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Job Description


TITLE:  Behavioral Health Consultant, LCSW


The Integrated Behavioral Health team includes licensed master’s level and doctoral level providers who are integrated into primary care settings and some specialty care settings.  The Behavioral Health Consultant works together with the Primary Care and Specialty Medicine Providers within clinics and available to the clinic population for brief intervention/assessment services.


The Behavioral Health Consultant, LCSW functions as an integrated member of the care team who assists physicians, advanced practice and other medical staff in managing the overall health of their enrolled populations.  A Behavioral Health Consultant helps improve recognition, treatment and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and psychosocial aspects of medical conditions in enrolled population.  The Behavioral Health Consultant provides consultation services to all patients referred by the care team.

This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.


Plans and provides psychological assessment and diagnosis in a primary care setting with brief psychotherapeutic interventions as needed.

Provides targeted assessment and evaluation, including diagnostic impression and functional status on presenting problem(s).

Timely and succinct feedback to primary care physicians regarding consultation findings and recommendations.

Triaging and referring patients to specialty mental health care when appropriate.

Formulation of behavioral health interventions appropriate to the primary care and specialty setting, and assisting with implementation of physician(s) treatment plans.

Providing brief follow-up, including relapse prevention and education.

Developing, teaching, and providing oversight for classes that promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and physical health.

Providing ongoing consultation services for a sub-set of patients who require ongoing monitoring and follow up (e.g. continuity consultations).

Sharing knowledge with other team members and patients both formally (in-services, consult responses) and informally (hallway conversations).

Working as a medical team member to develop specific clinical pathways or best practice programs for targeted patient groups (chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity etc.).

Plans, develops, and implements groups and other services for mental health needs.

Develops behavioral health programs to meet the needs of the changing organization and changes in health care delivery.

Active member of the multi-disciplinary team within the clinic, providing team-based care.

Document all patient care in the proper form and in a timely manner in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.

Delivers first rate customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, and is timely, efficient and accurate, and courteous.

Be familiar with the St. Charles Medical Group organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by St. Charles Medical Group administration.

Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.

Maintain active privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties.

Increase understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community regarding provider’s chosen specialty.

Participate in St. Charles Medical Group provider meetings and assist in policy formation for St. Charles Medical Group and provider practice.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Provide a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.  This includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, spending time with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and using skillful communications (appropriate touch, eye contact, etc.).

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Must maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by St. Charles Health System Board of Directors.


Required: Masters of Social Work.


Required: Oregon licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) (or the ability to become licensed as a LCSW in Oregon prior to starting employment if currently licensed in another state).  Ability to become credentialed with insurers (meets all attestation requirements).

Valid driver’s license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements.

Preferred: Membership with applicable state/national organization.


Required:    N/A

Preferred:   Experience with medical populations and LCSW post licensure experience.


Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.


Possess basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access).

This position is an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant position located in LaPine Family Care Clinic working in the PCBH model. This position requires an LCSW licensure.
Typical pay range: $32.34 – $48.75
*This position qualifies for the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program.

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