Integrated Health Counselor

The Integrated Health Therapist (IHT) serves patients as an integral member of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) or Primary Care Clinic (PCC) and is dedicated to helping patients get well and stay well within an inter-professional environment. The IHT is an important resource for patients and team members for issues related to mental and behavioral health, chemical health, and psychosocial aspects of health and disease, and lifestyle management to support optimal patient functioning. The Integrated Health Therapist (IHT) has a solid understanding of human behavior; will be familiar with legal issues, ethical issues, insurance regulations and protocols for proper referral or application for various programs related to behavioral health. The incumbent must also be knowledgeable in medical care and emergency services and typical operations of ambulatory care centers. Must be comfortable providing coverage across all potential age populations and patients with co-morbid medical conditions. Commitment to an inter-professional environment and recognition of a bio-psychosocial conceptualization of patient health concerns is necessary. Must also possess skills that promote excellence in communication, flexibility, team-based care and decision making.

Job Requirements:
  • Maintain current mental health protocols
  • Referring new clients to appropriate treatment teams
  • Providing mental health intake and assessments
  • Assessed or referred for mental health and/or substance abuse services
  • Keep track of mental status
  • Ensure compliance with mental health mandates and regulations
  • Work with clients suffering from a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Provide each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe therapeutic environment
Sanford Health
Full time
Fargo, ND 58103, US