Mental Health Clinician/LCSW Preferred – Canon City

Generalist position on our psychiatric outpatient team in beautiful southern Colorado.

Be a part of our integrated healthcare team! Solvista Health is located in beautiful southern Colorado, serving a rural four-county region. We are located close to excellent outdoor activities such as mountain hiking trails, mountain biking, and whitewater river sports.

Solvista Health is seeking a generalist clinician (LCSW preferred) for our Cañon City office. The generalist clinician is a key member of the psychiatric outpatient team who provides and oversees psychosocial and mental health care for selected clients and families. Conducts bio-psychosocial assessment, triage, short term treatment and referral, as indicated. Identifies high-risk psychosocial factors of clients/families that impact health status and helps hospital or law-enforcement staff understand the influence of those factors upon the course of medical care. Assumes clinical evaluation, intervention and planning for clients with complex psychosocial risk. Works effectively as part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Provides clinical services to clients/families that address environmental, age specific and cultural issues in order to maximize emotional, social and physical well-being and the effective use of health care and community resources. Collaborates with and provides consultation to other disciplines within the setting and community. Participates on Center, Hospital, Satellite, community task forces and committees. Supports the missions of Solvista Health.

Essential Functions

  • Provide comprehensive emergency evaluations in cooperation with client/family, psychiatrist and interdisciplinary team, and develop treatment plans based on client needs/goals.
  • Continually assesses client’s behavioral health status, and provide evidence based interventions and strategies to improve clients/families functioning and/or medical adherence.
  • Provides risk assessment and intervention as part of the interdisciplinary team, with emphasis on harm reduction. When necessary, refers to and coordinates with appropriate emergency services.
  • Provide a care management approach around psychosocial/behavioral health needs using an evidence-based collaborative care management approach.
  • Acts as the lead liaison between client and psychiatrist and other key treatment providers for clients receiving care management.
  • Provide group therapy, with content determined by client/clinic need.
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, in conjunction with the psychiatrist, and develop treatment plans for clients receiving care management.
  • Provide resources as needed to encourage client’s progress, and provide evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions to assist patient in accomplishing treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with various medical providers and/or additional service providers to coordinate care.
  • Work as part of a generalist team of clinicians, and/or participate in a sub-specialty clinic specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatry, women’s mental health, geriatrics, and others.
  • Responsible for On-Call Crisis intervention rotation which provides crisis intervention and evaluation to meet the unique needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric consumers and their families. Crisis interventions are implemented in the community, emergency room, consumer residence and other areas as requested, using supervisory consultation as needed. Crisis intervention may include initial imminent risk evaluation to determine the level of danger to self, others or extent of being gravely disabled, with appropriate referrals to inpatient, outpatient and/or county designated mental health professional for involuntary inpatient investigations. Crisis intervention may include referral and/or active linking to community supports.
  • Documentation of all patient contacts and other important clinical information in the electronic medical record and in accordance with WCMHC and department procedures.
  • Community-based crisis assessment and intervention
  • Community outreach and education
  • Telephonic and in-person crisis assessment, triage and intervention

Education/Experience

  • Master's degree in related field and licensure or license-eligible, required.