DSRIP Embedded Behavioral Health Specialist

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Req #: 8970
Division: Behavioral Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Hours: M-F 8-5
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: Stop Six/Walter B. Barbour Health Center
Location: 3301 Stalcup Road, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The DSRIP Embedded Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for utilizing their subject matter expertise to provide mental health services, consultation, care coordination and other targeted interventions within the primary care setting to assist in meeting the behavioral health needs of patients. Typical Duties:

  1. Provides quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental health and substance abuse conditions.
  2. Provides brief, solution focused therapeutic engagement with patients as needed.
  3. Provides assistance in detecting and addressing behavioral health needs within the primary care setting.
  4. Coordinates and facilitates communication between primary care physician and psychiatrist when needed.
  5. Utilizes behavioral health expertise to promote change to improve behavioral and physical health conditions.
  6. Provides referral and community resource information.
  7. Assists with linkage to more intense psychiatric care as appropriate.
  8. Performs other related job duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing or Psychology.
  • 2 plus year of clinical experience.
  • 1 plus year of experience using Microsoft Professional Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Certification in Non-Aggressive Crisis Management; must be obtained while in orientation and maintained throughout employment.
  • BCLS certification required but may be obtained subsequent to hire.
  • Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Licensure as an LMSW, LCSW, LPC, RN or Psychologist.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

For more information, visit www.jpshealthnet.org .
To view all job vacancies, visit www.jobs.jpshealthnet.org/ or www.teamacclaim.org .