• Licensed Certified Social Worker

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/8/2019 11:01 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE Primary Care Internal Med Ancillary
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    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:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary:  Negotiable



    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. 

    Crisis Intervention

    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.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in social work, or related field, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a therapist with a current license to practice in Arkansas as a Licensed Certified Social Worker;
    • Proven Competency in providing cognitive-behavioral interventions and other evidence-based or evidence-informed brief interventions to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health issues, chronic and acute physical health conditions, and substance abuse problems; 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients, and other behavioral health clinicians.


    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. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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