The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) works in a consultative role alongside Primary Care Providers, providing behavioral health assessments and interventions to primary care patients. The BHC is an integral member of the primary care team whose role is to help address a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs in the primary care patient population. The BHC aids in early identification and provides brief, solution-focused interventions that promote wellness and prevention for as many patients as possible. The BHC provides same-day consultative services to primary care providers and patients for a broad array of behavioral health issues in the form of assessment, brief interventions, and triage of psychosocial problems in the clinic patient population.
This position requires advanced skills in conducting brief assessments using a biopsychosocial model and delivering brief evidence-based interventions including psychoeducation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Problems Solving Therapy, Behavioral Activation and other short-term solution-focused interventions. The goal is to improve overall health and quality of life of patients with a variety of physical, emotional, and behavioral needs. The BHC work also includes providing curbside consultations to primary care providers and providing recommendations to the primary care team to enhance the patient's care plan. When indicated, the BHC may also work with patients for a limited number of follow-up sessions to provide ongoing skills training and coaching to improve health and functioning. The BHC will also triage patients and help ensure smooth coordination of care with community partners for patients who require more intensive specialty services not provided in the primary care clinic.
Work schedule: The psychologist will work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Call expectation: There are no call expectations for this position.
Work location: The psychologist primary work location will be the Center for Women’s Health in Redmond, Oregon. Other locations may be added as patient and business needs dictate.
- Competitive Salary
- Five weeks of clinic time off upon hire
- $3,000 annual CME Allowance
- Comprehensive health, dental, vision and retirement benefits
- Relocation assistance
- Required: Experience in clinical psychology setting.
- Preferred: Experience with in Primary Care Behavioral Health program or medical setting.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university.
- Successful completion of an accredited doctorate program in psychology.
- Successful completion of Psychology Internship
- Successful completion of Psychology Residency
- Experience in clinical psychology setting.
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About St. Charles:
St. Charles Health System is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the vision of creating America’s healthiest community, together. With four hospitals, 31 clinics and 275 employed providers, St. Charles Health System is the largest provider of health care in Central Oregon.
St. Charles Bend is Oregon's only Level II Trauma Center east of the Cascades. Our medical centers in Bend, Redmond, Madras and Prineville are accredited by The Joint Commission. More than 800+ medical staff members make it possible for St. Charles to deliver a wide range of excellent care in a compassionate, healing environment.
About Central Oregon:
The Central Oregon high desert is an abundant oasis for outdoor adventurers of all types. Whether you like to hike, paddle, cycle, fish, golf, ski or hunt, the incredible diversity that the High Desert offers is extraordinary. To top it off, this diverse wonderland provides an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With over 31 craft breweries, award-winning restaurants and an abundance of entertainment options, you’ll surely never run out of things to do. Central Oregon has a laid-back vibe that is family friendly and focused on work-life balance. Our schools continuously receive high ratings and OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College are two big perks for residents looking to encourage their children to pursue higher education without leaving the sunshine and pine-scented air. Additionally, Central Oregon boasts a wonderful regional airport located in nearby Redmond.