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Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant, LCSW, Bend, OR

Organization: Central Oregon Pediatric Associates
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Bend, OR
Date Job Posted: February 19, 2020
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Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant, LCSW

Bend, OR, US

Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) of Bend, Oregon, Central Oregon’s largest independent pediatric practice, is hiring full-time Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

COPA is a 5 Star|Tier 5 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, which is the highest available designation and awarded only to those clinics who integrate advanced transformative processes into their workflow and utilize proven best medical practices. COPA is looking for a candidate that contributes to the team with a passion for both the individual health of patients and a passion for population health throughout the region. The right candidate will thrive in a private practice where staff and providers have tremendous opportunity to positively impact the life of a child, with flexibility in a supportive environment of comprehensive resources. Likewise, COPA expects staff and providers to have a deep commitment to the practice, their team members and ultimately their patient. Candidates will demonstrate a work ethic that exhibits a commitment to patient compliance and outcomes.

The Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), LCSW functions as an integrated member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) team. The BHC assists physicians, advanced practice providers and other medical staff in managing the overall health of their enrolled populations. A BHC helps improve recognition, treatment and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and psychosocial aspects of medical conditions.

The role of the Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultant BHC/LCSW will include but is not limited to the following duties:

Maintains an in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, standards and techniques and demonstrates knowledge in accordance with COPA policies and procedures within pertinent laws and regulations in the following areas:

  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA).
  • Adhere to the organization’s procedures, guidelines, core competencies, roles and responsibilities outlined in the Behavioral Health (BH) program model, which includes participation as a member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) team and work to ensure compliance with Medical Home Standards and attestation.
  • Assist the primary care provider in recognizing, treating and managing behavioral health and biopsychosocial issues. This includes but is not limited to screening and early intervention, psychological assessment and diagnosis with brief psychotherapeutic interventions as needed.
  • Provide brief follow-up, including relapse prevention and education, with self-management skills and educational information necessary for patients and families to be full participants in their own treatment and recovery.
  • Provide timely and succinct feedback to primary care physicians regarding consultation findings and recommendations. This may include both formal (in-services, consult responses, medical chart documentation) and informal (hallway conversations) communication.
  • Assist in coordinating referrals from primary care to specialized mental health services, and step-down referrals from specialized mental health services to be managed through the primary care clinic. This coordination of care may also include communication with schools, public agencies, social services, and other community partners as appropriate.
  • Work with the medical team to develop specific clinical and behavioral health pathways for targeted patient groups (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity etc.).
  • Provide ongoing consultation services for a sub-set of patients who require ongoing monitoring and follow up (e.g. Collaborative Care Model).
  • Document all patient care in the proper systems and in a timely manner in compliance with organizational policies and regulatory agencies.
  • Familiarize self with COPA organizational structure, communications systems, billing process, and completes billing and coding documentation within time assigned.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
  • Provide and maintain a safe environment for patients, families, healthcare members and guests.
  • Conduct all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s integrity by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.
  • Train and develop other staff in the behavioral health program.
  • Participate in Quality metric documenting and tracking.


Education and Licensure: Requirements include Master’s Degree in Social Work, Oregon licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) (or the ability to become licensed as a LCSW in Oregon prior to starting employment if currently licensed in another state). Ability to become credentialed with insurers (meets all attestation requirements). Maintain AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.

Job Knowledge and Skills: Experience with pediatric medical populations and LCSW post licensure experience preferred. Exceptional and proven communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population of professionals. Ability to facilitate and reach consensus among health care professionals and community partners to achieve expected results. Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. Ability to work in a team and promote team driven outcomes. Knowledge of Patient Centered Primary Care Home and Care Coordination curriculum. Clinical informatics knowledge and skills. Experience giving presentations. Excellent organizational skills and experience in using computers and various software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and audio-visual equipment. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

The right candidate has a history of positive interactions in team environments and friendly demeanor to patient and families of all backgrounds. COPA support teams and providers are a close-knit group that collaborates to ensure all children are well served. We foster a collaborative environment focused on exceeding our patient and families’ expectations and offer our team members a competitive total pay and benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter explaining your desire to work in Pediatrics, your current resume and apply online at

About COPA - Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) has provided excellent, comprehensive and compassionate medical care to children in Central Oregon for over 40 years. Our mission is to serve all children with top quality medical care and outstanding service in a friendly and welcoming environment, regardless of their background or family status. COPA is a thriving, independent partnership whose healthcare quality measures exceed all medical care facilities in the region. COPA’s Pediatric Center of Excellence provides embedded behavioral health specialists, care coordination teams, 24/7 Telephone Nurse Advice, newborn patient advocate, and newborn lactation consulting support. COPA hosts over a dozen visiting pediatric specialists from children’s hospitals in Portland, Oregon who see patients in Bend at the COPA clinic. We are recognized for working closely with regional specialists to ensure patients have access to the best medical care available in a coordinated approach.

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