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UPMC Behavioral Health Therapist I- Residential Chemical Dependency in Jamestown, New York

Description

Purpose:

The purpose of this job is provide 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.

  • Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.

  • 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.

  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.

  • 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 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.

  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program

  • Under direct supervision, 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.

  • 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.

  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.

  • 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.

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required or CASAC . Successfully completed the educational requirements as defined in NY code. One year of clinical experience preferred. Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred. Experience in diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Must sign a license agreement and be actively working to obtain the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) within 30 months of hire.

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist OR Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) OR Mental Health Counselor

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 034517461

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