Behavioral Health Specialist - Medicine - Infectious Disease (90002366)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080336 (Ref:7516-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Section of Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine leads a study designed improve the health of persons with HIV infection and help end the HIV epidemic in the United States. The candidate will participate in an ongoing psychotherapy treatment trial developing and pilot testing a treatment based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in patients with HIV. Responsibilities in these projects will include participant clinical assessments, protocol-based clinical care (in person and virtually), safety assessments, and protocol oversight.

Job Duties

  • Develops and nurtures mutual relationship and confidence with patients enrolled in the treatment trial.
  • Provides therapy to patients in treatment trial according to protocol.
  • Enhances clients’ cognitive and behavioral changes that are in line with the overall treatment.  
  • Evaluates the efficiency of all treatments administered to patients and identify the most effective ones.
  • Completes in a timely manner records and documentation of clients’ information, conditions, treatments and progress.
  • Works with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Evaluates patients’ mental and physical health conditions to determine eligibility for studies.
  • Enrolls and consents patients who are eligible for treatment trials.
  • Engages in outreach activities to identify participants who may benefit from treatment.
  • Works with electronic medical records (EPIC) to retrieve patients’ medical history to determine eligibility for research studies.
  • Provides both in-person and virtual/phone therapy per protocol to patients in treatment trial.
  • Adheres to treatment manuals and fidelity checklists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • No experience.
  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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