BHT or BHP Clinician

CHANGEPOINT INTEGRATED HEALTH

  JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II

STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

SPECIAL POPULATION served by Case Manager:

SMI    Children/Adolescent  Substance Abuse  DD

LINES OF AUTHORITY: This position is supervised by the BHP Therapist in conjunction with the Program Director.  This position will supervise other personnel as assigned. The position may require periodic participation in peer review activities.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides assessments and performs as an assigned clinician and case manager.  Advocate for customers, obtain entitlements, coordinate transportation between ChangePoint and other service providers.  This position is expected to cooperate as a team member in the provision of a therapeutic environment that encourages each customer's emotional growth.  This position will be expected to maintain an acceptable level productivity as measured by billable hours.  This positon is expected to meet all standards for clinical documentation.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Adheres to personnel policies and comply with agency requirements for

  ethical and professional behavior.

2. Provides adequate assessments on customers.

3. Provides services to customers as a assigned clinician and case manager.

4.  Is responsible for all aspects of the clinical records, provides crisis services

  and assists with service coordination for the customer.

5.  Engages and includes the customer in the development and implementation

  of the treatment plan.

6.  Protects customer confidentiality and personal rights.

7.  Keeps clear, concise and accurate records of clinical activity according to

  Policy and Procedures.

8.  Assists customers in obtaining entitlements and benefits pertaining to

  housing, income, health and other supportive services, as needed.

9.  Provides assertive outreach to customers who resist involvement or have

  difficulty accessing services.

10.  Establishes and maintains a working relationship with personnel and referral

  resources.

11. Supervises staff as assigned.

12.  If qualified, provides rotating on-call coverage.

13.  Must meet state standards for continued education.

14. This position requires positive and active support of the company, the

  customer and the co-worker.

15.  Promotes quality and safety to help maintain a safe and pleasant work

  environment, follows safety regulations, and actively contributes towards a

  safe workplace.

 

16.  Must participate in quality management and quality improvement activities.

 17.  Performs other duties as assigned by their supervisor or designee.

PRIMARY CONTACTS:

  •   Frequent interaction with customers and their support system, usually their family.

  •   Interface as needed with peers and other clinical teams members.

  •   Collaboration, as appropriate, with other community resources/referral agencies, with the customer's consent.

POSITION REQUISITES:

  Qualifications and Experience

  Required:

  •   Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health field plus two (2) years Behavioral Health experience; or Bachelor's Degree in any field with thirty (30) Behavioral Health semester hours plus four (4) years Behavioral Health experience; or Associates Degree in Behavioral Health related field plus four (4) years Behavioral Health Experience; or Associates Degree plus thirty (30) Behavioral Health semester hours plus five (5) years Behavioral Health Experience.

  •   Current Arizona Driver's License.

  •   Fingerprint Clearance.

  •   Comply with a Drug Free workplace.

  •   Job Restriction Clearance.

  •   Knowledge and ability to define the needs of the customer served.

For Those Working With SMI:

1.  Knowledge of symptoms related to qualifying diagnosis.

  2.  Ability to identify and communicate signs of regression and deterioration.

  3.  Knowledge of interventions to foster self care and ADL skill development.

For Those Working With Children/Adolescent:

 1. Knowledge and training in development stages and interface of

  development with childhood disorder. 

  2. Knowledge of Behavior Management and ability to develop age-

  appropriate interventions.

  3.  Able to communicate at an age-appropriate level.

For Those Working With Substance Abuse:

  1.  Able to identify signs and symptoms of Substance Abuse and Chemical

  Dependency. 

  2.  Knowledge of range of treatment for dependence including relapse,

  prevention, strategies and self help groups.

  3. Able to provide a diagnostic impression per DSM IV criteria for Substance

  Abuse and Chemical Dependency.

  4. Knowledge of history of substance dependence and of the

  biopsychosocial influences and effects of dependencies.

For Those Working With DD:

1.  Knowledge of symptoms related to qualifying diagnosis.

2.  Ability to identify and communicate signs of regression and deterioration.

3.  Knowledge of Article 9 (customer rights) of State Requirements.

4.  Knowledge of Customer Intervention Techniques relative to self care and

  ADL skill development.

      Preferred:

  •   Masters degree in behavioral health field and certification.

  •   CPR and First Aid certification.

  •   Knowledge of entitlement process and local resources.

  Skills/Abilities

  Required:

  •   Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

  •   Literate.

  •   Able to effectively employ analytical and problem-solving skills.

  •   Able to prioritize, handle multiple tasks with customer.

  •     Ability to accurately complete difficult paperwork in a timely manner

        producing professional documents, charting in customers charts, and record

        keeping  using JCAHO, NARBHA and DHS standards.

   

  Preferred:

  •   Experience and training in crisis intervention.

  •   Familiar with psychotropic drugs and their side effects.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  Physical Requirements

Able to sit for extended periods of time.

  Able to speak clearly in ordinary conversation and phone communications.

  Able to hear ordinary conversation and phone communications.

  Emotional Capabilities

  Able to work with customers who are emotionally distressed, in crisis.

  Able to work with individuals who have been abused or perpetrated abuse.

  Able to work with customers who abuse substances.

  Equipment Operation

  Able to drive a vehicle.

  Able to operate general office equipment.

  Environmental Conditions

  Air conditioned and/or heated office setting.

  Outdoors.

  Accommodation(s)

  Will accommodate as appropriate and reasonable.

CONFIDENTIALITY LEVEL:

I understand that State and Federal Laws strictly prohibit unauthorized access, use, modification, disclosure, or destruction of confidential, sensitive or protected health information.  Penalties for violation may include ChangePoint disciplinary action, including termination of employment, and/or criminal or civil action.