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Behavioral Health Consultant - Pediatric & Women's Health


Behavioral Health Consultant – Pediatric and Women’s Health

Summary:  Provide high quality assessment, intervention, and consultation within an integrated pediatric and women’s health clinic. This behavioral health consultant will provide brief, targeted diagnostic assessment and intervention within an interdisciplinary team. Focus on providing rapid access to high quality and evidence-based interventions to address a broad range of mental health concerns as well as engage patients and families in prevention, wellness promotion, and at-risk intervention. Ideal candidates enjoy a fast-paced work environment and have advanced experience with underserved children, adults, and families experiencing complex concerns. Ideal candidates have training in the impact of trauma on the development of children and are passionate about providing treatment to better support trauma-impacted youth and families.

About Cherokee Health Systems:  The mission of CHS is to provide quality of life thought the integration of primary care, behavioral health, and substance use treatment and prevention. CHS is a FQHC and the largest employer of psychologists in East Tennessee.  CHS is a nationally recognized leader in the practice of integrated care.  We are committed to a high standard of excellence in the service of low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations.

Responsibilities: Include the following. 

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Comply with applicable code of ethics (by discipline – NASW, APA, ACA) 
  • Comply with Cherokee Health Systems’ privacy, security, and confidentiality policies
  • Actively engages in clinical supervision with designated supervisor and/or mentor
  • Actively participate in meetings that support Cherokee Health Systems’ integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients
  • Performs initial intake evaluation by interviewing patient to obtain information concerning their problems and functioning and reviewing relevant screeners
  • Collaborates with pediatric and women’s health providers and other team members to develop a comprehensive and unified treatment plan to address patient needs
  • Provides evidence informed interventions to assist patient and the interdisciplinary team in managing symptoms and improved functioning
  • Monitors symptoms and functioning, response to care plan, and need for revisions to care plan based on readiness to change, social and contextual factors, and level of engagement 
  • Communicates and collaborates with community entities serving children and families, including schools
  • Engages patients in services in person and via telehealth 
  • Completes documentation in EHR same day or within 24 hours per CHS’ Documentation Policy 
  • Is available for crisis assessment and management 
  • Follows CHS ‘ Compliance policies and procedures, including reporting of abuse and/or neglect
  • Collaborates with other care providers concerning patients and families
  • Maintains highest quality patient care by providing a safe environment through ethical and professional conduct 
  • Supports CHS’ organizational mission and initiatives, including quality improvement, assurance, and patient safety and risk management processes  
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

Education/Experience: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA approved program, Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling. 

Certificates and Licenses: Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as Licensed Psychologist with HSP designation in state of Tennessee, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor. 

Communication Skills:

Ability to provide brief, target assessment of DSM5 diagnoses, tailor discussion of evidence-based treatment options to the individual needs of the patients and providers, and to respond effectively and sensitively to a broad range of patient and family concerns. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with relevant outside entities regarding patient and family needs.

Computer Skills:
 To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software, and Spreadsheet software. Ideal candidates would have experience with concurrent documentation during clinical care.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise psychology, social work, and/or school therapy students. Supervision depends on clinician, location, and experience.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk, or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

· Work is performed indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office setting.

· Requires ability to distinguish between letters, numbers and symbols.

· Requires a normal range of vision.

· Requires awareness of personal limitations and flexibility.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

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