Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho. Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.

We don’t just say it. We prove it.

  • In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.
  • We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.
  • We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.

The benefits of working for KCH include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.
  • Flexible schedule, with the option of 4x10s, or 5x8s.
  • Vacation and sick leave.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • 4% 401K employer match.
  • In-house medical, dental, or behavioral health services.
  • Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club.
  • Provide effective brief interventions to assist primary care patients in successfully achieving goals.
  • Provide screening assessment, diagnosis, and referral on an as needed basis.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Actively participate in meetings that support the integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for patients.
  • Assist in the detection of "at risk" patients and develop plans to promote wellness.
  • Assist the integrated care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
  • Educate patients, families, and staff in the BHC's areas of expertise.
  • Actively participate in weekly clinical consultation meeting with the Behavioral Health Team
  • Keep patient records up to date, comprehensive in nature in accordance with federal, state, and board regulations.

As an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant a typical day might include:

Qualifications needed:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school
  • Current License in the State of Idaho as a BH Provider
  • Ability to receive clearance through the National Practitioner Database
  • Working knowledge of the basic principles of health, illness, and wellness including current best Practice in effective delivery of preventive and primary behavioral health care and health education to low-income and special needs populations.
  • Proven clinical competence and outcome-effective experience providing primary and preventive health services.
  • Skill in behavioral health services primary care delivery and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff.
  • Experience with rural community health care, public health principles and practices desired.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, creative thinker and pa proven collaborator.