Frontline National LLC
Published
November 22, 2021
Location
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Category
Careers  
Job Type

Description

Clinical social worker is required to function in a patientcentered

medical home (PCMH) location as a full-time equivalent provider as a

Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) as outlined in DoDI 6490.15 Integration of

Behavioral Health Personnel Services Into Patient-Centered Medical Home Primary

Care and Other Primacy Care Service Settings and the Primary Care Behavioral

Health Practice Manual.

The Clinical social worker cannot be used by the MTF’s Mental Health service to

provide any non-BHC related functions; nor is the social worker allowed to

provide any clinical services that warrant use of the BFDA MEPRS code.

Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:

Participates in and successfully completes two phases of Air Force BHC training.

Demonstrates core competency skills to BHC independent practice within 90 days

of starting. The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills

will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within

90 days.

Phase I training is approximately five (5) days, provided either virtually or onsite

at a CONUS location. The candidate must receive a “Pass” determination on the

Phase I Training Core Competency Tool (CCT) before proceeding to Phase II.

Phase II training will occur within 90 days of completion of Phase I training for a

two day course. The candidate must receive a “Pass” determination on the Phase I

Training Core Competency Tool (CCT) in order to be deemed acceptable for the

position.

If the clinical social worker fails to pass the BHC training or fails to demonstrate

BHC core competency, the contractor shall be required to provide a new HCW.

The contractor shall not present the same HCW for another attempt.

Travel: The Government shall reimburse the contractor for all travel costs in

accordance with the travel guidance in the contract PWS.

Replacement/Turnover of an employee: If the candidate does not pass the course

the contractor shall submit a replacement candidate upon notice of the candidate’s

failure to pass any training phase.

Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral

interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the

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Air Force Primary Care Behavioral Health Program Practice Manual). Services

will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15- to 30-minute

appointments).

May provide classes in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., stress

management class, sleep enhancement class, chronic pain class).

May participate in group medical appointments, including Shared Medical

Appointments (SMA) and Drop in Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA), as

requested by the PCM.

Works independently in the absence of direct oversight and adheres to Air Force

values. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing

and resolving professional issues.

Must be skillful and tactful in communicating with people who may be physically

or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally

dangerous.

5.3.9. Must possess organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills to

articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and nonmedical

staff in a professional and courteous way.

Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues and specific

patients.

Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients

referred.

Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding

behavioral health issues and BHC services.

Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical

pathway programs needed in the clinic.

Provide technical direction and clinical insight into relevant projects being

conducted at the site of service.

Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in the patient’s

electronic medical record within the allowable timeframe defined by the MTF

standard after the patient is seen.

Effectively manage a full daily patient load, as defined by the Mental Health

Business Practice Standards and Primary Care Behavioral Health Manual of

completing approximately 8-14 patient encounters per day

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Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully

licensed.

Duties may include participating in Air Force-approved research projects relating

to Primary Care Behavioral Health.

Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as

required.

Participates in military-specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide for

Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment, pre-post deployment

screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).

Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional

staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not

limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff

meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, and others

required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.

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