Job Description

Job Title: CTT Clinician II
Job ID: 733606
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPR Adult CTT
Location: 5231 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Under the direction of the CTT program coordinator, the CTT Clinician II provides comprehensive mental health services to residents of Allegheny County in community settings, including but not limited to, homes, hospital emergency rooms, personal care homes, etc. The CTT program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The primary responsibility is to provide intensive outpatient mental health treatment in a variety of settings to consumers with serious and persistent mental illness for whom traditional outpatient Mental Health services have not been effective. This includes, but is not limited to, answering questions, obtaining clinical information providing crisis intervention and assessment, and documentation of all duties previously mentioned. The Clinician II must respond appropriately in volatile and unpredictable situations.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as an advocate for the consumer and/or family and provides advocacy for consumers, including 302 an other involuntary commitment proceedings, guardianship, and custody proceedings.
  • Assist consumer in developing a crisis, relapse, and service plan.
  • Assist consumer to set goals and plan to meet those goals based on consumer's strengths, needs, interests and cultural preferences
  • Assist consumers to obtain and maintain culturally appropriate basic living needs through skills such as: food, medical care, recreation, education, and employment, through referral and assertive follow-up, advocacy, and problem resolution.
  • Collaborate with team members to provide needed services to coordinate with other community agencies.
  • Complete consumer/family crisis assessments.
  • Maintain a minimum productivity rate of 55%.
  • Maintain accuracy and completeness of patient records in compliance with institutional standards.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • May facilitate or co-lead small groups of consumers/or significant others to increase understanding of consumer issues and to improve coping skills and performance of activities of daily living.
  • Participate in 24 hour on call rotation.
  • Participate in and/or completes a comprehensive assessment of identified clients. This includes social history, psychiatric history, and mental status exams.
  • Participate in outreach visits to consumers in various housing/living situations.
  • Participate in team meetings in a collaborative manner.
  • Participate in working weekend rotation.
  • Provide consultation and direct assistance to the DEC or community ER staff in the case of at risk consumers presenting for treatment, emphasizing safe diversion from inpatient stays in accordance with ACT models of care.
  • Provide follow-up services to consumers by phone.
  • Provide insight & knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed.
  • Provide quality care to consumers following the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Model of mental health care delivery.
  • Provide services in a community and/or office setting.
  • Provide supportive counseling to consumers to promote stability.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions with fidelity to the ACT model of care and using evidenced based practices.
  • Responsible for learning, continuing education, and implementation of ACT standards of care.
  • Serve as primary case coordinator for a caseload of 10-15 individuals/families, yet may work with any member/family on the active caseload as needed.
  • Submit documentation that is professional in content and appearance by established deadlines.
  • Support consumer and negotiates appropriate referral services.
  • Support consumer's WRAP plan.
  • Utilize specific techniques of motivational interviewing.
  • Work efficiently and independently.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work with three (3) years of clinical experience required.
OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work with five (5) years OF clinical experience with three (3) years OF crisis experience will be considered. 
  • Other fields of study may be considered with coursework of at least 12 credits in human services and/or relevant mental health experience. 
  • Work history that includes phone triage, as well as an in depth knowledge and proven skill at doing psychiatric assessments. 
  • Experience in mental health crisis intervention, case management, or in home therapy preferred. 
  • Excellent, recovery-oriented interpersonal relations. 
  • Ability to work shifts, weekends, holidays, and to assume on call responsibilities. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $19.70 to $32.88

Union Position: No

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