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Behavioral Health Consultant - On Call

Location: Salem, OR Additional Locations:

North Lancaster Medical Offices 2400 NE Lancaster, 2400 NE Lancaster Dr., Salem,Oregon, 97305
West Salem Medical Offices 1160 NW Wallace Rd., 1160 NW Wallace Rd., Salem,Oregon, 97304
Keizer Station Medical Offices, 5940 Ulali Dr., Keizer,Oregon, 97303
Job Number: 819030 Date posted: 08/06/2019

Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Functions:
- Provide high quality health care through direct screening, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for mental health patients (may include depression, anxiety, marital conflicts, etc., in individuals, couples, families or groups). Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all care in accordance with accepted practice standards and hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician).
- Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, reporting to other providers, telephone contact with patients and their families, and contact with outside agencies.
- Consult with other department providers regarding treatment plans.
- Perform other duties as requested. 

Basic Qualifications:
- Two (2)  years of clinical experience.
- Minimum two (2) years clinical experience involving either experience working within primary care (PC), (e.g., MSW), or on inpatient units, or primarily conducting comprehensive assessments, including assessment of substance use/misuse (e.g., EPS/ED), OR minimum four (4) years of outpatient mental health (MH) experience.
- Experience providing brief, short-term, solution-focused assessment and interventions geared toward functional restoration, using methods supported by best-practice evidence.
- Experience managing multiple demands.
- Master's level degree required (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.).
License, Certification, Registration
- Current unrestricted Oregon AND Washington license (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, PsyD or PhD) required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. EPS Only: Current unrestricted Oregon OR Washington license (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, PsyD or PhD) in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.



Additional Requirements:
- Thorough knowledge of psychosocial diagnostic categories and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities, suicide assessment, and therapeutic crisis intervention.
- Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and homicidal threats.
- Quickly and accurately assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans.
- Intervene and effectively treat emergent problems involving mental health functioning.
- Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.
- Rapidly establish rapport with a diverse population of patients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, social and emotional difficulties.
- Process and communicate in a manner that is sensitive and appropriate to the cultural, linguistic and psychological needs of patients, families and other health care team members.
- Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to collaborate well with other disciplines despite potential disagreements or conflict.
- Remain calm and use appropriate skills to defuse potentially violent or aggressive situations.
- In the event of patient suicide, the resilience to manage emotional impact, ability to evaluate clinical assessment and treatment plan decisions, and integrate new learning.
- Identify and respond to chances in policies, regulations, and procedures which can impact the patient.
- Ability to use electronic medical record.
- Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills required.
- Ability to provide coordinated care and comprehensive assessments to all PC patients regarding addictions/substance use issues and MH issues.
- Knowledge of ASAM assessment dimensions, Bio-psycho-social assessment standards and demonstrates understanding of interface of these standards with medical conditions.
- Ability to partner with PC provider and team to develop treatment plans for MH, addictions and MH issues related to new medical diagnoses.
- Ability to provide patient and family education effectively and sensitively to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
- Ability to coordinate speedy assessments and successful referrals for other care providers.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)/Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

- Thorough and working knowledge of psychological diagnostic categories and evidenced based treatment approaches.
- Working knowledge of relevant outcome measures.
- Familiarity with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
- Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse, homicidal threats, involuntary hospitalization, etc.
- Thorough and working knowledge of ethical guidelines and behaviors for therapists.
- Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills required.
- Ability to manage a large caseload, and to interface with large provider and support staff.
- Efficient use of electronic medical record.
- Proficient electronic mail communication skills.
- Proficient computer skills in windows applications.
- Knowledge of Co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders. #MH

Primary Location: Oregon,Salem,Skyline Medical Offices 5125 S. Skyline Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.


  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Health Educators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers

Specialty Settings:

  • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance
  • Geriatrics
  • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Medical Social Work
  • Neuropsychology
  • OB/GYN
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
  • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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