We are seeking a full time Behavioral Health Specialist to join our practices in the Houston, TX area. The Behavioral Health Specialist will serve as a key member of the integrated primary care practice, playing a critical role in serving the behavioral health needs of our patients. The Behavioral Health Specialist will work closely with the Medical Director, Clinical Team Manager, and Director of Behavioral Health.
Co-manage the assessment and treatment of psychiatric concerns, psychosocial issues, and health behavior change through consultation and brief, focused assessment and treatment.
Provide education and consultation to health coaches and clinicians on the basic principles of brief behavioral interventions and reinforcing their use in medical visits.
Evaluate crisis situations and employ appropriate interventions.
Facilitate group-based visits and workshops to holistically address medical and behavioral health needs.
Improve population health outcomes by ensuring all patients and primary care team members have access to behavioral health expertise.
Facilitating and overseeing referrals to specialty mental health services and supporting a smooth transition from specialty mental health services to primary care.
Collaborate with other Behavioral Health Specialist's across Iora Health to improve behavioral health skills company wide.
Iora Health offers competitive compensation and benefits including PTO, CME, Malpractice insurance, 401K and much more.
Previous experience in an integrated care setting highly desired.
Must be currently licensed, or license eligible, to practice independently in Texas. (PSY, LCSW, LMHC, LCPC, MFT licensure accepted).
Preferred: Highest degree in academic concentration (PhD, PsyD or equivalent).
Required: Masters degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or related field.
Has excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
Is highly skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy and/or acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing.
Has exceptional capacity to multitask, is flexible, and is comfortable with ambiguity.
Has strong communication and teaching skills.
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About Iora Primary Care
Iora Health is a Boston, MA-based company with one mission: to restore humanity to health care. Our aim is simple: to deliver robust, dynamic primary care that transforms our patients’ lives.
Iora has a network of primary care practices where we take the time to know our patients as true individuals, and proactively provide the care, support, and inspiration they need to live their best life. Our practices offer smaller panel sizes, no billing or coding, and the opportunity to lead systemic change in health care delivery while working with a true team. We are a fast-paced, fresh-thinking, high-growth company building a better model of health care delivery.