Family Practice & Counseling Network is seeking a Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant (PBHC). The Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant (PBHC) is part of the primary care treatment team. The PBHC identifies, triage and supports pediatric patients and
their families who are struggling with medical and behavioral health barriers. This individual provides behavioral health consultation, assessment and brief intervention to all patients in the primary care setting. The PBHC will administer screenings and assessment
tools to identify psychosocial, psychological and developmental struggles. It is the role of the PBHC to advocate for all patients/caregivers and to connect families to community resources as needed. The PBHC will start all well child visits (especially ages
0-6yo) to identify developmental, psychosocial and psychological struggles as well as provide developmental guidance.
The PBHC will uphold the health center mission by assuring the delivery of high quality clinical services that result in better health outcomes, strong consumer satisfaction; and that help maintain the fiscal and operational capacity of the Integrated Behavioral
Health Department. Upholds the health center mission by assuring the delivery of high quality clinical services that result in better health outcomes, strong consumer satisfaction; and that help maintain the fiscal and operational capacity of the Integrated
Behavioral Health Department.
Essential Duties and Functions
Work collaboratively with providers in well-child visits.
Case Management – assist in proactive detection of “at risk” pediatric patients and develop plans and care coordination to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
Brief Consultations – Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental health disorders and psychosocial struggles within the primary care setting.
Assess the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers.
Provide options counseling and referral to prenatal care as needed.
Collaborate/consult with Nurse Practitioners & other clinical staff regarding all patients seen.
Crisis Intervention – Be immediately available to the Family Practice and Counseling Network staff during working hours in the event of any psychiatric emergency.
Coordinate care of patients with medical/social work/outpatient and outreach staff to treat and manage patients chronic emotional and/or health struggles efficiently and effectively.
Refer patients to other levels of care or additional services as needed.
Participate in monthly clinical supervision with designated Clinical Supervisor.
Participate in monthly clinical/administrative group supervision within Integrated Behavioral Health Department.
Attend and participate in team meetings, case conferences and interdisciplinary work groups/huddles as scheduled within primary care/behavioral health departments.
Maintain competencies in mental health as required by all licensing and funding entities; maintain PA license to practice.
Charting - Utilize electronic medical record to document all patient interactions and complete all charting required by contracted funding sources to include assessments, progress notes and billing in a timely fashion.
Productivity – Meet productivity standards as established by the corporation.
Member of Family Practice and Counseling Network’s Multi-disciplinary Team- Attend and participate in meetings and quality improvement activities as required.
Respond to patient or co-worker complaints and work toward a positive resolution of any dispute.
Serve as a member of site committees as requested.
Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff when requested.
Any other duties assigned by supervisor.
Masters in Social Work or Ph.D./Psy.D. in Psychology
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical, behavioral, and mental health conditions.
Maintain and uphold Social Work/Psychology ethical and legal guidelines.
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions via brief patient contact.
High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.
Good knowledge of psychopharmacology.
Ability to complete clinical documentation with concise, clinically relevant information in a timely fashion.
Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental and behavioral health conditions.
Ability to design effective psycho-education curricula and lead effective psycho-educational group visits.
Ability to work effectively as a team, interfacing with patients, primary care providers, behavioral health staff, as well as with administrative and support staff.
Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner
Ability to effectively represent health center’s interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers, public, private, and professional groups.
Family Practice & Counseling Network is a network of health centers providing primary care, behavioral health education, prenatal care, family planning services, dental care, community outreach, and advocacy. The nurse-managed centers are primarily
funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve public housing residents and surrounding communities. Primary care Certified Nurse Practitioners and licensed behavioral health professionals provide high quality care aimed at improving the
health status of the underserved, uninsured and vulnerable people. The health centers are located throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic
information, veteran, or disability status.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.