OBJECTIVE/OVERVIEW This position will complete intakes for patients referred to our mental health programs. Mental Health Practitioners work with a wide range of patients and collaborate with therapy, case management, ARMHS, psychiatry, psychology and primary care providers to complete an intake diagnostic assessment and make recommendations and referrals to appropriate services. This position may be filled by clinical trainees from any mental health discipline recognized under the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services rules. These include social work, psychology, professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. CUHCC offers a range of outpatient mental health services to children, families and adults to include diagnostic assessments, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy (group and individual), health behavior assessments and interventions, case management and ARMHS. This position will take an active role in helping to advance the integration of mental health into CUHCC’s full spectrum of services (primary care, dental, care coordination, community-based programs, etc.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PERCENTAGE FOR EACH FUNCTION: 1. Provide outpatient mental health intakes as patients are entering into services (as defined in MN. Dept. of Human Services Provider Manuals) to a range of children and adults. 90% • Conduct diagnostic assessments for all mental health service lines and provide treatment recommendations and referrals. • Engage patient and family in the care delivery model of whole person team based care. • Prepare and complete mandated documentation within specified timelines including diagnostic assessments, safety plan assessments, as well as required screenings (CASII/SDQ, PHQ-9, CAGE, etc.). • Engage patient (and family as appropriate) in psychoeducation in understanding mental illness and understanding the options of treatment recommendations. • Meet mandated annual requirements for continuing education licensing board. • Meet set productivity standards: number of expected clinical encounters. • Organize data and input data into electronic health record according to required competencies set by department. • Participate in quality assurance activities, interdisciplinary case consultation, peer reviews and care collaboration. • Work within an interdisciplinary team. • Comply with licensing board rules and Codes of Ethics. • Meet with supervisor weekly for clinical supervision. • Actively participate in clinical supervision in bring cases to consult on. • Work in conjunction with referral coordinator to schedule services with appropriate services and providers. • Though the focus of the position is on intake Diagnostic Assessments, reassessments will also be schedule to ensure patients are able to maintain services that are assisting in mental health stabilization. • There may be opportunities to have some Psychotherapy, Family Therapy or Group Therapy appointments.
2. Actively participate in quality improvement, education and training opportunities as developed by department.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
MINIMUM/ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS 1. Holds a masters or other graduate degree in one of the mental health professional disciplines from an accredited college/university - OR - BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience - OR - a combination of education and work experience to equal six years; AND is working towards independent licensure as an LICSW, MFT, LPCC, or LPP. 2. Knowledge of community-based resources. 3. Proven ability to establish and maintain positive rapport with a diverse variety of clients and professionals. 4. Commitment to empowering patients to solve their own problems. 5. Demonstrated ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect patient safety. 6. Demonstrated ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits for best practice. 7. Demonstrated ability and willingness to provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, groups, and families. 8. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities. 9. Proven technical writing skills to meet Medicaid documentation requirements. 10. Demonstrated ability to utilize and complete all documentation processes in an electronic billing and health record format in a timely manner. 11. Excellent English written and oral communication skills. 12. Skill and commitment to customer service. 13. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. 14. Respect for and ability to work with a diversity of patients and staff.
Training and experience in evidence-based interventions and health psychology.
Experience as a direct service provider in a multi-disciplinary clinical practice.
Experience in cross-cultural behavioral/mental health service delivery.
Fluency in Somali, or Spanish or any South East Asian language.
Experience in a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC) or a Community Health Care Center.
*CUHCC reserves the right to change or add duties to this position consistent with the job classification. *A criminal background check, CPR certification and a negative TB test is required for this position.
Internal Number: 338816
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