Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Clinician in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Clinician

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN Status/As Needed Schedule 
Category: Behavioral and Social Work • Job ID: 188743
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Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Clinician

Bariatric Clinic

We offer you a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, disability and life insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment

Your Role: Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Clinician

The Bariatric Behavioral Medicine Clinician is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team with the role of administering assessments for pre-operative patients for mental health functioning and post-op capabilities.

  • Completes pre-operative biopsychosocial assessments on patients seeking bariatric surgery to ensure that mental health issues would not prohibit them from being capable of following through with post-op recommendations and follow-up requirements.
  • Completes follow up sessions, as indicated, for patients needing mental health support pre-or post op; provides referrals to community resources as needed.

  • Conducts support groups in cooperation with other team members as indicated for post-op patients.

  • Completes required documentation in patient’s records in a thorough and timely manner.

  • Communicates with team members and referral sources to coordinate services for patients as needed.

  • Is responsible for tracking statistics on patient progress



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.




  • Two years’ experience in a mental health setting and experience with the Bariatric population preferred.


Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable)



  • Licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or Licensed Family Therapist


Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. It is home to the Texas Transplant Institute and is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing database, the center reached a major milestone in 2019 by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year setting a new national record - that’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.

In addition to transplant care, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is a full service hospital with over 260 beds that provides specialized services for liver cancer care, emergency care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, colorectal surgery and behavioral health care. It is a designated Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13+, serving as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care possible as proven by their consecutive Grade A scores from the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade survey and ranking in the nation’s top quartile for patient experience. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant under Locations.


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