Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA)

Job Number: 19-384-6351

Education: Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field is required

Description: The LPHA role is a behavioral health provider who: 1) operates in a consultative role within a primary care team utilizing a team-based care model; 2) provides recommendations regarding behavioral interventions to the referring PCP; and 3) conducts brief interventions with referred patients on behalf of the referring PCP.

The LPHA role can be assumed by psychologists, psychiatric and medical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and licensed master's level counselors. At least two (2) years' experience in assessment, mental health, substance abuse and supervision required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

The LPHA responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

1.  Maintains a visible presence to the PCPs during clinic operating hours.

2.  Is available for "curbside" consultation (a brief interaction between the BHC and a PCP) by being in the clinic and working directly within the PCP teams.

3.  Is available for same day and scheduled initial consultations with patients referred by PCPs.

4.   Performs brief, limited follow-up visits for selected patients

5.   Provides a range of services including screening for common conditions, assessments, and interventions related to chronic disease management programs.

6.   Conducts risk assessments, as indicated.

7.   Provides psycho-education for patients during individual visits.

8.   Assists in the development of clinical pathway programs and behavior focused practice protocols.

9.   Maintains an up-to-date library of patient education materials for commonly seen problems.

10.   Identifies, reviews, and modifies educational materials for literacy level and cultural appropriateness under the supervision of the BHC Supervisor.

11.   Provides brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for patients

12.   Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral problems to CMHS or other community resources for specialty MH services consistent.

13.   Provides PCPs with same-day verbal feedback on client encounters either in person or by other electronic means available such as instant messaging.

14.   Facilitates and oversees referrals to specialty MH / SA services, and when appropriate, support a smooth transition from specialty MH / SA services to primary care.

15.   Presents the program model to private and public programs and agencies, in order to establish effective linkages and resources.

16.   Prepares brief consultant notes for the medical chart that explain assessment findings, interventions delivered, and recommendations made to the PCP.

17.   Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner to comply with all administrative regulations.

License: Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), LPC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, or LMFT is required.  Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required.

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday. May require some after-hours shifts when applicable.

Salary:  $55,602-$63,616 annually, depending on licensed experience.  Upon successfully passing our agency bilingual exam, an added annual bilingual pay up to $3,730 would apply. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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