Humana Behavioral Health Specialist; Missouri( Independence and Kansas City) in Kansas City, Kansas

Role: Behavioral Health Specialist
Assignment: Partners in Primary Care Location: Independence and Kansas City, Missouri

Role Description: Be a part of the Clinical Care Team-- as a Health Guide, you will engage our patients to develop lifelong well-being and health. Partners in Primary Care is seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist to make a difference in people’s lives and will be responsible for working with the Care Team to recognize and address psychological symptoms and conditions using the bio-psychosocial model.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides professional expertise and consultation to the care team

  • Provides crisis and risk assessment to the provider and other members of the care team

  • Performs assessment and brief treatment for a wide range of psychological disorders using brief therapy

  • Assesses the treatment needs of the members

  • Develops care plans based on diagnostic assessment information that is documented appropriately, including identified goal(s), behavioral/psychological problem statement, measurable objectives and estimated time frames for achievement

  • Advises members and family members in methods that facilitate a capacity for self-care and a movement towards a healthcare partnership between the healthcare teams, the members, and their families

  • Apply knowledge of and experience with a broad repertoire of psychotherapeutic skills from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focused brief therapy (e.g. play therapy with children, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy with adults, psychoeducational therapy and family therapy)

  • Provides effective triage of members in need of specialty behavioral health

  • Develops educational, training materials and conducts sessions or disseminates information to care team on recent advances in the field

  • Present clinical presentations at clinical review meetings

  • Chart reviews and peer shadowing completed on a regular basis

  • Maintains documentation in compliance with state, federal, professional and ethical guidelines

  • Independently develop, coordinate and facilitate psycho-educational classes, groups and member activities as relevant to treatment plan/program

  • Please note: this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive list of duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties and responsibilities may change with or without notice. Essential Job Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate reliability and responsiveness to members, families and team members.

  • Ability to demonstrate mutual respect and build a trusting environment with members, families and team members.

  • Makes meaningful improvement to services, programs and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for members and employees.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with various stakeholder groups.

  • Works collaboratively across disciplines and administrative functions across the organization and in the community.

  • Shares and receives information, concerns and feedback in a supportive manner.

  • Ability to participate towards a common goal, reinforcing individual capabilities.

  • Seeks to build on strengths.

  • Ability to assess external factors that impact health and behavior.

  • Practice shared accountability between members, families, teams and partners.

  • Ability to show empathy.

    Role Essentials/requirements:

  • Master’s in behavioral health field including; social work or counseling

  • Licensed LPC or LCSW

  • 3 years working in a clinical setting

  • Trained in substance abuse identification and treatment

  • Experience in a fast pace/high volume environment

  • Experience with MS Outlook

  • Basic Computer knowledge

  • Must be a team player with excellent communication skills and strong emotional intelligence

  • This role is considered patient facing and is part of Humana’s Tuberculosis (TB) screening program. If selected for this role, you will be required to be screened for TB

  • Ability and flexibility to work between locations, based on business need

    Role Desirables/preferred:

  • Three years’ experience working in an outpatient setting ( Primary Medical Care)

  • Trained in behavioral medicine and health psychology concepts

  • Trained in social, systems and familial aspects of psychological and medical conditions

  • Trained in substance abuse identification and treatment

    Additional Information:

    At Partners in Primary Care/Humana, we know your well-being is important to you, and it’s important to us too. That’s why we’re committed to making resources available to you that will enable you to become happier, healthier, and more productive in all areas of your life. If you share our passion for helping people, we likely have the right place for you at Partners in Primary Care/Humana.

  • Interview Format o As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Montage Voice to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Montage Voice allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information from you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

    o If you are selected for a first round interview, you will receive an email correspondence (please be sure to check your spam or junk folders often to ensure communication isn’t missed) inviting you to participate in a Montage Voice interview. In this interview, you will listen to a set of interview questions over your phone and you will provide recorded responses to each question. You should anticipate this interview to take about 15 to 30 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

Title: Behavioral Health Specialist; Missouri( Independence and Kansas City)

Location: Kansas-Kansas City

Other Locations: US-Missouri-Kansas City, US-Kansas-Kansas City, US-Kansas-Olathe, US-Missouri-Independence

Requisition ID: 191057

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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