The Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) - Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) serves as behavioral health provider within the Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) in the UAMS primary care clinics. This position is responsible for providing direct patient/family care, as well as engaging in program development and interdisciplinary team development and additional departmental duties. The BHCs function as an integrated member of the PCMH and assist in managing the overall health of the enrolled population through improved recognition, treatment, and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and psychosocial aspects of medical conditions.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Completes brief consultations with individuals, couples and/or family consultation with patients, including: functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis;
Administers and interprets brief objective symptom measures;
Provides psychoeducation for patients and their support systems;
Provides medication adherence counseling and disease self-management counseling;
Demonstrates competency in providing cognitive-behavioral and other evidence-based/evidence-informed brief interventions to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health, substance abuse, and chronic/acute physical health problems in a primary care setting.
Consults with healthcare team members to enhance understanding of the patient, provides decision support for treatment planning, and assists in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
Coordination of Care
Coordinates care of patients with health care team members.
Coordinates with UAMS staff and community to provide clinical referrals to behavioral health providers.
Is immediately available to the health care team during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency.
Education, Development and Outreach
Assists in provider, resident and staff training and education in the integrated behavioral health-primary care model.
Develops/facilitates evidence-based treatment or psychoeducational groups as appropriate to patient/family needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.