BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT (Texas Mental Health
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Psychiatry
Scope of Job:
Work closely with primary care physicians, other providers and
staff to develop and implement treatment plans with specific focus
on behavioral interventions and be part of the research and
Description of Duties:
Commonly performed duties include:
• Performance of targeted assessment and evaluation, including
diagnostic impressions and functional status focused on the
• Timely and succinct feedback to Primary Care Physicians regarding
consultation findings and recommendations.
• Concise documentation in the patient’s medical record.
• Triaging and referring patients to specialty mental health care
• Formulation of behavioral health interventions appropriate to the
primary care setting, and assisting with implementation of
• Providing brief follow-up, including relapse-prevention
• Developing, teaching, and/or providing oversight for classes that
promote education and skill-building to enhance psychological and
• Providing on-going consultation services for a sub-set of
patients who require on-going monitoring and follow-up (i.e.,
• Sharing knowledge with other team members and patients, both
formally (in-services, consult responses) and informally (hallway
• Working as a primary care 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 etc.).
• Becomes familiar with electronic health records, and appropriate
coding skills for billing purposes.
• Other duties as related to the scope of the job.
Supervision will be provided by PI and peer supervision
May supervise assigned support staff if needed.
• 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).
Master’s or higher with license to practice.
Full clinical licensure to practice in Texas, such as LCSW, LMFT,
LPC, CP or associate of any of these licenses.
Some experience obtained related to the duties performed. This
experience can include training during coursework in goal oriented
behavioral therapies or experience in related medical
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
Use of standard office equipment (Computer, electronic medical
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.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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