Licensed Mental Health Professional

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Medical Center (NDC) - Health Center
  • Mental Health Outpatient
  • Full -time - Days
  • 31017
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    • The Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) provides oversight, coordination and management of respective regional hub and serves as the initial point of contact for incoming Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) consult requests. The LMHP works closely with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (CAP) to provide rapid clinical telephonic/telehealth consultation and support services to primary care providers (PCPs). Reports to the Mental Health Therapy Manager.
    • Responds to incoming consult requests from the VMAP central call center during normal business hours and triage requests to additional hub staff as appropriate (CAP and/or care navigator).
    • Provides clinical advice via consultation to individual PCPs related to patient care for cases, in line with practice guidelines and best practices in pediatric psychology, including:
      • Providing consults directly to PCPs.
      • Providing case-specific recommendations regarding behavioral health interventions including parent coaching, parent support and treatment/practice recommendations for PCPs.
      • Consulting with PCPs on current treatment plans to determine best course of action and providing alternative recommendations when needed.
      • Providing ongoing support for specific cases with the goal of working with PCPs (and hub team members) to develop transition plans to long-term care.
    • Provides time-limited behavioral health support directly to PCP patients upon request/recommendation via telehealth. Reasons for direct support could include, but are not limited to:
      • Providing short term bridge treatment until patient receives long-term behavioral health services.
      • Conducting brief behavioral health evaluations to determine accurate diagnoses and/or clarify diagnostic uncertainties.
      • Providing direct family support to facilitate linkage with care navigation services.     
    • If additional care is needed outside of the primary care setting, works in conjunction with regional hub care navigator to refer patients to the appropriate external behavioral health resources.
    • Provides oversight, coordination and management of regional hub operations.
    • Provides day to day operational supervision of regional hub’s care navigators.
    • Conducts regular outreach to primary care provider offices within respective VMAP region.
    • Assists with VMAP educational offerings, including the recruitment of regional staff/faculty and marketing VMAP educational opportunities to regional PCPs.
    • Works in conjunction with VMAP Medical Director and Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) to integrate appropriate clinical and administrative functions into hub activities.
    • Assists MSVF and appropriate VMAP team members to collect and maintain all required data to ensure evaluation and reporting requirements are met.
    • Adheres to HIPAA privacy policies and hospital/health center regulations.
    • Completes all other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Administrator.
    • Current Virginia license in one of the following: Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Professional Counseling (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Clinical Psychologist (LCP).
    • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in a related field.
    • Minimum of five years of clinical work experience.
    • Must have a specialization in child and adolescent behavioral health as documented by education and previous work experience.
    • Supervision and/or consultation experience required.
    • Experience working with primary care providers required.
    • Teaching experience preferred.
    • Increased Security Clearance Required for Job Roles in Medical Tower II: FBI fingerprinting, criminal background check, and Child Protective Services registry search.
    • Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.

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