• Behavioral Health Clinician III

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Behavioral Health
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health Medical Foundation
    Standard Hours
    Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California.  Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.


    This position is self-directed, requiring full participation and dedication within a self-directed team. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of services that include: initial intake; assessments; brief therapy, crisis evaluation; phone triage with clients, procuring re-authorization from insurance companies to pay for services, coordination of mental healthcare benefits for clients and other behavioral health patients, and referrals to appropriate services. This position requires using only therapeutic procedures approved by the Manager and within professional scope of practice, adherence to organizational policies, the W & I Code and organizational billing requirements, and professional and ethical behavior at all times.



    - Provides direct mental health services to clients of all ages.
    - Develops individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives.
    - Maintains 75% of time spent in providing direct clients services that can be billed.
    - Provides extensive and accurate documentation in a timely and thorough manner regarding services.
    - Coordinates with others to procure insurance authorizations.
    - Performs the necessary documentation and tracking functions needed to comply with health plan and contractual requirements Participates in peer review upon request.


    Behavioral Health Clinician III Qualifications:


    Minimum Qualifications: 


    - Two years post-licensure clinical experience. Experience in providing a variety of clinical modalities and services to clients of all ages and a broad variety of diagnoses. Required skills include assessment, formulation of treatment plans; intervention planning and follow through, providing documentation of services. Evaluating suicidal and homicidal risk and other high risk situations (i.e. psychotic process; drug/alcohol use/intoxication.
    - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in an appropriate behavioral science discipline. Maintain current continuing education units as required for license renewal.
    - DSM IV and 5. Normal and abnormal psychology. Assessment skills and crisis intervention. Treatment planning and intervention skills. Individual and group treatment methods. Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients. Ethical and legal issues. Community resources. Billing and documentation requirements. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Maintain an appropriate balance between direct client contact and documentation time. Adhere to all client confidentiality requirements and standards. Manage significant electronic paperwork functions necessary to support insurance billing. Ability to manage the case load and schedule to meet productivity expectations; 75% of time must be spent in providing direct client services that can be billed. Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations. Ability to establish and maintain rapport to engage clients effectively in treatment.
    - Current unrestricted license in the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Current California Drivers License if position requires movement between facilities on a regular basis.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    - Three or more years post-licensure experience preferred due to insurance contract requirements preferred. Experience working in substance abuse treatment, eating disorders and/or experience leading groups and classes is desirable.

    - Advanced training in any evidence-based practices is a plus.

    - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Brief, focused therapy Comfort working broad age range from with youth through adults preferred.



    Behavioral Health Clinician II Qualifications:


    Minimum Qualifications:


    - Current registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Associate Clinical Social Worker, or Psychological Assistant; or current clinical license as MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist.
    - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree in an appropriate behavioral science discipline.
    - Ability to travel to multiple sites may be required.



    Behavioral Health Clinician I Qualifications:


    Minimum Qualifications:


    - Enrollment in a field placement traineeship or internship at Dignity Health Medical Foundation as part of a Master's Degree program in an appropriate behavioral science discipline

    - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate behavioral science discipline.

    - A valid California Drivers License, valid automobile insurance, and reliable automobile transportation


    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Previous employment experience in the mental health field


    *Depending on qualifications and licensure, a candidate may be hired on as a Behavioral Health Clinician I, II, or III as staffing permits.*


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