Social Work-Case Manager/Behavioral Health Therapist - Behavioral Health in Las Cruces, NM at Memorial Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/29/2019

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Job Description

Memorial Medical Center

Behavioral Health Therapist

The Behavioral Health Social Worker provides support for the Behavioral Health Therapist in all functions below but doesn’t provide independent therapy until credentialed through Medical Staff. Once credentialed title will be changed to Behavioral Health Therapist. 

The Behavioral Health Therapist provides psychiatric assessment and therapy to individuals, groups, and/or families. Provides case management and utilization review services as patient transition through the health care system. The therapist functions in a direct practice role that includes diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision making, patient/family education, consultation, counseling, utilization management, and discharge planning.  The Therapist provides service to patient throughout the lifespan including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults and groups. 

Social Work MSW

The MSW Social Worker is responsible for facilitating appropriate health care services throughout the continuum of care.  Uses collaborative and systematic processes to assess, plan and coordinate the implementation of services that meet the individual's health needs.  Collects and utilizes data to monitor and evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of those services in accordance with the organizations PI model.  Communicates with physician, payers and other health care providers to ensure quality care and promote fiscal responsibility through the appropriate utilization of resources.  Provides services to patients throughout the lifespan including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric age groups. 

Job Requirements

Behavioral HealthTherapist

Minimum Education:Graduate degree from an accredited university program in psychology,counseling, social work, nursing or MSW.

Minimum Experience: Two(2) recent years clinical experience preferred.

Certification/Licensure:Current license in New Mexico as a Psychologist, CNS, LISW/ LMSW, LPC/C, orLMHC. Medical Staff credentialing for independent therapy provision must beinitiated upon employment. Must be credentialed as a Behavioral HealthTherapist with one (1) year of employment.

Social Work MSW

MinimumEducation:  Social Worker MSW.

MinimumExperience: 3 years experience in an acute care hospital setting; preferexperience with the case management process; prefer certification in a relatedfield to Case Management. 

Certification/Licensure:  Licensureas an MSW in the state of New Mexico required.  Basic BLS certification isrequired. 

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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