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Clinician, Primary Care

Job ID 146928 Date posted 06/05/2018

As part of the primary care treatment team, assist primary health care providers with recognizing and treating mental health disorders and substance abuse by identifying, triaging and managing patients within the primary care setting. Collaborate with the primary care providers using behavioral health screenings to identify level of care, resources and treatment planning.


1. Review medical record prior to initial evaluation to familiarize self with patient?s history in order to perform a thorough, quality assessment.

2. Exercise knowledge from medical record, screening form and patient presentation, to assess patient for behavioral health disorders and the continuum of substance use disorders, including use, abuse and/or dependence.

3. Utilize clinical skills in brief treatment approaches such as: CBT, Systems Theory, Change Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment approaches, Supportive Thearpy, Patient Activation and Psycho-Education.

4. In collaboration with the primary care treatment team, design behavioral health treatment plan of care based on patient needs and overall assessment.

5. Implement strategy to meet the education needs of the patient/family/others as it relates to psychological health and/or substance use.

6. Design and execute effective behavioral health and substance use education curricula classes for staff and other providers.

7. Complete all clinical documentation (intake packets, termination/transfer, billing sheets, insurance forms etc.) within expected timeframes and in compliance with organization policies. Documentation must meet quality standards established by regulatory bodies and the agency.

8. Adhere to all organization, federal and state regulations, guidelines and/or contractual obligations.

9. Knowledge of or ability to learn insurance standards for both commercial insurances and Mass Health products.

10. Develop supervision plan with supervisor and meet on a regular basis to discuss clinical, organizational, and agency issues and review performance.

11. Build and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, patients, visitors, external providers, regulatory bodies, and the broader health care community.

12. Maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive data at all time.

13. Other related duties as assigned.


Master's degree in Social Work or other directly-related Human Service discipline.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) required.

Flexibility: Opportunity to work as a member of an integrated care team and to see clients in the familiar primary care office setting. Ability to provide leadership, accept responsibility, work independently and set own goals in a professional manner. Travel between primary care offices as needed.

Ability to exercise good judgment clinically, legally, and ethically and to consult with supervisor as needed.

Good oral and written communication.

Computer literate in standard desktop applications such as Windows, Word, and Excel.



Scheduled Hours

20 hours per week, part-time

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.