Open Door Community Health Centers’ (ODCHC) Behavioral Health Department is committed to evidence based and timely mental health treatment services for established patients. Medical providers, care teams, and support staff utilize Behavioral Health Clinicians (BHC) for collaboration on patient care, and for consultation on difficult mental health issues. Open Door’s integrated behavioral healthcare model of practice is patient-centered, sessions focus on improvement of overall health outcomes, while addressing issues of depression anxiety, and addictions. Treatment is normally short-term unless clinically justified for more in-depth sessions.
Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC), a federally qualified health center established in 1971, is a network of 12 clinics in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties on California’s north coast. ODCHC is the medical home for more than half of the area’s 160,000 residents. We employ more than 100 licensed medical, dental and behavioral health practitioners. Our behavioral health clinicians (BHC) work in the medical care teams which include physicians, PA & NPs, RNs, MAs, Care Coordinators, Nutritionist, and more. We strive to make sure everyone can work at the top of their scope. ODCHC is California’s largest provider of primary care services north of San Francisco. ODCHC uses the EPIC electronic health record system (since 2008) and has teleconference and telehealth capacity in all sites.
Our BHCs are an integral part of the primary health care teams assisting in identifying and managing patients with behavioral health needs. Our BHCs provide short term care as well as warm hand-offs, assist with school based care, as well as the many other specialty programs provided. Our care teams see a full-spectrum of chronic and acute care needs including comprehensive family medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, men’s health and reproductive health; pediatrics and teen health care; chronic illness management; geriatric care; buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence (and chronic pain); integrated behavioral health services; referral and follow-up for specialty care locally, regionally or at urban medical centers (UCSF, UC Davis, Stanford, USC) and telemedicine. Additionally, dental services; HIV treatment and management; HepC treatment and management; pre-natal and OB care, transgender services; adult and child psychiatry; and outreach and care for homeless services are provided. Referral and follow-up for necessary specialty assessment, diagnosis, consult and treatment available through local, regional and urban medical centers (UC San Francisco, UC Davis, Stanford, USC) and telemedicine. Clinic provides geriatric care, diabetes education and management; hypertension management; chronic pain management (with and without opioids), migrant health, homeless health, and teen health services. Additionally ODCHC has a rural track Family Medicine Residency Program and PA/NP Residency Program which a dedicated BHC currently supports. We have several newly built facilities, and the next already on the drawing boards.
Open Door is committed to social justice and offers a living wage for all employees within the organization, something we are very proud of. Outside of the day to day clinic setting, we have built gardens, playgrounds, walking paths and teaching kitchens to create opportunities for more informal interactions which allow patients to experience the benefits of preventive activities regardless of social, transportation, or financial barriers. In addition to distributing public transit vouchers, we provide vouchers for the many community farmers’ markets in the area.
Outside of work you can hike, bike, camp, surf, kayak, rock climb, fish, hunt, ski, ride your horse or four-wheeler, golf, sail, swim, or use the gym. If you’re a foodie, here is where the farm-to-table movement took root. We have award winning wineries, microbreweries, and restaurants. We are home to Dell’ Arte, the only accredited school of physical comedy in the nation, not to mention a trio of repertory theaters, a symphony orchestra, a great light opera company, music venues at every turn and world-renown artists stopping by on a regular basis. We are a short jaunt to Napa wine country which makes for a lovely weekend getaway. This is an exceptional place to experience life and raise a family. Humboldt State University brings a fresh vibe to the community. The College of the Redwoods located near Eureka is a major contributor to the healthcare workforce. A strong educational system, a strong hospital network and a wide mix of environmental, service and manufacturing opportunities opens the door for spouses to find meaningful employment. We have a local airport making connections to San Francisco, Portland, and Los Angeles.
At time of start date BHC must be a CA licensed LCSW or Clinical Psychologist.
4 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: BHCs receive a sign on bonus, relocation assistance, Childcare Services, Medical, Dental & Vision coverage, FSA, Retirement, PTO & CE related time off, Wellness program incentives, life and disability coverage as well as other benefits/incentives. HPSA Scores: Family Practice 17, Dental 21, Mental Health 21
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About Open Door Community Health Centers, Northern CA
Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC), a federally qualified health center established in 1971, is a network of 12 clinics in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties on California’s North Coast. ODCHC serves more than half of the area’s 160,000 residents. ODCHC is California’s largest provider of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care north of San Francisco.