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Behavioral Health Clinician

Behavioral Health Clinician

Health Care Non-profit

In our efforts to make our environment as safe as possible, HPC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and the Flu. New hires must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination prior to their hire date.

Health Partnership Clinic follows an Integrated Healthcare Model resembling the Cherokee Integrated Healthcare Systems model to help meet the needs of primary care patients who may suffer from medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.) and co-occurring mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, addiction, etc.).

The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) is responsible to provide services at our Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Paola, Ottawa, and other clinics as assigned including telehealth clinics, and treats behavioral health conditions within the primary care setting as a full member of the health care team. The BHC will help deliver a coordinated, multi-disciplinary treatment approach that is aimed at identifying and treating behavioral health issues. The BHC provides mental health consultation, assessment, psychoeducation, crisis intervention, and brief skills-based treatment. The BHC also focuses on identifying and preventing negative health outcomes due to, or exacerbated by, behavioral health concerns. The BHC will help deliver behavioral health services to outreach partnerships as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of primary care patients’ behavioral health and co existing medical illness.
  • Assist the primary care team in developing treatment brief interventions for psychological disorders; education regarding prevention of medical illness, promotion of healthy life-style changes, disease management techniques, patient education to improve self-management of chronic diseases.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Provide behavioral health services to outreach partnerships.
  • Provide psychiatric testing services for diagnostic clarification.
  • Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical, mental health, and substance use conditions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of psychopharmacology.
  • Working knowledge of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
  • Implement evidence based brief interventions.
  • Ability to make quick and accurate assessments of behavioral health conditions.
  • Have solid critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Be flexible and able to assess and triage on the spot demands of medical staff.
  • Knowledge regarding trauma informed and culturally sensitive substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
  • Willingness to educate patients and the community regarding behavioral health maintenance and the role of the health care team.
  • Ability to provide effective care by way of brief patient contacts, as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Comfortable with the fast pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.
  • Ability to administer and interpret psychiatric testing protocols for diagnostic clarification.
  • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.

Education and Experience:

1. Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field (Required)

2. Active and Unrestricted License in the state of Kansas, as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW).

3. Active and Unrestricted License in the state of Kansas, as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor

(LCAC). (Preferred)

4. At least three years of experience directly related to working in behavioral health.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged sitting or standing may be required.
  • Ability to lift to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 60 pounds.
  • Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with normal medical office will be performed on a repetitive basis.
  • The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required.
  • Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.
  • Frequent exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation, and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Psychiatry


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Clinic
  • In-person
  • Telehealth

Work Location: One location

  • Health insurance

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