Job Description

Job Title: Behavioral HealthTherapist III
Job ID: 733544
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: M-F Daylight, Ocassional Evening
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mon Yough
Department: CFC Adult Blair Indiv
Location: 500 E Chestnut Avenue, Altoona PA 16003

Description


The purpose of this job is to provide independent clinical treatment services to the targeted populations. This is an outpatient treatment program designed to service patients with a mental health diagnosis who meet dimensions for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization treatment criteria. Acts as a senior member of the therapy team mentoring Behavioral Health Therapists.

 

Ideal candidate would be interested in assisting with clinical supervision.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a treatment plan that includes an effective continuum of therapeutic, supportive and other services for the patients a variety and complexity of needs serviced by the program. Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines. Completes clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery and provides clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services.
  • Independently conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed. Implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients.
  • Independently demonstrates competency in management of administrative responsibilities associated with patient care with minimal supervision. This may include but not be limited to caseload management, group census, and other administrative tasks.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • On occasion, assumes supervisory role in the absence of the Supervisor or Director to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed
  • Participates in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update patient treatment plans, monitor therapeutic progress and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care. Provides individual and group therapy to patients in the program and engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery.
  • Participates in system wide training and education initiatives outside of the scope of normal clinical responsibilities. Collaborates with leadership to complete annual program training needs assessment per guidelines.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership. .
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated. Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed.
  • Takes a senior role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.
  • Under guidance of leadership, may conduct direct clinical and administrative supervision of entry level staff or students
  • Utilizes a relevant and evidence based approach in the context of the program. Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new treatment approaches on a regular basis.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required.
  • Four years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions required.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM required.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) is required.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $19.25 to $33.33

Union Position: No

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