Behavioral Health Special/Social Worker - Dartmouth Health Connect Iora Health
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Dartmouth Health Connect is an adult primary care practice created to improve care for Dartmouth College employees. Dartmouth Health Connect opened its doors in Hanover, NH in March 2012 and now serves over 1,200 patients. We have implemented an innovative care model in which we put the relationship with patients first, freeing our team of the paperwork burden that interferes with great care. Patients enjoy easy appointment scheduling, access to their care team by phone and email, free wellness workshops and access to their medical record. At the heart of our team is the Health Coach, a team member who works directly with each patient to set goals, provide support, and help navigate the health system as needed. The care team (which includes the patient, Health Coach, doctors, and nurse innovator) work together to ensure that every patient receives great care. We do this by developing meaningful patient relationships, coordinating care, unlocking personal motivation, and supporting healthy lifestyle changes. This model and philosophy of care provides a much better patient care experience and improves the quality of clinical outcomes our patients experience.
As a commitment to providing its employees with the highest quality health care available and to promote the health and wellbeing of its workforce, Dartmouth College engaged Iora Health to provide care under this new care delivery model. Dartmouth Health Connect is owned and operated by Iora Health, a rapidly growing primary care management services organization that is opening such innovative primary care practices nationwide in an effort to change care delivery as we know it today.
Dartmouth Health Connect is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Specialist to join our innovative medical practice and be an important member of the care team. We seek individuals who are not only passionate about improving their patients? health on an individual basis, but also someone who is eager to think about mental/behavioral health creatively and address matters on a macro-level through strategic population health management.
The Behavioral Health Specialist will serve as a key member of the practice team alongside the physicians and health coaches, while playing a unique and critical part in serving the mental health needs of our patients. The Behavioral Health Specialist will help patients capitalize on their personal strengths to make lasting changes and aid in their recovery. The Behavioral Health Specialist will engage patients and encourage them to take an active role in their health by providing them with the tools necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices and adopt lifelong healthy behaviors.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Serving as a resource to the practice team with expertise in assessing and diagnosing behavioral and mental health issues among the Dartmouth Health Connect patient population.
Providing short-term, one-on-one counseling to help individuals in crisis, to facilitate individual progress following diagnosis and to help identify appropriate community resources for longer-term therapy when necessary.
Recognizing when mental health referrals are warranted for complex, refractory, or acute crises; collaborate with the care team to make sure prompt referrals are made.
Assisting with the coordination of care across the care continuum (including home care, outpatient care, emergency room care, discharge planning, community resource utilization and hospital care) while ensuring strict patient confidentiality at all times.
Advocating for his/her patients, which may include research and coordination of available community and other services.
Managing the mental/behavioral health of the larger Dartmouth Health Connect patient population by working with the team to, recognize panel trends and appropriately address identified issues.
Tracking and reporting identified, population mental health needs and trends to the Dartmouth Health Connect care team, to our Cambridge office and to our Dartmouth College partners.
Facilitating group visits for patients with common mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress management, substance abuse, and psychosocial crisis.
Coordinating wellness workshops and presentations to appropriately address identified population needs both in the medical and mental health domains.
Assisting with, and facilitating training sessions for the Dartmouth Health Connect team to continuously foster education and learning pertaining to the assessment and fulfillment of the mental health needs of our population.
Must be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or other licensed mental health professional in the state of NH
MPH or similar preferred
Experience in mental health counseling required
Experience in population health management preferred
Must be flexible and comfortable with ambiguity
Must possess a high degree of professional ethics and commitment to patient confidentiality
Must be open-minded, non-judgmental and compassionate
Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills
Must have exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
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