Mount Sinai Careers

Program Coordinator (Behavioral Health)

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

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Department of Social Work (MSH) -  Req Number: 2263670

Job Title: Program Coordinator (Behavioral Health)


Roles & Responsibilities:

Mount Sinai is the lead of a Performing Provider System (PPS) in partnership with approximately 170 community-based organizations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The Mount Sinai PPS is the largest of the 11 PPSs in NYC, all serving as part of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, a NYS Department of Health initiative, which aims to redesign NYS’s health care delivery system for all Medicaid beneficiaries to increase quality of service delivery and reduce costs (reduction of ED visits and hospitalizations by 25% across NYS is the ultimate utilization goal) over its five years, ending in March 2020. Mount Sinai’s work in care coordination has prepared us well for this and is now being scaled to a much larger level with our partner organizations in the community. The Mount Sinai PPS is participating in 10 projects, all focused on improving various aspects of the health care delivery system related to chronic medical conditions, behavioral health, patient navigation, and transitional care. 

This position will be based in Mount Sinai Beth Israel ambulatory care practices and will work on the Mount Sinai PPS Project: Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services. The Program Coordinator serves as the site lead for this PPS Project. S/he will be responsible for the administrative and managerial oversight and performance of the program—overseeing and managing daily clinical operations of the overall integrated track; serving as primary administrative liaison to the Primary Care practice leadership for all administrative matters related to the track; data and performance tracking as required for DSRIP; and other administrative duties. Further responsibilities include participation in project workgroup meetings and delivery of DSRIP reporting measures.

The Program Coordinator will also provide behavioral health care services to adults who receive primary care in the hospital-based primary care practices. S/he will be responsible for direct patient care utilizing treatment modalities including but not limited to: problem solving treatment, behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal psychotherapy. S/he will meet patients at the point of referral, conduct initial mental health/psychosocial assessments, develop treatment plans with a psychiatrist and primary care providers and provide evidence-based short-term treatment. This is a team based, patient-centered approach to behavioral health that is highly effective in the primary care setting. 

This position is funded through the first quarter of 2020 with the possibility of continued funding thereafter.



• Bilingual (English/Spanish).
• New York State LCSW.
• Clinical experience with mental illness such as depression, anxiety as well as the Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) population.
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills. 
• Excellent collaborative and clinical skills.
• Experience collaborating with staff of various disciplines and levels of experience.
• Ability to be flexible and use innovative approaches.
• Strong computer literacy: knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, electronic medical record documentation and reporting and ability to learn additional technology system.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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