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Fallon Health Behavioral Health Clinician- Growing PACE program- New Competitive Salary and great Benefits no nights no weekends in Worcester, Massachusetts

Overview

About Fallon Health:

Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members—always—making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Fallon delivers equitable, high-quality coordinated care and is continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality. Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)— in the region. Learn more at fallonhealth.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Summit ElderCare :

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Brief Summary of Purpose:

The Behavioral Health Clinician provides Behavioral Health services in support of SE participants’ health and well-being, and to promote effective caregiving and self-care skills in participants’ caregivers and SE staff. Looking for candidates

with trauma-informed care and substance use disorder treatment, and bilingual/Spanish- speaking preferred.

Why should I consider a Behavioral Health Clinician opportunity in a PACE program at Summit?

  • Great Pay!

  • Great Benefits - including very affordable Health Insurance!

  • 23 days of PTO - and - an additional 12 Holidays

  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • No Holidays!

  • Some wonderful relationships established with the member participants you care for!

  • Manage a caseload of participants in collaboration with your team which includes a provider and primary care nurse.

  • Assessments completed only semi-annually or for a significant change

  • And many, many more!

Responsibilities

  • Provides behavioral health support to Summit participants as referred by the IDT:

  • Conducts psychosocial, behavioral screenings and assessments of program participants and writes professional reports in the EMR

  • Participates in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan appropriate to participant’s goals and level of functioning, mental health or cognitive status, and care needs.

  • Makes recommendations for appropriate treatment to community MH specialists.

  • Reviews updates from Community-based Mental Health providers to support the most effective Mental Health treatment and services for individual PACE participants.

  • Provides individual counseling/coaching to PACE participants (caseload of 15-17 direct client contact hours per week) with the opportunity to facilitate psychoeducational and therapeutic groups

  • Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop and implement appropriate behavior change interventions. Reviews requests and re-authorizations for community-based mental health provider services:

  • Participates in IDT meetings

  • Facilitates monthly BH Rounds with the PACE team to review participants on active BH services

  • Meets with team members to discuss BH cases as needed

  • Attends acute-care or rehab discharge planning meetings as needed

  • Attends family meetings as appropriate

  • Attends care planning meetings as needed and makes BH recommendations for inclusion in the PACE care plan

  • Facilitates case referrals for team consultation to Summit psychiatry consult program

Qualifications

Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, Rehab Psychology, Mental Health, or Social Work; or Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology

Massachusetts Licensure for Independent Practice: LMHC, LMFT, LICSW, Licensed Psychologist

  • Experience in community-based behavioral health practice

  • At least one year of experience working with older adults, preferred.

  • Experience providing and willingness to learnevidence-based practice models for treatment of mental health disorder, based in trauma-informed care

  • Understanding of the physiological, psychological and neuropsychological contributors to behavior in diverse clinical population.

  • Ability to use clinical judgment to provide appropriate and effective treatment

  • Maintains professional and ethical counseling standards, including client confidentiality and HIPAA standards

  • Able to work as a team member.

  • Access to reliable transportation to carry out community assignments is required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to complete record-keeping in a timely manner required.

  • Facile with computer applications including an Electronic Medical Record and Microsoft products.

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

COVID-19 Vaccination:

With the end of the Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, Fallon Health no longer requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 except for employees who are in jobs that under state and federal laws, regulations and policies are required to be vaccinated and/or they are in Member/participant facing positions.

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Location US-MA-Worcester

Posted Date 2 months ago (4/2/2024 2:22 PM)

Job ID 7206

# Positions 1

Category Behavioral Health

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