University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV4237
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Department: School of Medicine / Family Medicine
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
As part of the primary care treatment team, identifies, triages and manages patients with health and behavioral health problems. Works closely with physicians, other providers and staff to recommend, develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans with specific focus on behavioral interventions and be part of the healthcare, research and evaluation team.

Description of Duties:
Commonly performed duties include:
• Provides billable psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
• Performance of targeted assessment and evaluation, including diagnostic impressions and functional status focused on the presenting problem.
• Timely and succinct feedback to Physicians and providers regarding consultation findings and recommendations.
• Concise and timely documentation in the patient’s medical record.
• Triaging and referring patients to specialty mental health care when appropriate.
• Formulation of behavioral health interventions appropriate to the healthcare care setting, and assisting with implementation of treatment plans.
• Providing brief follow-up, including relapse-prevention education.
• Develops, teaches, and/or provides oversight for classes that promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and physical health for patients families, and learners
• Provides on-going consultation services for a sub-set of patients who require on-going monitoring and follow-up (i.e., continuity consultations).
• Shares knowledge with other team members and patients, both formally and informally respecting HIPAA at all times.
• Works as an interprofessional team member to develop specific clinical pathways or best practice programs for targeted patient groups (e.g., patients with acute stress symptoms and PTSD, obesity, diabetes, geriatrics etc.).
• Uses electronic health records, and appropriate coding skills for billing purposes.
• Other duties as related to the scope of the job.

Supervision Received:
Supervision will be provided by attending physician or other designee with licensure compliance and peer supervision.

Supervision Given:
May supervise assigned support staff if needed.

Required Education:
• Master’s degree, PsyD or PhD in a mental health related field (Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling psychology, clinical social work, clinical psychology) from an accredited University. • Bilingual (Spanish - English).

Preferred Education:

Full clinical licensure to practice independently in Texas, as an LCSW, LMFT, LPC, CP or associate of any of these licenses is required.

Required Experience:
Experience as required for licensure related to the duties performed. This experience can include training during coursework in goal oriented behavioral therapies or experience in related medical settings.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working in medical / primary care settings. Previous clinical work experience in terms of clients / patients served, type of clinical issues applicant has served (anxiety, depression, addiction, couples etc.,), samples of documentation skills (clinical notes). Interested in and/or have experience with brief interventions, team-based care, a wide variety of psychiatric, substance abuse and behavioral medicine problems, and diverse populations.

Use of standard office equipment (Computer, electronic medical records, laptop).

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Need to be able to work in an outpatient primary care setting. Some travel and weekend work is required.

Good inter-personal skills that will effectively function for a primary care team member providing brief 15- to 30-minute interventions for a wide variety of behavioral issues in patients of all ages.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 11/12/2019
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 06/30/2021

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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