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers.
Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the medical provider and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
Develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
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