Behavioral Health Care Manager (Behavioral Health Therapist) - Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services 14210
The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Behavioral Health Care Manager (Behavioral Health Therapist). This is a new position that will function as a core member of the collaborative care team that includes existing services at the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and WVU Medicine/ Student Health Urgent Care.
This position will be responsible for the coordination of psychiatric and primary care services for WVU students as well as linkages to broadly available services and programs to WVU students across the University, WVU Medicine service lines, and Morgantown community will be emphasized.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Support the mental and physical health care of students on an assigned caseload. Closely coordinate care with the student's s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
Screen and assess students for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care.
Provide student education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and the available patient treatment options.
Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
Provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate.
Provide risk assessment and reduction interventions for students presenting in crisis or with acute distress.
Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals as clinically indicated.
Participate in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the student's medical provider.
Track student's follow up and clinical outcomes. Document in-person and telephone encounters.
Document student's progress and treatment recommendations that is shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers. Facilitate related treatment plan changes for students who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services within and outside of WVU including community resources (e.g., Office of Student Conduct, Accessibility Services, Collegiate Recovery and local mental health and social services).
Develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with student's who have achieved their treatment goals.
Duties will be executed in a timely and professional manner as part of larger treatment team with primary direction from the Carruth Director of Psychiatric Service and Clinical Director as well at the Director of Student Health Urgent Care.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work (MA/MS/MSW).
Five (5) years of experience providing case management and/or short-term counseling individual counseling with adults.
Experience with intake/triage assessment, crisis assessment, stabilization and related disposition of care in outpatient settings, hospital systems and higher level of care.
Case management experience as a case manager or therapist
Experience with screening for common mental health and substance use disorders.
Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health, general medical and substance use disorders when appropriate.
Skills and abilities required to assess and assess and respond to unpredictable clinical presentations and related calls from campus and parent stakeholders in the context of ethical and legal parameters.
Proficiency in use of Electronic Health Record.
Experience with data management and related software.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and affirmative care for all students.
Licensed (or license-eligible) Counselor or Social Worker (LICSW) or Psychologist within 18 months in the State of WV.
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Job Posting: Mar 26, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 198262
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