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Behavioral Health Provider - CAC preferred

at Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted: 10/21/2019
Job Reference #: 43556

Job Description

Title:Behavioral Health Provider - CAC preferred
Department Location:Pain & Wellness Center 340 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers. We provide primary care services (medical, dental and behavioral healthcare) through 26 outpatient health centers in El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert, and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong “Hospitality” culture. Our organization has over 800 employees and serves 90,000 patients in the Pikes Peak & East Central Plains region. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Job Summary (Essential Functions)

PVCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center which strives to provide a whole person healthcare model, which includes medical, dental, and integrated behavioral health providers. This model utilizes brief visits for a wide variety of psychosocial issues that present to our centers. Behavioral Health Providers (BHPs) provide consultative assessments and short-term, follow-up interventions, while working with primary care and dental providers, as well as other members of an integrated care team. BHPs collaboratively develop and implement intervention or treatment plans using evidence-based, solution or problem-focused strategies.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultative, psychosocial education, diagnostic assessment, and treatment services to patients with physical and/or mental health, substance abuse diagnoses, and co-morbid conditions
  • Applies behavioral principles and other principles of change for prevention, wellness, and health behavior change
  • Assists in the management of the psychosocial aspects of acute and chronic medical conditions, as well as co-managing mental disorders and life stressors
  • Performs assessments of patient’s psychosocial needs and together with the patient, health/dental provider, and other members of the integrated care team assists in developing appropriate care plans
  • Provides consultant services to medical and dental providers based on an integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultation (PCBH) model utilizing co-visits (i.e.warm handoffs) and short-term, behavioral health 30 minute follow-ups
  • Evaluates and/or revises care plan, as indicated, with appropriate documentation in medical EHR and communicates this to relevant inter-disciplinary team members
  • Knowledge of the common factors and able to form therapeutic relationships with patients through collaborative goal setting. Monitors and tracks outcomes of delivered follow-up services with appropriate assessment/outcome measures
  • Maintains all required EHR documentation on each patient served to ensure coordinated patient services and to help document behavioral health services
  • Maintains organization and patient confidentiality (e.g. HIPPA knowledge)
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary by supervisors
  • Sustains productivity expectations established by supervisor


Education/Credentials/Formal Training:

  • Minimal master’s degree in clinical social work
  • Currently licensed in the State of Colorado to practice
  • CAC I or higher preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in working with medically underserved populations
  • Preferred experience in a medical or health care environment

Competencies & Talents:

  • Mission minded and commitment to quality care
  • Team oriented
  • Self-starter and flexible
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrates clear and concise communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Generalist skills, broad knowledge base, knowledge of evidence-based treatments, and experience with diverse populations and developmental ages (as appropriate to position opening)

Physical Demands

Frequent standing and walking, occasional long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and frequent fine motor skills. Looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, hearing within normal range. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace an an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

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