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Director of Integrated Care/Behavioral Health (PsyD or LCSW)




Rural Health Group Inc


Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina • Halifax County

Date Needed:

October 26, 2021

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

3-5 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

September 22, 2021

Job Description:

Rural Health Group is seeking a full-time Licensed Psychologist (LP/HSP) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for the position of Director of Integrated Care and Behavioral Health. The position will require a combination of both direct clinical services and administrative responsibilities associated with leading the Behavioral Health team as well as participation in the Senior Leadership teams. Director can be based out of the Roanoke Rapids area or Henderson (we are hiring five total BH positions, the Director will be one of these five).

The successful candidate will demonstrate the Rural Health Group Core Competencies:
–Good judgment/Discernment
–Communication/Customer service/Teamwork
–Job-specific Skill Set

RHG is a premier provider of community-based healthcare in northeastern NC and a designated federally qualified health center (FQHC). We provide high quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse and low-income populations through a myriad of clinical, medical, mental health, education and support services. We provide integrated behavioral health services to underserved patients currently receiving primary care, using a team-based, brief intervention approach. If serving in a challenging rural area on a dynamic healthcare team appeals to you, please contact us.

Our sites qualify for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) programs, including Scholars, S2S, and Loan Repayment Program. Our HPSA score for Mental Health is 21.

–Provide age appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent, succinct, biopsychosocial assessment for mental health, substance use, and medical needs in the primary care setting
–Provide direct services to patients which include screening, support, assessment, brief intervention, and referral as deemed appropriate
–Provide psychoeducational information as appropriate for patients and/or family members of accompanying caregivers
–Provide consultation and feedback to primary care providers
–Provide training to RHG staff on specific behavioral health issues (e.g., depression, mindfulness, healthy lifestyle choices, anxiety, caregiver challenges)
–Develop and maintain familiarity with MH/SA related psychopharmacology
–Remain current and knowledgeable about local and regional resources for mental health and substance use treatment, developing collaborative relationships where possible
–Remain current on basic FQHC billing rules and guidelines as it relates to behavioral health integrated care delivery of services
–Participate in outreach educational activities in the community as assigned
–Maintain a regular schedule at assigned clinics in collaboration with the treatment teams at each clinic that best accommodates their need
–Maintain all necessary documentation and participate in ongoing dialogue about content, quality, and organization of BH progress notes, self-management goals, care plans, etc.
–Participate in all RHG meetings and training as directed or assigned, including (but not limited to) Senior Clinical Team, Senior Management Team, Controlled Substance Committee
–Work collaboratively with colleagues in BH and Case Management services
–Assist in identifying and developing new BH treatment opportunities for MH/SA patients when possible
–Develop and participate in community partnerships that focus on both specific patient care and population health
–Maintain and participate in local (Halifax Integrated Health Care-Leadership Team), regional (Area L AHEC), state (N.C. Community Health Center Association Behavioral Health Workgroup), national (National Community Health Center Association, Center for Medical Services) organizations

–Doctoral degree in Psychology or Master’s Degree in Social Work
–Must be Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or NC license eligible
–Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LCAS) in addition to LP or LCSW is a plus
–Minimum of 5 years clinical experience and prior experience working with an ethnically and culturally diverse population; at least 2 of those years working in an integrated, primary care setting. Experience in an FQHC is a plus
–Ability to work independently, problem-solve, make decisions, organize tasks, and multiple priorities, and regardless of years of experience, seek supervision and consultation with peers and supervisors
–Participate in regularly scheduled supervision
–Tolerance and trust for ambiguous administrative situations recognizing the timing of information-sharing is based on “need to know”
–Exhibits leadership and supervisory skills while holding professional humility in the balance
–Good organizational skills and timely completion of tasks
–Desire to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population in an underserved rural setting
–Provide administrative support and assistance to Senior Management/the Chief Medical Officer/Providers
–Knowledge of basic computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook). and learn to use the electronic medical record (eClinicalWorks)
–Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form
–Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries with patients, providers, co-workers, and management
–Encourage and model healthy, productive team behavior emphasizing adult interactions over parental injunctions
–Interpersonal skills that facilitate productive and respectful interactions with co-workers of varying job classifications and with patient families in a variety of settings
–Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning with particular emphasis on trauma, resilience, and racism and their impact on individual and population health
–Valid NC Driver’s License, auto insurance, willing to accept travel assignments as needed
–Physical demands: Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use computer keyboard and perform light lifting. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Moderate physical activity such as walking, traveling, and driving. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Mental demands: Concentration and attention to detail, self-direction, the ability to learn and adapt to changes; exercise discretion and good judgment, exhibit courteous and professional behavior, deal with stressful situations, and to adhere to company policies and procedures

Competitive salary based on experience; benefit package includes: CE allowance, Medical/Dental insurance paid for employee-only coverage, ancillary insurances at group rates, 403(b) retirement plan.

EOE. Federal and State Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen required for all positions.

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