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Behavioral Health Clinician – Primary Care – DeForest-Windsor Clinic at University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Working as an independent health care provider, you'll play an integral role in our care teams by providing high-quality, cost-effective care to patients while working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team.

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Clinician to:

  • Collaborate with other medical professionals in a fast-paced environment.

  • Provide brief evidence-based interventions.

  • Provide short, but intense follow-up.

  • Connect patients to resources.

  • Use outcome-based models to track patient improvement.


Minimum – Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.

If Psychologist - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology or related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum – Two (2) years’ experience in an integrated health care environment in a patient/client contact role.

Preferred – One (1) year of experience working with behavioral health issues in a primary care setting.

If Psychologist - One (1) year of post doc experience in the area of Behavioral Health.

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum - Relevant license and/or certification or license/certification eligible as a Mental Health provider as required in the State of Wisconsin (i.e., Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-LMFT).

If Psychologist - Licensure or eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Wisconsin.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patients and other members of the care team.

  • Comfortable working in a medical setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to effectively engage patients in a therapeutic relationship, when appropriate.

  • Experience with screening, assessing, and carrying out treatment plans for common mental health disorders.

  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health disorders.

  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common mental health disorders.

  • Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders.

  • Familiarity with social/human service practices, confidentiality, and risk/malpractice issues within health care settings

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. 

Work Schedule:

100% FTE, 40 hours per week.  Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

UW Health Clinics - our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.

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UW Medical Foundation benefits

UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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