AdventHealthBehavioral Health Specialist - Family Medicine Residency Program
La Grange, IL

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook, GlenOaks, Hinsdale and La Grange hospitals are affiliated with UChicago Medicine, one of the top academic medical centers in the country. We are also part of AdventHealth, a unified health system with over 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout 9 states.

Organizes and implements a behavioral science curriculum that meets ACGME competency requirements in Behavioral Health, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and treatment of substance use disorder The content of the curriculum will focus on the areas of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.

La Grange Family Medicine Residency Program believes in the core principles of Behavioral Medicine as approved by the Board of Directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. These core principles include:

  • The use of bio-psychosocial and relationship-centered approaches to care.

  • Promoting patient self-efficacy and behavior change as primary factors in health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.

  • Integrating mental health and substance abuse care into primary health care services.

  • Integrating psychological and behavioral knowledge into the care of physical symptoms and diseases.

  • Promoting the integration of socio-cultural factors within the organization and delivery of health services.

  • Demonstrating the importance to health of familial, social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental contexts in patient care to improve health outcomes.

  • Practice a developmental and life cycle perspective with learners and patients.

  • Encouraging and support provider self-awareness, empathy, and well-being.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate, and update a longitudinal Behavioral Science curriculum in consultation with the faculty and Program Director to meet ACGME requirements and the Residency goals and objectives.

  • Attend all meetings as designated by the Program Director which may include Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Faculty meetings, Clinic Operations meetings, and other committees/meetings as assigned.

  • Teach and model effective patient-physician relationship that incorporates a bio-psychosocial view, is respectful of ethnic, race, gender, age and cultural diversity, professionalism, trust and enhances patient compliance. This includes use of the integrated behavioral health model, in which the therapist and resident co-counsel during sessions, and the therapist models the practice of evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

  • Coordinate regular residency didactic sessions to cover topics required by ACGME and to meet curriculum requirements. These include developing an adequate knowledge base in normative psychological development, including adult, pediatric and family life cycle patterns, and demonstrate awareness of significant deviation from these areas of developmental progression.

  • Assist in meeting the behavioral health needs of clinic patients and learning needs of the resident. This includes using psychiatric consultation, precepting with residents regarding their patients, looking for additional resources and gaps in service, and developing a referral resource.

  • Participate in hospital rounds with the residents to assist in providing a psychosocial perspective to illness. Precept with residents regarding end-of-life discussions, grief counselling, family dynamics, mental health, substance use, behavior change, self-care, and brief counseling.

  • Conducting behavioral therapy visits for residency clinic and community patients on a regular basis for a minimum of fifteen hours (15) a week, if possible (based on clinic needs). Maintain contracts with the insurance and managed care companies. Keep proper documentation and meet HIPAA requirements.

  • Collaborate with the faculty and colleagues with a variety of special projects as needed.



  • Graduate of an accredited PhD program or Masters degree in Social Work (LCSW)

  • Current Illinois license in good standing

  • Experience in building curriculum which meets ACGME standards

Category: Physician Services

Organization: AdventHealth Medical Group Great Lakes

Req ID: JID377162111718

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Medical Group

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    Pay Range: -

  • Location: La Grange, IL

  • Job ID: JID_3771621_11718

  • Job Family: Physician Services

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