Behavioral Health Clinician (Bend)

High Lakes Health Care, based in Bend, OR is seeking an LCSW, LPC, or LMFT to join our primary care team as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). This is an employed position with a guaranteed salary, plus opportunity for production incentives. We are looking for clinicians who want to work in a flexible and innovative environment that prioritizes best-practice treatment and team-based care. Join a team that is at the cutting edge of behavioral health and primary care service delivery.

Job Description

As part of the primary care treatment team, the BHC will use virtual platforms, information technology, and in-person clinical encounters to identify, triage, and assist in the management of primary care patients in a private practice setting. Our team uses clinical and psychoeducational strategies to support patients with self-management using best-practice and brief evidence based interventions. We provide brief, problem focused, real time assessments/interventions to address a wide range of health and wellness issues using an open-access model that prioritizes timeliness and rapid response, patient satisfaction, and provider well-being.

Your contribution to the team will include:
• Use telehealth and in-person encounters to assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems, and behavioral medicine problems.
• Assessment and triage: conduct initial and follow up visits of 30 minutes or less to evaluate level of functioning, determine risk level, assist with diagnosis and behavioral management of HLHC patients.
• Work with primary care provider to refer cases to local or regional mental health specialists as appropriate.
• Evaluate patient care plans with primary care team.
• Teach patients self-care and teach HLHC staff psychological techniques for patient care and prevention.
• Provide assistance in the efforts to grow primary care behavioral health services within the organization.
• Assist in the evaluation of the behavioral health program: review utilization data; establish outcomes to measure quality of life improvements, and cost effectiveness of population-based programming.
• Supervise students and/or interns, and contribute to management of the practicum and internship programs as needed.


• Master's degree and licensure as LCSW, LPC, or LMFT
• Licensed or license eligible in the state of Oregon
• Flexible, team-oriented, high-energy, and excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Require candidates with strong interest in delivering clinical services.

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