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Behavioral Health Clinician - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Company: Thundermist Health Center
Location: West Warwick
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

















Behavioral Health Clinician - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)







West Warwick, RI 02893, USA

Req #1353







Friday, January 6, 2023











Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles.












Please note, effective September 1,2021, all Thundermist employees are required to have an initial dose of vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Effective October 1, 2021, all employees of RI licensed health care facilities must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Employees may be deemed exempt from this requirement based on documentation from their health care provider.









General Responsibilities:





The goal of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Behavioral Health Clinician is to effectively, support a caseload of patients, ages 18 and older, who are currently receiving MAT treatment here at Thundermist Health Center (THC). Patients on caseload may also include current THC patients seeking MAT treatment or diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder requiring the support of a Clinician who is comfortable with working with this population. Patients on this caseload may include moderate to high risk adults with complex chronic health conditions, poly-substance use disorder, and may include pregnant women.











Qualifications:





Required Qualifications:







  • Knowledge and ability to independently carryout behavioral health screening, diagnosis, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment or referral of behavioral health patients





  • Strong knowledge base of medical terminology and Medication Assisted Treatment





  • Previous experience in a primary care setting, ideally in a federally qualified health center (FQHC)





  • Ability to work in a high energy, quickly paced environment and maintain a professional demeanor and attitude





  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients, their families, internal and external staff





  • Computer skills including word processing and data entry





  • Must be eligible for RI State Licensure: LICSW, LMFT, or LMHC.





  • Master's degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.)







    Preferred Qualifications:







    • Experience treating patients diagnosed with addictions





    • Oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish





    • Candidates who do not meet all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply.







      Significant Job Functions:







      • Work in close partnership with Primary Care Physicians, Suboxone Waivered Providers, and the MAT team.





      • May conduct brief interventions or refer to Thundermist Health Center's Integrated behavioral health department or community treatment providers





      • Conduct patient screening using standardized tools





      • Formulate treatment plans based on assessments and provide substance abuse counseling and some brief treatments.





      • Provide clinical and consultative treatment services that are strength based and client centered.





      • Coordinate with clinical providers, social service providers, and care coordinators





      • Document all aspects of the screening, diagnosis and treatment or referral in the EHR





      • Complete all required documentation for treatment planning, billing, and licensure within a timely manner





      • Participate in professional activities such as: continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meeting with representatives of community groups





      • Respond to crises, assess need, formulate disposition, and implement appropriate care





      • Ensure patient confidentiality at all times





      • Perform other necessary duties as required by Thundermist Health Center to achieve the goal of providing high quality behavioral health services





      • Performs special projects such as analysis and presentation of data in spreadsheets, graphs, or tables; preparation of PowerPoint presentations; coordination of grant applications.





      • Handles scheduling and coordinates/organizes meetings including mailings, minutes, refreshments, teleconferencing equipment, and conference calls.





      • Answer incoming telephone calls for senior leaders and administrative office.





      • Prepares correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, and forms.





      • Facilitate customer service hotline responses: receive and document calls; send them to respective managers for resolution; document resolution.





      • Performs other general office duties including filing, faxing, copying, mail, banking, and distribution of supplies





      • Arranges purchases and maintenance of medical/office equipment and supplies.





      • Sorts and reviews mail.





      • Assists with purchases and maintenance of medical/office equipment and supplies.





      • Processes timesheets.





      • Assists with facility management.





      • Handles urgent requests and immediate needs in the absence of the senior leaders and managers.





      • Assists with public and staff focused special events.













        Physical Effort/ Environment:







        • This is a hybrid position, allowing duties to be performed from home or at a Thundermist site.





        • Generally, works in an office environment with no exposure to blood borne pathogens





        • Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer





        • Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions





        • Manual Dexterity: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone







          Work Schedule Demands:







          • Full time position, typical schedule would be weekdays, normal business hours.







            Communication Skills:







            • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.





            • The ability to effectively work and communicate with a multi-disciplinary team, other services providers, and patients is critical to the success of this position.





            • Must develop and submit written reports accurately detailing service provision.







              Confidentiality of Information:





              Thundermist is dedicated in securing the privacy and confidentiality of protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is the responsibility of all employees to comply to state and federal guidelines in accessing sensitive information. Additionally, this role will have access to sensitive agency information. The incumbent must apply strict confidentiality.





              ADA & EEOC Statement:





              Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.









              Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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