SBIRT Clinician

Fairfax, VA
Feb 10, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate experience and record of successful achievement

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SBIRT Clinician

George Mason University Student Health Services is seeking a collaborative, energetic, team-oriented, self-motivated and creative SBIRT Clinician to provide substance use and mental health screening, brief intervention, brief therapy, and referral to services for adult patients at the George Mason University Student Health Center. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use. This position is funded by a two-year grant from George Mason Universitys VA-SBIRT Program.

Responsibilities: The SBIRT Clinician will work with an integrated team of professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants. This individual will assess patients behavioral health needs and will provide brief intervention during and after medical appointments, provide brief counseling (e.g., four to six sessions) for patients in need of additional support, and refer patients who need more intensive treatment to local resources. The incumbent will enhance behavioral health integration at the Student Health Center, and will ensure that the mission and health care goals are met. Duties include: * Perform the necessary functions of the integrated care position, including screening, brief intervention, brief counseling, and referral to treatment in accordance with guidelines for standards of care; * Deliver brief intervention and brief therapy for medical patients, including but not limited to utilizing motivational interviewing, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in brief appointments; * Complete referrals to behavioral health centers and providers and track responses to referrals; * Facilitate universal screenings of all medical patients presenting to Student Health Services; * Ensure all patient records, charts and all related documentation is maintained current and consistent with grant requirements; * Facilitate and coordinate data collection efforts to meet stated project goals in conjunction with the VA-SBIRT project team; * Collaborate with other medical and behavioral health professionals to develop, implement, audit, and modify procedures for screening, assessment, brief intervention, and referral to treatment; and * Compilation of statistical data and patient outcomes.

Required Qualifications: * Virginia licensed behavioral health professional (PMHNP-BC Nurse Practitioner, LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LPC-Licensed Professional Counselor, LSBTP-Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, or Licensed Psychologist); * Advanced degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; * Experience with Microsoft Excel, data management and collection; * Demonstrated significant knowledge of models of behavioral and primary integrated care; * Prior academic or practical training in motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy; * Demonstrated strengths of personal integrity and self-confidence; and * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience working in a medical setting; * Experience working with electronic health records; and * Experience with SBIRT model.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA46Ez at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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