Job Description

Behavioral Health Counselor II (MSW or LPC)

Munson Healthcare is seeking an outstanding individual to join their Family Medicine team in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.

Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan's largest and leading healthcare system. The physicians, clinicians and staff at Munson Family Practice Center are dedicated to delivering comprehensive health care by establishing long-term relationships with patients of all ages and their families.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters degree and license in human services field required. MSW, CNS, or MA in psychology counseling preferred with 3 years or 6000 hours related work experience.

  • Licensed in good standing in the State of Michigan as a Mental Health Professional

  • Minimum 2 years mental health experience. Prefer experience with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders).

  • ICRC-certified or certifiable chemical dependency counselor and/or licensed preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the treatment of Mental Health Disorders.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in substance use dependency treatment concepts and applications with focus on evidence based practices.

    ORGANIZATION

    Reports to Munson Family Practice Physician.

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    Reports to the Ambulatory Manager of Munson Family Practice.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Provides individualized treatment to patients and their families through assessment, diagnosis, planning, education, intervention, discharge planning and evaluation of outcomes.

  • Conducts didactic and treatment group and individual sessions.

  • Demonstrates competency through the annual competency assessment, customer evaluation, clinical staff dialogue, performance appraisals and staff education.

  • Documents application of the treatment process focusing on outcome criteria in accordance with hospital, departmental and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Communicates with other members of the health care team through case reviews to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Identifies quality improvement needs and participates in implementing improvements.

  • Conducts ongoing in-service and orientation training for Munson Family Practice staff and the community.

  • Maintains effective communications with patients, families, team members and managers as evidenced by mutual support, open communication, trust and support.

  • Promotes good public relations with department personnel, physicians, other referral sources, patients, families and the community.

  • Assumes responsibility for continuing education and professional development by attending required in-services and other means of continuing professional education (e.g., readings, classes, workshops).

  • Adheres to all Ambulatory and department policies.

  • Keeps manager and physician informed of activities, decisions and changes in patients' treatment and/or progress.

  • Leads team in multidisciplinary clinical problem-solving. Includes staff clinical supervision, conducting case conferences, staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.

  • Coaches clinical staff to perform their responsibilities with efficiency and compassion through leading by example.

  • Provides the Manager with input regarding competencies and annual discussions, and assists with implementation of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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