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Behavioral Health Counselor - Primary Care Practices, Wake County

Posted on Jan 19, 2019 by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Raleigh, NC 27608
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Behavioral Health Counselor - Primary Care Practices, Wake County

Job ID #: 28931


Andrews Center, Raleigh Campus

Job Category:

Clinical Professional


WPP P Care Phys Admin - 70_8660

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About WakeMed

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women?s and children?s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children?s Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children?s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed?s team of more than 8,200 employees, 250 employed physicians, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit

Position Information

The Behavioral Health Counselor is responsible for delivering psychotherapeutic counseling services at our Physician Practices Primary Care offices. The Counselor will have the training and licensure needed to address patient?s behavioral health needs and help coordinate referrals to specialty behavioral health services when required outside of the clinic. The Counselor will use evidence based medicine (EBM) strategies to promote behavior change across a diverse range of patients with behavioral and physical health conditions to include depression, anxiety, addiction, obesity among others. The Counselor will help coordinate care for patients requiring behavioral health services in a collaborative care model with direct communication to the primary care provider led team. The Counselor will use measurement guided patient-centered outcomes that incorporates EBM to improve outcomes for patients leading to cost savings, increased patient satisfaction and improved access to care. The Counselor will also provide expertise in mental health/substance abuse issues to the interdisciplinary team including in-service education and support.

Experience Requirements

3 Years Clinical - Mental Health Or 3 Years Clinical - Substance Abuse/Addiction Required

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree Nursing Or Master's Degree Social Work Or Counseling Required - And Master's Degree Nursing Or Master's Degree Psychology Preferred

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Registered Nurse And Certified Mental Health Nurse Required - Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Or Licensed Professional Counselor Or Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Required - And Certified Notary Preferred

Hours of Work

Variable M-F8am-5pm

Weekend Requirements

No Weekends

Call Requirements


Reference: 629571661