In one of the region's largest and most comprehensive investments into behavioral health, UCHealth is dedicating more than $100 million over the next five years to address behavioral health needs for patients across Colorado. One of three key initiatives is behavioral health integration within primary care. Be a part of this significant program to address the behavioral health needs of the residents of Colorado.
Exciting opportunity for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training and experience delivering integrated behavioral health services in a primary care setting.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will serve as a member of the UCHealth Primary Care team and work in collaboration with other primary care providers to manage the overall health of their patients. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will assist the primary care providers in recognizing, treating and providing focused intervention for patients in need of behavioral health services. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will provide warm interdisciplinary handoffs by identifying, referring and advocating for patients who could benefit from specialty behavioral health services including telepsychiatry..
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Licensed Clinical Social Workers will provide direct clinical service in a primary care setting.
Patients will be assessed and treated for mental health and substance use issues in the primary care setting with support from a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner via telepsychiatry.
Patients will have access to specialty psychiatric assessments and services through expedited referral to outpatient practices at UCHealth or CU Department of Psychiatry.
Embedded clinicians will have professional development opportunities through faculty in the CU Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
May verify benefits and supports financial counseling. Orients patients and their families to the requirements, policies, and goals of the proposed treatment program. May provide clinical supervision for LCSW, LCSW candidates, LSW; as well as MSW, MFT, PC, and other students and support staff in relevant disciplines as assigned.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Minimum Required Education: Master's degree in Social Work. Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
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Internal Number: 13556
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