As part of the integrated health model of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC), the Integrated Behavioral Health Program provides behavioral health services to adult patients currently receiving primary care services at TVHC. The Behavioral Health Specialist II (BHS) conducts screening, assessment, brief treatment, and consultative services to patients with mild to moderate mental health symptoms. As a licensed clinician, the BHS will utilize Evidence-Based Practices using brief treatment modalities and also provide linkage and referrals to community services as needed. The BHS II will work from an interdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with the PCP (Primary Care Provider), Consulting Psychiatrist, and Care Coordinator.
In addition, this position will also serve as a BHS Quality Assurance Specialist and provides hands-on coordination, services, and administrative support in all quality assurance activities of the IBHP at TVHC. Specifically, the incumbent will provide routine audits of clinical client records, tabulation and reporting of audit results to individual therapists and the IBHP Assistant Director, all in an effort to ensure the program meets strict documentation and billing standards. This position is also responsible for establishing and maintaining an on-going patient case load in the IBHP, clinical records training documentation, and to provide training, feedback to clinicians, program supervisor and to improve clinical patient record keeping practice. This position will play a crucial role in helping to building a pipeline of other resources for supervision of quality assurance, clinical paperwork and clinical consultation.
QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) DUTIES (Approximately 20%)
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