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Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Integrated Behavioral Health Care Provider (IBHCP)

Job Details

Pagosa Springs Medical Center - PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$28.47 - $41.40 Hourly


Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s Clinic has an opening for a Full-Time Integrated Behavioral Health Care Provider (IBHCP).  This position will not be hired before a grant funding contract is signed (estimated to be between November 2023 and January 2024). Must be licensed in Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. PSMC will provide professional liability insurance coverage and a CME allowance of $6,000 annually (gross and subject to taxes) for full-time. Compensation range is $28.47 to $41.40 per hour depending on experience. PSMC’s full-time positions include the following benefits: health insurance plans with medical, dental and vision; options for Health Savings account (HSA) or Flexible Health Saving account (FSA). PSMC and Provider each contribute 6% of earnings to a 401a Retirement subject to I.R.S. contribution and compensation limits and five-year vesting.  Voluntary participation in 457 plan. PSMC's Rural Health Clinic is a Colorado Health Service Corps site and eligible providers can apply for the CHSC loan repayment program. PSMC is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer.

Job Duties

This position provides integrated behavioral health care to Rural Health Clinic patients.  This type of care is delivered with a warm hand-off during the clinic day or is a scheduled visit. This position also provides typical social work supportive to patient needs. The IBHCP uses specialized education, discretion and judgement to perform the following: 1. Assess the patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs, utilizing evidence-based screening tools (PHQ9, GAD7, CSSRS, etc.); 2. Assist in the coordination of appropriate services, resources, and referrals; 3. Advocate and provide support to patients and families having difficulty coping effectively with changing medical conditions and other social determinants that may affect their health and well-being; 4. Diagnose and provide short-term evidence-based behavioral health therapy in the outpatient Rural Health Clinic; 5. Refer to a higher level of care when required for diagnosis and medication management; 6. Facilitate remote therapeutic sessions with offsite providers (Psychiatrists, Psychiatric NP, etc.) via telehealth when needed and act as a liaison between the specialist and the primary care provider. Duties may be changed as clinic needs are modified.


  • Graduate of Accredited Master’s in Social Work Program.
  • LCSW license required
  • Beneficial to have two (2) years social work experience in a hospital or similar Clinic setting; referral to community resources; discharge planning; and/or case management or other related experience.
  • Knowledge of community resources, hospital operations and excellent communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to assess, DSM 5 diagnose and provide individual, family and group therapy.
  • Ability to perform suicide risk assessments and interventions to include out of area placements.
  • Prefer MAT training and implementation; substance abuse experience
  • BLS
  • Prefer experience with third party payment systems, i.e., Medicare/Medicaid
  • Basic computer knowledge.