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Cornell Health is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
Cornell Health's Medical Department aims to provide collaborative, innovative, vibrant, holistic clinical care for patients' biopsychosocial needs. We offer services with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, encouraging each team member to utilize their professional skills and personal compassion to care for an individual's needs. We aspire to provide care as a Patient Centered Medical Home, a model of primary care tailored to the urgent and long-term needs of each person. We care for any person with any problem and welcome all members of our diverse community to our team and services. Cornell Health, by organizational necessity, requires collaborative and attitudinal skills that foster enthusiasm, professional and personal growth, cooperation, mutually respectful communication, flexibility, initiative and adaptability.
As a member of an integrated health team reporting through Medical Services, the Behavioral Health Consultant will:
Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for behavioral and psychological/psychiatric concerns and/or disorders presenting in primary care.
Assess needs of primary care providers related to behavioral health services.
Facilitate appropriate referrals to specialty care, traditional counseling services, campus services, community services and/or providers.
Provide effective treatment planning to assist clients in successfully achieving goals.
Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
Provide walk-in behavioral health services as needed.
Provide Saturday coverage and after-hours on-call service for the Counseling and Psychological Services department as needed/assigned.
Actively participate in meetings that support the Cornell Health's collaborative health care model to provide collaborative care for students.
Compile or develop educational materials to support effective brief interventions.
Serve as liaison between medical and counseling departments as needed.
Provide clinical supervision and mentorship to Psychology/Social Work trainees participating in CAPS/BHC training programs as needed/assigned. Participate in relevant trainee recruitment, training and evaluation activities as indicated.
Participate in Quality Improvement and peer-review activities specific to the Behavioral Health department as indicated or assigned.
Work under the clinical and administrative supervision of the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health.
This is a full-time, 11 month position. This position is OSHA category BBP1; TB1; ERG2. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent field or Doctorate in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions.
Licensed or Licensed-eligible in NYS. If applicable, licensed required within one year of initial hire date.
Interest in development of additional knowledge of behavioral interventions related to medical conditions.
Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of behavioral conditions.
Ability to adapt to pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team
Strong communication skills, including consistent follow up with medical providers.
Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.
Familiarly with Point and Click or other electronic health record system.
CPR-BLS level certification required within one year of employment and maintained biannually.
Two or more years of direct patient care experience.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
Ability to collaborate with varying professional disciplines.
Comfort with concurrent documentation practices.
Experience with the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model or work within an interdisciplinary medical setting.
Training in evidence-based brief interventions.
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