Marin Community Clinics is a multi-clinic network with a wide array of primary care, specialty and referral services located in beautiful Marin County. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide vital health services to more than 37,000 insured and uninsured patients annually. Our Mission is to improve the health of our patients and community by providing high quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive, patient-centered health care. Marin Community Clinics is dedicated to providing trauma-informed, whole-person health care services to all of our patients. The Integrated Behavioral Health Program is a critical part of Marin Community Clinics’ service model. We serve patients with behavioral health concerns of all ages through an integrated behavioral health & team-based model of care.
We are seeking a dynamic behavioral health leader to enhance MCC’s ability to respond “in the moment” to patients with acute psychosocial needs. The Triage Behavioral Health Provider (T-BHP) works as a member of the primary care team to provide urgent consults, biopsychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, education, referrals, and consultation (“warm handoffs”) for patients presenting to MCC with acute behavioral health or psychosocial concerns. The T-BHP has the opportunity to work with patients across the lifespan and with a wide variety of clinical presentations. The T-BHP may provide consultation in-person or (via tele-health across MCC’s 5 clinic or dental sites). The T-BHP is welcomed and supported by a dynamic behavioral health department and primary care team.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Please submit cover letter with a brief description outlining your interest for the position.
Provides “on-demand” triage services for patients presenting to MCC with acute psychosocial needs via tele-health or in-person at their “home clinic”.
Provides psychosocial assessment, brief behavioral interventions education & referral to adult and pediatric primary care patients with mental health, substance abuse, and other psychosocial concerns;
Ability to assign a diagnosis based on DSM criteria and delineate appropriate treatment plan;
Provides crisis intervention, including assessing for suicidal risk, IPV, and other high risk clinical scenarios;
Provides consultation to medical providers regarding the behavioral health components of a patient’s presentation, and develops collaborative plans to address symptoms and enhance functioning;
Works with patients in a culturally competent manner in their preferred language (primarily English and Spanish);
Uses the “warm hand off” method (immediate brief assessment and intervention) for assisting patients with identified behavioral health issues at the time of their medical visit;
Engages in ongoing learning about new medications and treatments commonly used for mental disorders, substance abuse, and general health problems.
Able to maintain a whole-person, strengths-based approach while working within a fast-paced medical clinic;
Uses the Clinic’s electronic health record (EHR) to document clinical work, produce billing, collect service data, and maintain a schedule, as well as to communicate information to other clinic providers.
Assists in developing and maintaining procedures and protocols to ensure the Behavioral Health program’s relevance and effectiveness for patients and clinic staff.
Attends medical provider meetings, all staff meetings, and behavioral health team meetings as scheduled.
Provides frank and considered opinions regarding quality improvement measures.
Able to engage and treat patients effectively in high-volume, fast-paced clinic setting and demonstrates ability to model good self-care;
Provides Behavioral Health care to satellite clinics.
May be asked to work variable schedule during extended-hour clinics (e.g. 10am-7pm on one or more days).
Other duties may be assigned.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Psychologist (PsyD/PhD)
Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public in Spanish.
Must be able to conduct clinical assessment interviews and intervention with patients in Spanish.
Experience with tele-health desired;
Experience with & commitment to motivational interviewing;
Experience using evidence-based intervention in brief treatment format;
Commitment to cultural humility required;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, show initiative, flexibility and enhance a professional culture of trust and good will;
Experience in primary care environment preferred.
Previous clinical experience should include DSM V assessment and diagnosis and crisis intervention.
Knowledge of state regulations and standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality required. Familiarity with psychopharmacology is helpful. Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, preferably in a primary care environment. Ability to see 4 patients per 4 hour shift. CPR Training Current. Valid Driver’s License. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software programs, and how to conduct searches on the Internet.
Internal Number: 1301
About Marin Community Clinics
Marin Community Clinics has provided compassionate and affordable health care to uninsured and low-income residents of Marin County for more than 40 years. We have grown from humble beginnings where volunteer physicians and nurses saw patients in church basements, to a 21st century provider with modern facilities, highly expert paid physicians and nurses, the latest technology, and sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and prevention programs. Today, we see more than 32,000 patients every year in four medical clinics and two dental clinics spread throughout Marin County.
As the largest community health center in the County, we play a major role in the community’s health care network, serving patients with insurance as well as those who are ineligible for insurance coverage.
Marin Community Clinics provides a full range of primary health care as well as dentistry, behavioral health, obstetrics & gynecology, family planning, optometry, and some specialty services.