The John J. Pershing Medical Center is seeking a full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join the Primary Care Mental Health Line, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The co-located, collaborative care (CCC) PC-MHI social worker provides functional assessment, triage, brief intervention, education and consultative services regarding a wide range of mental health and behavioral medicine concerns, on referral from primary care providers and allied PACT members. The PC-MHI social worker uses population-based practice management strategies and maintains competences in the following core domains. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct functional assessments and will triage/refer to specialty care services as appropriate. Provides brief mental health and behavioral interventions. Triages appropriately and efficiently to specialty mental health services. Provide behavioral medicine interventions including but not limited to: tobacco cessation, alcohol misuse, weight management, coping with chronic illness, stress management, sleep hygiene, and relaxation training, Leads MOVE! Group, or co-leads with other team members. Routinely consults with PCPs and other PACT team members about plan of care for patients. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as endorsed by supervisors. Participates in support of administrative and performance improvement activities, e.g., by taking on assigned projects and serving on committees. Provides staff and student didactic training and consultation as requested in content areas of scholarly and/or clinical expertise. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Adhoc Telework only as needed. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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