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Behavioral Care Coordinator - Psychiatry, Full Time, Days

Location Gurnee, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 26652 Job Function Mental Health/Social Services Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


**This is a Full Time, salaried position at 40hrs per week located at our Gurnee clinic.  Seeking a LCSW for this role.**

The Behavioral Care Coordinatorreflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Implements and adheres to the principles of the Collaborative Care model of an Integrated Behavioral Health Program into a Primary Care setting.
  • Conducts and monitors population screenings and provides appropriate follow up care as needed.
  • Renders an evidence-based opinion regarding the patient's mental status, competency, prospective dangerousness, diagnosis, and need for psychiatric treatment.
  • Works collaboratively with all staff on the treatment team to ensure seamless psychiatric care.
  • Performs evidence-based psychotherapy and proactively reviews treatment plan with supervising psychiatrist.
  • Will recommend treatment modifications as needed.
  • Educates patients and primary care providers and staff on the principles and benefits of Collaborative Care.
  • Support primary care providers as needed with real-time formal and informal health consultations and by keeping them informed of patient outcomes and progress.
  • Determine the appropriateness of each patient referred to Collaborative Care arranges alternatives for patients deemed inappropriate. Also arranges outside resources as needed for enrolled/discharged patients.
  • Updates and maintains patient care registry.
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients in clinic as needed.




  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (IL) OR Registered Nurse (IL).
  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited university graduate program OR Bachelor of Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a relevant role working with assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Experience providing psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology or a willingness to learn.


  • Experience with population health management.
  • Knowledge of Epic and Healthy Planet.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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