About the Position

Location

Topeka, KS

Essential Role

This position is primarily responsible for providing behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.

Salary

Dependent on Experience

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Associate Executive Officer

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals
  • Evaluate crises and apply appropriate interventions
  • Actively participate in meetings that support GraceMed’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
  • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease
  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders
  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques
  • Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions

Experience & Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree required in Social Work
  • Licensed in the State of Kansas as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) or a Licensed Psychologist
  • Prefer at least 1 year of experience practicing as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
  • Excellent working knowledge of medical and mental health conditions

Qualifications

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computers, copiers, and other standard office equipment
  • Ability to work independently, organize, monitor, and adjust work as necessary to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems
  • Demonstrated, strong problem solving and decision making skills in past-paced environment
  • Ability to strongly embrace and personify the mission and values of GraceMed with socio-economic and cultural sensitivity in mind
  • Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during stressful situations
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions

Work Environment & Schedule

Working Conditions

Medical office setting. Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, and lifting (up to 50lbs.) may be required. Interaction with physicians, patients and other office personnel. May involve contact with angry, upset or ill persons. May involve potential exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous substances. Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to interface with computer. Must have auditory acuity to handle phone calls.

Work Schedule

Normal schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., schedule may vary.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995).

Confidentiality

As an employee of GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc., you are bound by principles of medical ethics. You have both a legal and moral obligation to protect the privacy of our patients. In the course of your work, you will have access to confidential information regarding patients, and/or the practices’ confidential business. It is essential that you refrain from any discussions regarding personal information about a patient, a patient’s condition, a patient’s finances, proprietary company information, and/or the practices’ confidential business with any third person. This includes, but is not limited to, other employees, your spouse, family or friends.

Confidentiality is so important that any breach of this policy will be considered grounds for termination. Review and signature of the Agreement is a condition of employment. Successful skills testing, drug screening, and a background check are required for employment.

How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to Ellen Miller at elmiller@gracemed.org, or you may mail it to GraceMed HR, 1615 SW 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66606.