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Behavioral Health Staff: Online Training

Overview

BHRS Quality Management Training
Required Documentation & Compliance Training

Please print your certificate of completion at the end of each Course Evaluation for your records. Before you launch these training, you must turn off the pop-up blocker in order to allow pop-ups. Please also turn on your computer’s sound. Plug in your headphones.

Contractors, SMMC, HPSM, & other Non-BHRS Users. Training Required to Gain Access to BHRS Avatar for All Users.

Introduction to the BHRS Avatar Electronic Medical Record Required for all people getting access to BHRS Avatar (30 minutes).
BHRS Confidentiality & HIPAA for Mental Health & AOD Required for all requesting access to BHRS Avatar and all new BHRS staff, recommended for all contractors (60 minutes).
Useful Link: Information on How to Get Avatar Access (non-BHRS staff)

Required for All BHRS Staff, Interns, Volunteers, and Recommended for all Contractors

BHRS Confidentiality & HIPAA for Mental Health & AOD Required for all requesting access to BHRS Avatar and all new BHRS staff, recommended for all contractors (60 minutes).
Critical Incident Management & Mandated Reports Training This is required at hire for all BHRS staff and contractors working with clients (30 Minutes).
Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Training Required Yearly and at Hire. Required for all BHRS staff and Contractors (30 minutes).
Compliance Training for BHRS 2016 Required Yearly and at Hire. The purpose of this training is to provide a basic orientation to the Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct for BHRS. Required yearly BHRS staff and contractors (30 minutes).
Avatar Users Only Introduction to the BHRS Avatar Electronic Medical Record Required for all people getting access to BHRS Avatar (30 minutes).

Addtional Required Direct Service Staff Mental Health Documentation Manual Training

Client Treatment & Recovery Plan (30 minutes) All Clinical Staff
Assessments for Mental Health (30 minutes) All Clinical Staff
Avatar Users Only- Avatar Assessment Adult (25 min) |  Youth (7 min)
Avatar Users Only Avatar Diagnosis in Assessment Form (Clinicians)
Part 1. Writing Progress Notes (30 minutes) All Clinical Staff
Part 2. Group Progress Notes (30 minutes) All Clinical Staff
Part 3. Billing Progress Notes (60 minutes) All Clinical Staff
Avatar Users Only Avatar Progress Note Video  (10 minutes) 
Avatar Users Only Avatar Transfers & Discharges (30 minutes) Avatar users that complete transfer and discharges.
LOCUS Training (30 minutes) Required only for Clinicians, MDs, RNs & Nurse Practitioners. This training is required for all BHRS staff and contractors conducting LOCUS/CALOCUS. 
5150 Certification Training for San Mateo County Required for BHRS Clinicians, MD, RN’s & Nurse Practitioners. Required training for any clinical or hospital staff requesting 5150 writing privilages.  The purpose of this training is to provide a basic orientation to the current laws governing involuntary detention. If you are qualified you will be mailed your 5150 certification card (30 minutes).

Additional Training for Medical Staff that Use Avatar

Orderconnect for Medical Staff -This training is required for all BHRS Avatar users that prescribe medication or assist with medication management (60 minutes).

Annual Training Required Updates

NEW BHRS Staff Link  Annual Update- BHRS Confidentiality & HIPAA for MH & AOD Required yearly for all BHRS staff (30 minutes)
Contractors Link Annual Update- BHRS Confidentiality & HIPAA for MH & AOD Required yearly for all Contractors (30 minutes)
Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Training Required Yearly. Required for all BHRS staff and Contractors (30 minutes).
Compliance Training for BHRS 2016 Required Yearly. The purpose of this training is to provide a basic orientation to the Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct for BHRS. Required for BHRS staff and contractors (30 minutes).

Doc​umentation Help Guides & Useful Links

Questions? Contact Amber Ortiz at alortiz@smcgov.org or Jeannine Mealey at jmealey@smcgov.org

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