Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our sixth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and recent Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Schedule: Mon-Fri- no holidays/weekends or ON CALL required
This will be an embedded therapist into our pediatric primary care practice
Responsible for coordinating and providing depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health care for patients in primary care clinics. Educates patients about behavioral health issues and treatment options; provides behavioral activation; monitors behavioral health symptoms and response to medication and/or psychotherapy using structured instruments (e.g., the PHQ-9, GAD-7, or other appropriate instruments, etc.); works closely with the primary care provider and external mental health resources in the community to revise the treatment plan when patients are not improving; and offers a brief course of counseling for depression and other behavioral health issues (e.g., Problem Solving Treatment in Primary Care (PST-PC or other appropriate modality) when indicated.
Minimum Education Requirements
Master's Degree in Social Work or Masters in Counseling
Minimum Experience Requirements
Prior formal training and experience in brief, structured counseling techniques (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Problem Solving Treatment (PST), etc.).
Competence with DSM diagnostic criteria and treatment planning.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly with a wide range of people.
Demonstrated ability to work within and coordinate a care team comprised of internal team members and community-based members.
Minimum 2 years direct clinical experience delivering behavioral health care in a relevant setting.
Experience with design, implementation, or maintenance of the IMPACT model;
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, or other appropriate evidence-based models of behavioral health care delivered in a primary care setting.
Experience working with medically ill and/or older adults in a primary care setting preferred.
State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a registered psychotherapist
Current Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association or other certifying agency.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
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