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Sanford Health Integrated Health Counselor or Therapist - LMSW LCSW LPC LPCC - West Fargo Clinic - FT Days in West Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: West Fargo Clinic
Location: West Fargo, ND
Address: 1220 Sheyenne St, West Fargo, ND 58078, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The Integrated Health Therapist (IHT) serves patients as an integral member of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) or Primary Care Clinic (PCC) and is dedicated to helping patients get well and stay well within an inter-professional environment. The IHT is an important resource for patients and team members for issues related to mental and behavioral health, chemical health, and psychosocial aspects of health and disease, and lifestyle management to support optimal patient functioning. The Integrated Health Therapist (LCSW or LPCC) has a solid understanding of human behavior; will be familiar with legal issues, ethical issues, insurance regulations and protocols for proper referral or application for various programs related to behavioral health. The incumbent must also be knowledgeable in medical care and emergency services and typical operations of ambulatory care centers. Must be comfortable providing coverage across all potential age populations and patients with co-morbid medical conditions. Commitment to an inter-professional environment and recognition of a bio-psychosocial conceptualization of patient health concerns is necessary. Must also possess skills that promote excellence in communication, flexibility, team-based care and decision making.

The Integrated Health Therapist (LCSW or LPCC) conducts behavioral health services in a primary care clinic setting by providing diagnostic assessment, onsite crisis assessment and intervention, determining need for ongoing care according to level of clinical ability, medical and psychosocial complexity. The IHT is competent in multiple counseling modalities (ranging from very brief to long-term), making appropriate referrals, and providing educational services across the continuum of care. The IHT follows up with referrals to specialty care and ensures those patients are receiving appropriate behavioral health management. Serves as the primary team consultant to promote understanding of the relationship between health and psychological/behavioral factors and promote this understanding to patients, families, other team members and the community. Takes active leadership in universal health screening for behavioral and chemical health conditions that negatively impact overall health and wellness and works collaboratively with other team members to ensure quality delivery of care. Provides education and training to staff regarding management of behavioral emergency situations and current behavioral health information and how this interacts with overall health. Delivers empirically validated, short-term behavioral health care services (assessment, consultation, diagnosis, and treatment) to ambulatory primary care patients via both traditional face-to-face visits and innovative care delivery models such as telehealth when necessary.

The Integrated Health Therapist (LCSW or LPCC) works closely with other PCMH or PCC team members to address psychosocial and cultural elements of health and disease pertinent to the patient's ability to manage their acute and chronic conditions and appreciate other factors that influence health care (developmental, economic, familial, religious, etc.) and wellness. Assists the team in effectively managing populations of patients, tracking costs and quality associated with innovative integrated care models, and implementing the highest standards of behavioral health care. Systemically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of behavioral health care and actively participates in quality improvement activities. Documents in a responsible, accountable and ethical manner to promote safe, reliable patient centered care. Participates in a population health management approach to health care by thinking broadly and innovatively and leveraging multiple resources to assist with direct care of patients with both medical and co-morbid behavioral conditions.

Credentialing through the Allied Health Staff of the organization where you will be working will be required.

Sign-on bonus available

Department Details

The Department of Family Medicine is a growing group of clinics across the community. This position is part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, care managers, and nursing. We provide direct patient care for all stages of life and have a very family focused approach to care.

Sign-on Bonus Available

Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred. License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice.

This position may be filled by an Integrated Health Therapist or Integrated Health Counselor.

In North Dakota, must have one of the following to practice as an Integrated Health Therapist:

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

In North Dakota, must have one of the following to practice as an Integrated Health Counselor:

  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)

In some states, will consider candidates seeking licensure by reciprocity in instances where obtaining licensure in the state of practice can be accomplished within 90 days of hire. This will require the candidate to review and compare their current state issued license to practice with regulations for the independent practice of clinical social work/professional counseling in the state of practice and ensure that timely acquisition of licensure is possible based on comparisons of statutes, educational, and clinical requirements. Non-licensed candidates must provide documentation that they are in the process of obtaining appropriate license.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency
Req Number: R-48642
Featured: No