TITLE: Behavioral Health Consultant
REPORTS TO: Medical Director
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
CREATION DATE: 10/3/2016
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) position evaluates and provides services and/or referrals to patients identified by their primary care providers. Identified patients are those in need of further assessment for behavioral health and case management issues, included but not limited to: depression, anxiety, oppositional or conduct disturbances, suicidal ideation, inattentiveness and hyperactivity, bullying, post-traumatic stress, severe emotional disturbances, and chronic disease (obesity) management. As determined through the initial assessment, the BHC will provide direct BHC services to patients for mild or moderate behavioral health concerns or refer out for severe behavioral health issues or moderate issues that have not responded well to BHC services.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Individual must:
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND PRINCIPAL CONTACTS
Reports to the Medical Director. Principal contacts include other THCC staff and external referral providers: PACES (Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare), Johnson County Mental Health Center, The Children’s Conservancy, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Transitions Counseling Services, Maddie Rhodes, USD# 500, Wyandotte County Infant-Toddler Services, Successful Beginnings Wyandotte County Head Start and KCKPS Early Children Programs, The Keeler Women’s Center, and El Centro, Inc.
Americans with Disability Specifications Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.