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Behavioral HealthTherapist III

  • Job ID: 299075757
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Bio Behavioral Medicine
  • Location: 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division is currently hiring a Full-Time Behavioral Health Therapist III to support the Center for Counseling and Cancer Support. The Center for Counseling and Cancer Support is a multidisciplinary behavioral health outpatient program that works with oncologists and other cancer professionals who refer patients and family members for outpatient psychotherapy to address issues that are related to cancer treatment or survivorship. Therapists provide evidence based psychotherapy (i.e. CBT, ACT, DBT) to individuals coping with cancer.

 

This position will work a Monday - Friday daylight schedule.


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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Under guidance of leadership, may conduct direct clinical and administrative supervision of entry level staff or students.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Takes a senior role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.

Qualifications

  • Master's 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. 
  • Experience providing outpatient adult psychotherapy and experience with oncology or patients with medical comorbidities preferred 
  • 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.

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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