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Behavioral Health Therapist

Salary Range: $63,000- $80,000

Position Summary

As part of the patient-centered health model (PCMH) at Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc. (NMHSI), this position provides traditional counseling as well as integrated behavioral health services to patients of NMHSI. As a licensed clinician, the Behavioral Health Therapist will work in an integrated team-based model of care to improve patients’ psychosocial functioning and health.



Role & Responsibilities

·         Provide consultation and assistance to medical and dental providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care and help implement the team-determined treatment plan.

o    Conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.

o    Provide short-term behavioral interventions to engage and motivate clients to actively manage their care.  Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on assessment and treatment.  Provide crisis management for clients as needed; make linkages for interventions as appropriate.

o    Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care and dental clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, motivational interviewing, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, rehabilitation, recovery and self-sufficiency.

o    Establish and maintain a current listing of community linkages to meet the needs of the target population. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community providers. Initiate linkages disseminate information and make referrals to the appropriate services as needed.

o    Participate in regular multidisciplinary case conferences with medical providers as needed. Manage a panel of patients in collaboration with other behavioral health staff.

o    As available, respond to urgent BH needs of patients across all sites to provide real-time assistance to medical and dental team members for the management of patients who are presenting with an immediate need for mental health assistance.

·         Accurately complete assessment and diagnosis of mental health and psychosocial needs.

·         Complete all required paperwork (clinical and billing) in a timely, accurate and complete manner for patient charting, case notes.

·         Plan goals and methods with client for treatment and implement plan through direct service and/or referral.

·         Provide effective therapy services including various treatment modalities (individual, marital, conjoint, family and group) as appropriate to client need in the cooperation with other staff and providers. Complete needed testing as appropriate to discipline.

·         Evaluate the progress of the client’s treatment at regular intervals with client (team and supervisor as appropriate).

·         Work as a member of a treatment team, providing expertise and case consultation to other providers and staff, on an ad hoc basis, through care management meetings and through formal presentation.

·         Participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts to assess and improve organizational and departmental quality including patient satisfaction, peer review, and UDS quality measures for depression screening and depression remission.

·         Meet adopted provider performance expectations:


o    Monthly productivity expectations (average 100 visits per month)

o    Documentation completed in EHR within 48-hour timeframe

o    Patient and team satisfaction expectations

o    Function effectively in a brief focused delivery model with integrated primary care team

o    Peer review outcomes


Full-time Benefits for 40 hours/week worked Include:

·         160 hours PTO/year

·         11 paid holidays (including 2 Float days)/year

·         401k match (up to 4%)

·         40 CME hours, plus $2500 reimbursement/year

·         Group paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term and long-term insurance

·         Choice of two health plans (includes medical, dental, and vision)

Contact Caiti Anthony at [email protected] or go to https://nmhsi.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ and click on Current Job Postings to apply.


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