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Therapist I - Acute FT Santa Teresa

Company: Peak Behavioral Health
Location: Santa Teresa
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description POSITION SUMMARY The Licensed Clinician conducts individual and family assessments, facilitates prescribed clinical services, documents interventions along with response to, provides linkage to outside resources and contributes to a cohesive multidisciplinary team. Supports the clinical department's services monitoring, quality improvement initiatives, patient outcome processes and positive on-boarding of department personnel. As assigned may provide teaching or mentoring on a variety of mental health topics to patients, families, coworkers and referral sources. Upholds high customer service standards i.e. assisting coworkers, timely responding to telephone messages, email along with attentiveness to changing circumstances within HIPAA privacy guidelines. Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned to best meet patient needs or the facility's operations. Professionally responsible to practice within an approved scope of practice and policy guidelines. QUALIFICATIONS Education/Licensure: This position requires an accredited master's degree in the behavioral sciences with clinical emphasis i.e. counseling, social work or psychology OR a nursing degree. Provisional State License preferred, but not required. All Licensed Clinicians are expected to participate in continuing educational activities. Skills: 1) Clinical interviewing and assessment using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 2) Vigilance for securing and maintaining a safe environment for the patient, self and others 3) Effectively intervene in crisis situations and promote the patient/family's cooperation with treatment recommendations 4) Employs non-judgmental regard with people of diverse backgrounds and presenting circumstances. Additional Requirements: Must possess through a combination of training and experience, age/cultural specific competencies (childhood through geriatrics) in support of job requirements. Provide clinically meaningful documentation for initial treatment planning purposes and meeting payer expectations. Acquainted with the New Mexico Mental Health Code and procedural compliance with involuntary psychiatric hospitalization standards. Must successfully participate in psychiatric crisis management, pass a test on verbal de-escalation and safely demonstrate approved physical management techniques. Maintain a current BLS card. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Services:Individually meets with assigned patients during the first ## hours to complete a psychosocial assessment and develop initial treatment strategies. When clinically warranted, meets with family members and significant other for collaborative clinical information, communication, education and support. Schedules and attends treatment team meetings. Engages the patient and significant others in the care planning process. Recommends effective treatment interventions and discusses/obtains orders from the attending psychiatric for non-routine interventions. Conducts psychotherapy group, didactic programming, case management and support group aligned with specific clinical objectives. Professionally represents the patient needs and the facility to reporting agencies, appearances in court and community-based resources. Supports and participates in the patient outcomes assessment review project. Case ManagementTimely prepares progress notes and treatment updates in the medical record. Documentation is individualized, goal oriented and meaningful to the multidisciplinary treatment team. Pending or incomplete medical records are given appropriate priority and completed within required timeframes. Knowledgeable of a wide range of community resources: financial, housing, legal, social/recreational, occupational, spiritual and support groups. Provides introduction and initial coordination when needed.Ensures each assigned patient has a structured and clinically appropriate post hospitalization care plan. Liaison to referral sources and support of continuation of care. HIPAA and ConfidentialityEstablishes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with patients and families. Avoids any appearance of a conflict of interest.Manages legal releases of information (verbal, written or electronic) mindful of HIPAA and confidentiality requirements. Immediately reports any suspected breach of confidentiality to either the Director of Clinical Services or Compliance. TeamworkCollaborates with other coworkers - shares both "need to know" and "nice to know" information. Takes initiate to assist coworkers and on-board new colleagues.Responds to situations of high acuity or high risk by offering advanced clinical expertise. Provides resources in support of coworkers training and development. Represent the facility at work related community events. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESAttend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.Completes annual updating of competency file (attends Competency Day as scheduled).Identify personal learning needs to assist with staff development and assist with planning and teaching staff development programs, as assigned.Other duties as assigned. AGES/POPULATIONS SERVED: Child (age 1 - 12 years): [ ] YES [ x ] NO Adolescent (age 13 - 17 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Adult (age 18 - 64 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Geriatric (age 65 years +): [ x ] YES [ ] NO PI207577660

Keywords: Peak Behavioral Health, El Paso , Therapist I - Acute FT Santa Teresa, Healthcare , Santa Teresa, Texas

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