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Requisition ID:  10445

Behavioral Health Consultant, North Central Nurse Clinics

Job Summary

Revised June 18, 2020: This position is actively recruiting and accepting applications.


The Behavioral Health Consultant, as part of the primary care team, is responsible for providing standardized counseling/talk therapy, for North Central Nursing Clinic (NCNC) patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions and/or substance abuse in an integrated model of care. The Behavioral Health Consultant will provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.


Responsibilities include:

  • Support of the Mission and Vision of the North Central Nursing Clinics (NCNC) and the patients served
  • Compliance with all federal and state laws as well as all NCNC policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Providing patients with assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders
  • Providing effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals
  • Teaching patients, families, and staff care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques
  • Assisting in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
  • Assisting the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, intervention techniques, case management, and patient education to improve total patient health
  • Evaluating crisis situations and applying appropriate interventions
  • Monitoring the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement
  • Respecting and maintaining confidentiality
  • Demonstrating tact, patience and excellent oral and written communication skills in dealing with patients, peers and external partners 



  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health, Social Work, Counseling or other related field
  • Four (4) years of experience working in a behavioral health or closely related role
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for mental conditions
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Comfortable with the pace of primary care and working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work appropriately
  • Ability to cope with complex situations in a professional manner
  • Compliance with all HIPAA rules
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds occasionally


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.