Job Vacancy LCSW Behavioral Health Clinician – Primary Care Behavioral Health Presbyterian Health Services

Job title: LCSW Behavioral Health Clinician – Primary Care Behavioral Health

Company: Presbyterian Health Services

Job description: Overview

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 14,000 employees – including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.

Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.

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About New Mexico

New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population an features a low cost-of living.

Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture – from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it’s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.


Type of Opportunity: Full Time

Work Schedule: Days

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AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.


We are seeking an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our team in the Patient Centered Medical Home setting. The position provides clinical services (behavioral health, substance abuse, health behavior change) aligned with the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model. Applicants should have an interest in and/or experience with brief interventions, team-based care, a wide variety of psychiatric, substance abuse and behavioral medicine problems, and diverse populations. Ideal candidate will have experience in the medical setting and accustomed to seeing 10-12 patients per day. Direct experience working in primary care is preferred.


The Behavioral Health Clinician will provide assessment and evidenced-based care to individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings. This individual will be part of a comprehensive Behavioral Health team that services consultation and liaison in the Emergency Departments and inpatient units of medical facilities, as well as the clinical intake, inpatient psychiatric units, and outpatient clinics within the Behavioral Health Service Line and Primary Care Service Lines


*The Behavioral Health Clinician, as part of an integrated care team, identifies, triages, and manages patients with behavioral health problems within a variety of settings. In addition, this individual will provide skill training through patient education strategies and will develop specific behavioral health change plans for individual patients and behavioral health protocols for target populations.

*Performs counseling and case management for each patient assigned, including: assessment; diagnosis; planning care; intervention (including counseling patients/significant others, facilitating brief psychotherapy and educational groups, planning discharges); evaluation (including identifying unmet or new therapy services).

*Demonstrates the therapeutic core conditions of genuineness, empathy and positive regard when interacting with patients and significant others, according to generally accepted clinical practice.

*Performs risk management documentation and follow-up action requirements, e.g. responding to patient complaints, contributing to completion of Problem Resolution Report and Report of Adverse Risk Event (R.A.R.E).

*Recommends program cost control measures to supervisor.

*Participates in the internal Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process, such as peer review, audits, Joint Commission survey preparation, and implementation of clinical paths.

*Selects and gives clinical supervision to Adjunctive Therapists and student interns to ensure these individuals practice appropriate behavior- and skill-based competencies for each of these positions.

*Keeps an accurate, complete and current status of documentation onto the patients chart.

*Recommends safety and therapeutic quality measures for unit areas or rooms to charge nurse.

*Conveys professional role model example for other staff through quality of own clinical practice; work habits; availing self to others as a consultant on clinical issues; attending ongoing internal and external professional development events.

*Performs other functions as required.

Other information:

Masters Degree



  • Nationally competitive salary with relocation allowance available
  • Generous Time Off Program (vacation, sick leave, CME, and holiday)
  • CME Allowance (.45 FTE or above)
  • Fully Paid Malpractice Insurance
  • System wide EPIC EMR
  • 403b retirement savings program with both matching program and employer contributions
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing Medical Education Allowance

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Location: Albuquerque, NM

Job date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022 00:36:27 GMT

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