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Behavioral Health Specialist

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Job ID: 87012
Location: Kinston, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Lenoir Health Care
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
The Behavioral Health Specialist functions as a core member of the Lenoir Memorial Hospital Clinical Team that involves the patient's primary care provider or emergency department provider, a consulting psychiatrist and other mental health providers that may be available. Provide behavioral health screening, assessment, past medical history gathering, to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to contribute to the plan of care. Implements case management processes in a manner that ensures compliance with all applicable accrediting bodies and achieves optimum outcomes in a safe and cost-effective manner. Works in conjunction with the case management, nursing, and provider care team to ensure a high level of patient satisfaction.

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Family Therapy, Nursing or other Social Service field.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in patient education and/or chronic disease management highly desired.
  • Experience working in the behavioral health population preferred.
  • Experience with screening and assessment for common mental/substance use disorders.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to effectively engage clients in a therapeutic relationship.
  • Ability to work with clients by telephone or in person.
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of emergency department and inpatient settings.
  • Strong ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.


Job Details

Legal Employer: Lenoir Health

Entity: UNC Lenoir Health Care

Organization Unit: Emergency Dept

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 12.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Kinston

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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