The Director of Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health will have responsibility to implement an integrated behavioral health program across Jefferson Health’s 60+ primary care practices. The Director will work closely with primary care and behavioral health leadership and designated psychiatrist and primary care physician Integrated Behavioral Health leads, and will collaborate with psychiatrists, primary care physicians and practices. The Director will have responsibility for hiring behavioral health staff, including LCSWs, psychologists, community mental health workers, and others as the program develops. The Director will lead implementation of evidence-based integrated behavioral health programming, and will be responsible for design and oversight of programs to educate and engage behavioral health providers and primary care teams. The Director will also lead efforts to ensure program fidelity across the system and program evaluation, including financial and clinical outcomes. Initially, approximately 20 LCSWs will provide service in the practices, with growth anticipated as program outcomes demonstrate value and need. Evaluation will be supported by the Greenfield Research Center of the Department of Family & Community Medicine and by robust data analytics capabilities within Jefferson Health.
The successful candidate will have completed fellowship training in integrated primary care behavioral health, and/or had significant experience practicing in an integrated primary care setting. Experience developing programs, managing behavioral health staff and engaging primary care providers and teams is critical. The Director is expected to provide up to 20% effort practicing integrated behavioral health in a Jefferson primary care practice. The Director will be eligible for a faculty appointment in the TJU Department of Psychiatry, with a secondary appointment in the TJU Department of Family and Community Medicine, with rank based on experience and credentials.