Behavioral Health Consultant (Payson)

North Country HealthCare

About the organization

North Country HealthCare (NCHC) is transforming healthcare for rural Arizonans. NCHC is a primary care, federally qualified health center with a teaching and learning mission. We practice an integrative care model in an innovative culture. These things allow us to provide coordinated health care across the Colorado plateau to some of the most vulnerable rural populations in the United States. We have clinics in 12 rural communities -- divided into an east, central, and western region -- throughout the northern half of Arizona.

Through our care model, we are able to drive key quality and cost outcomes, which create value for patients, providers, and the overall health system. Our model allows us to practice medicine the way it should be practiced by fostering strong provider-patient, provider-provider, and provider-staff relationships, and delivering appropriate care in a "one-stop" model.


Practice Behavioral Health in a Clinical, Out-Patient Setting!

The Behavioral Health Consultant works in our primary care clinic in Payson, Ariz. providing brief behavioral interventions to patients with chronic conditions. You will engage in "warm hand-offs" from primary care providers and brief follow-ups, as indicated. In addition, you will provide interventions with patients identified as having substance misuse and general mental health concerns. Motivational interviewing and other evidence-based practices experience preferred.

If you enjoy seeing your work uplift individuals, their families, and entire communities, we want to talk to you!


Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating medically related behavioral health and psychosocial problems by performing "on-demand" consultations and evaluations during clinic hours.
Implement the Behavioral Health Integration grant scope of work, which includes implementing SBIRT screening, evidence based practices, and brief interventions in a medical setting.
Assist adult, family, child, and adolescent populations to identify and adhere to self-management goals focused on improving health outcomes.
Attend and participate in team meetings, provider meetings, billing meetings and planning activities as appropriate.
Assist with smooth transition between primary care provider and specialty mental health and/or community resources as appropriate.



PhD in Psychology or Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy
Two years of behavioral health experience.
Experience in a medical setting and with underserved or diverse populations preferred.
Comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.
Some travel required.
Substance abuse counseling preferred.
Spanish speaking strongly preferred.


Current Arizona licensure (or ability to obtain on upon hire).
Preferred Licenses: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Starting bonus
25 days paid time off (20 vacation,5 sick) plus 6 federal holidays
One week paid time off for CE along with a $2,000 CE reimbursement
Loan repayment eligible (Our high HPSA score means your chances of being accepted by either state or federal repayment programs is increased.)
FTCA Medical malpractice provided
Professional fees paid: state license, board certification, membership dues up to $500 annually.

Payson is a town of 15,000 located about 1.5hrs northeast of Phoenix, Ariz. Situated at the foot of the high Mogollon Rim country and the edge of the desert, Payson's four-season climate offers warm summers with mild winters and plen

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