Behavioral Health Consultant - Family Practice:

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Behavioral Health Consultant - Family Practice for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

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The ideal candidate would have experience working with interdisciplinary teams, ideally in a medical setting. They would provide evidence based therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral activation. Also prefer specific behavioral medicine experience such as pain management and health behavior change (healthy eating, exercise, smoking cessation, substance abuse, etc).



As a member of the primary care integrated medical team, coordinates and oversees the plan of care and service of selected outpatient populations across the continuum of illness, promote effective utilization and monitoring of health care resources. Works with providers and other primary care team members as a collaborative consultant to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the care continuum. Provides solution-focused, brief, individual, group and family therapy.  Supports provider decision-making and assumes a leadership role with the multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal clinical, financial, and experience of care outcomes.



1. Screen and identify patients who need care management per high risk criteria.

2. Coordinate plan of care with patient, family, providers, specialists regarding psychosocial issues affecting medical care.

3. Evaluates and consults with Care Team on mental health and addiction issues for patients.

4. Provides short-term, focused interventions for patients to increase their motivation and decrease emotional barriers to care.

5. Provides patient/caregiver education, coaching, support.  Coordinates follow up care, referrals, access to community services and monitors changes.

6. Coordinate with the Interdisciplinary Team and community resources when appropriate, regarding the multiple details of transitional care management plan.  Consult with physician and interpret access, continuity, coordination and care needs of patient.

7. Inform providers and payers of patient status and service needs; consult with them on modification of care plan and financial arrangements.

8. Address crisis situations in the clinic (patients upset, behavioral issues, and special needs) and provide appropriate intervention and linkage. 




  • Masters degree in social work (MSW) or Masters degree in Counseling or equivalent credential and experience required.



  • A minimum of two years employment in a healthcare setting or community agency dealing with health and/or welfare issues preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare and social agencies required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in social work practice.



WA: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker preferred.

  • Certification in Case Management highly desired.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including sensitivity to other cultures and ethnicities.
  • Excellent skills in conceptual thinking, listening, problem resolution and planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and electronic medical records.
  • Knowledgeable about issues related to chronic illness, developmental disabilities, special needs, mental illness, grief and transition, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and senior abuse.
  • Good understanding and adherence to core social work values and ethics.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Family Medicine - Fisher's Landing (650)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $26.71, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Behavioral Health/Social Work || Full Time || FAMILY PRACTICE SVCS

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