Behavioral Health Consultant

Integrated Behavioral Health – Family and Internal Medicine Departments


The Details… 

North Bend Medical Center (NBMC) is hiring full-time Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC) to work within the primary care behavioral health (PCBH) model in our Internal and Family Medicine Departments.  As a Behavioral Health Consultant at NBMC, you’ll provide expert integrated care to adult patients as a member of the Primary Care treatment team. 


This is not mental healthcare as usual – this is a behavioral health model that is interconnected with patient’s medical care and medical care team that requires specialized training and experience with a variety of medical care and mental health concerns.  BHC’s are generalists, providing high volume services from a population based lens that are accessible, team-based and a routine part of primary care.  We work alongside the Primary Care Provider (PCP) and staff to assess and provide brief, evidence-based, solution-focused assessments and interventions geared toward functional improvement for a wide scope of conditions, including most mental health challenges as well as behavior-related conditions (stress, sleep, smoking/vaping, diabetes, chronic pain, etc.).  It’s spontaneous, fast-paced and rewarding!


The BHC functions effectively in a highly productive setting with the ability to successfully pivot patients from physicians throughout the day.  The BHC thrives on being adaptable, flexible and able to independently function at a consistently high level.  The individual in this position must be willing to engage in brief visits (e.g. 15-30 minutes) at a high volume and adept in working closely with PCP’s and other team members.


The ideal candidate is creative, curious and flexible with an ability to connect easily with others.  Solid clinical skillset, lifelong learning mindset and friendly personality are necessary. 


Overview of Job Duties...

  • Provide assessments, screening or intervention services using evidence based treatment with the goal of assisting primary care providers in identifying, treating and managing mental and behavioral health concerns.

  • Individual consultation with patients and their caregivers, including:

  • Identifying individual, family and community-level strengths that can help patients overcome adversity;

  • Screening for mental health disorders, social stressors and unhealthy lifestyle choices using empirically validated measures;

  • Collaborating with PCP’s for patients with a positive screen to determine appropriate treatment intervention;

  • Providing motivational interviewing and psychoeducation for all patients and their support systems on mitigating risks, mental health disorders and prevention strategies;

  • Providing brief problem-solving cognitive interventions aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy;

  • Creating a Self-Care Plan and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress-tolerance and stress reduction by way of self-regulatory and emotional regulatory skill building.

  • Consult and collaborate with primary care team, behavioral health team and community partners.  This includes providing integrated on-site care, coordinating services, using concise documentation and providing feedback to providers.

  • Practice in a population based practice management strategy with flexibility to be interrupted and respond to urgent situations and consults.  This includes providing integrated on-site care, coordinating services, using concise documentation and providing feedback to providers.

  • Practice in a population based practice management strategy with flexibility to be interrupted, respond to urgent situations and consults.

  • Effectively utilize electronic health record and verbal communication to concisely communicate relevant information to PCP’s in a timely manner.  Ability to concurrently document during patient sessions and include performance of various clinical, compliance and administrative duties required to meet various billing and medical documentation requirements.

  • Effectively assess for and manage suicidal and homicidal risk, as well as concerns for child or elder abuse and neglect, using effective and evidence-based methods (PHQ-9, Columbia Risk Assessment).  When applicable, collaborate and coordinate care with the appropriate emergency personnel or authorities. 

  • Must possess a high level of comfort in providing consultation and training to other members of the primary care team in the areas of mental health, chemical dependency and behavioral medicine. 


  • Monday – Friday (40 hours per week)

  • Competitive Salary

  • 401K + Generous Employer Match 

  • Licensing/DEA Expenses Paid

  • Medical/Dental/Vision + Prescription Insurance 

  • Long Term Disability + Buy-Up Options

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account 

  • Malpractice

  • 3 Weeks of Vacation Per Year

  • CME Stipend + 5 Days Off 

  • Relocation Allowance 


  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Mental Health related field

  • License, Certification or Registration (Must obtain within 6 months of hire):

  • Credentials: CSWA or LPC-A 

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  • Coastal Community with Moderate Year-Round Climate;

  • 30 Minutes from World-Class Bandon Dunes Golf Resort!

  • Quick, Convenient Access to a Beautiful Regional Airport;

  • Oregon's Famous Sand Dunes, Pacific Ocean, Camping, Surfing, Kayaking, Hiking, Cycling, Restaurants and more;

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance!

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Please send CV to:

Christy Wright, Director of Recruitment & Marketing

Phone: 541-267-5151, Ext. 1294

Place of work

North Bend Medical Center
1900 Woodland Drive
97420 Coos Bay
United States of America

Employer profile

North Bend Medical Center is the largest multi-specialty group on the Southern Oregon coast.  We employ approximately 100 providers, which includes physicians and advanced practitioners.  Our main clinic is located in Coos Bay, and we offer four satellite clinics serving the communities of Bandon, Coquille, Gold Beach and Myrtle Point. We also feature an Immediate Care Clinic that serves the community six-days per week. 

Local radius

  • North Bend
  • Barview
  • Bunker Hill
  • Glasgow

Job ID: 8084215 / Ref: e7341ee55df27da668caa7e5f34dad9a

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