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Psychiatric social worker

Advocare, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Evesham, NJ posted November 29, 2019.

Organization Advocare, LLC is a 650 provider multi-specialty group practice with locations throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Advocare has a 20 plus year history as a physician owned and operated enterprise.

It operates free of any integrated health system or hospital network. Advocare is headquartered in Marlton, New Jersey, 20 minutes from Philadelphia.Position SummaryGENERAL SUMMARY: The pediatric integrated behavioral health provider operates within an evidence-based integrated care model, embedded (located) in a pediatric primary care practice as part of a team including primary care physicians, a consultant psychiatrist, and other primary care staff.SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Behavioral Health Medical DirectorEDUCATION: Masters in Counseling Related FieldLICENSURE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist.

With relevant experience, registered nurse (BSN) or nurse practitioner considered.EXPERIENCE:A minimum of 1-year post-masters treating clients with psychosocial issues.Two to five years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families.Excellent knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatment for mental health conditions including DSM-5 diagnosis.Experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary team.Experience providing community referrals preferred.Familiarity with a primary care/pediatric environment is preferred.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThis position may include but is not limited to the following assigned duties.I.

General SummaryThe integrated behavioral health provider provides brief assessment, psychoeducation, and appropriate therapeutic intervention to children, adolescents, and their families within the pediatric medical home to improve psychosocial functioning.

The behavioral health provider monitors the progress of his/her patient caseload, and coordinates care for assigned patients with primary care team members as well as community resources.

The integrated behavioral health provider also works closely with the Behavioral Health Medical Director to develop, implement, and/or refine behavioral health program initiatives.

The ideal candidate has strong initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm, the ability to work some evenings and Saturday mornings, and is open to working collaboratively and in shared workspaces.Embedded Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Provider:1.

Provides PCP-initiated consultation services that may include differential diagnosis, psychoeducation, brief intervention, referral for further treatment, etc.2.

Provides services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, and adolescent patients.3.

Conducts mental health screenings utilizing standardized instruments.4.

Assesses patients to determine appropriate level of treatment in accordance with relevant ethical and legal standards.5.

Provides patient education about common mental health disorders and the available treatment options.6.

Supports psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence, monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.7.

Facilitates patient engagement and follow-up care.8.

Provides interventions ranging from brief behavioral interventions to traditional psychotherapy to children and families.9.

Systematically tracks treatment response for patients with a subset of mental health diagnoses and monitors those patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects.10.

Evaluates crisis situations and applies appropriate interventions.