Behavioral Health Consultant - Bend, OR (Per Diem)

Praxis Health

Bend, OR

Bend, OR, US
Bend, OR
30+ days ago
Job Description:

Per Diem Behavioral Health Consultant


Provide high quality, patient focused care in a vibrant and collaborative primary care setting. This is a flexible position that allows early career or seasoned behavioral health clinicians to learn new skills, make new connections, and play an essential role in health care while also choosing shifts that fit your unique life situation. Work as much or as little as you like! Our clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and team members can work 2-8 shifts per month.


The BHC will work as part of a clinical team in a dynamic primary care clinic in Bend, Oregon. Our team emphasizes team-based health care where behavioral health clinicians work side by side with clinical support staff, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


BHC is responsible for providing brief, evidence-based behavioral health services to patients and families including direct counseling services, intervention, and coordination of community services/resources. Performance of duties will be in the context of an interdisciplinary team in a primary care clinic.


Specific Areas of Responsibility

  • Operate in a consultative role within a primary care team utilizing the Primary Care Behavioral Health model.
  • Provide recommendations regarding behavioral interventions to the referring Primary Care Provider (PCP).
  • Conduct brief interventions with referred patients on behalf of the referring PCP.  
  • Conduct comprehensive, culturally sensitive psychosocial assessments, help develops care plans, and  provides evidence-based counseling and intervention services to individuals and families.
  • Coordinates services with appropriate clinic and community resources.
  • Document assessment, intervention, and treatment data in medical record.
  • Serve as liaison to community health care network.


High Lakes Health Care is part of Praxis Health, the largest independent medical group in Oregon. Praxis is a family of primary care and specialty clinics providing accessible and quality health care throughout the state of Oregon.


Praxis Health is a well-established provider of health care services in the state of Oregon. We are not big-box health care, rather a family of 32 medical clinics throughout the state. Providing a small clinic environment, uncommon provider autonomy, and an umbrella of administrative support services, it’s the best of all worlds.  


To submit your CV, or for more information, please contact Shannon Lynch, Provider and Medical Recruitment, Praxis Health,  


Provider will adhere to the following:

  • The executed employment agreement, outlining detailed expectations for performance and conduct.
  • Compliance with all state, local and federal rules, guidelines and requirements with respect to safety and health will be met. This includes, but is not limited to any mandates with respect to the COVID-19 virus, such as PPE, testing, or vaccination rules, absent a legally recognized need for accommodation. Such accommodation requests should be promptly submitted to HR and will be reviewed and approved based on the circumstances presented.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline.
  • Credentialed as LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or licensed psychologist



  • Knowledge of professional behavioral health (psychology, counseling, social work) principles, methodology, and ethics and of human psychosocial development within the family, community, and culture.
  • Knowledge of the use of therapeutic relationship to foster patient involvement.
  • Familiarity with brief evidence-based therapy theories/techniques and therapeutic process. Understanding of techniques for facilitating client motivation to change behavior.
  • Knowledge of health and social issues impacting diverse clients and their well-being.
  • Skill in crisis intervention and case management.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records.
  • Ability to interact effectively as member of interdisciplinary health care team, identify and utilize community resources and  communicate appropriately with diverse patient population..
About Us:

Praxis Health is the Pacific Northwest’s leading independent healthcare network, providing the highest levels of individualized patient care.


With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care.


It all starts with putting patients and families at the forefront. Our efforts focus not only on providing exceptional patient care when it is needed, but also on the wellness services and community outreach that engage and empower the people we serve to take charge of their health.


All delivered by a team of mission driven physicians, employees and administrators – the best minds and the biggest hearts – to help ensure the safest, highest quality of care for all.


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General Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk;
    use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to site and stoop, kneel or crouch the employee must
    regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
    and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

EOE Disabled/Veteran

Praxis Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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