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Behavioral Health Therapist II (Squirrel Hill Family Practice & Matilda Theiss Health Center)

  • Job ID: 071164695
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Provider Services
  • Department: IACP PRIMARY CARE
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour

Description

UPMC IACP/Western Wellness is hiring a Behavioral Health Therapist II to join its team of Integrated Therapists within the Primary Care practices of UPMC.

Join a team of skilled clinicians to have the opportunity to provide independent clinical treatment to adult populations. This integrated model of care is designed to service patients utilizing a short-term therapy model for patients with a lower-level acuity behavioral health diagnosis.

Position allows for flexibility in scheduling and the possibility of a hybrid In Person/Remote schedule.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Provides individual therapy to patients  in community settings and engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Utilizes a relevant and evidence based treatment approach in the context of the program as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
  • 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.
  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.
  • Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new treatment approaches on a regular basis.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.
  • 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.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient, and/or partial hospitalization programs, community and school based programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required.
  • Two 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.


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)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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