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Phelps County Regional Medical Center Mental Health Therapist in Rolla, Missouri

The Mental Health Therapist shall provide therapeutic interventions including group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. Therapy will be designed to meet the individual need of patients within the scope of acute services on the Center for Psychiatric Services Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Follows established hospital policy regarding patient safety measures such as infection prevention, safe patient handling and movement, critical lab notification, etc. to ensure that patient care is provided in an optimally safe environment; within scope of practice.

  2. Provides quality care for all patients including groups, one-on-one meetings, and patient and family teaching. All actions are performed within the guidelines established in hospital policy and procedure. These actions will support quality outcomes and patient safety.

  3. Performs ongoing assessments throughout patients' stay to assist in the care and to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and to provide accurate information to health care team members. Works collaboratively with the entire multidisciplinary team.

  4. Documents accurately and efficiently patient activities and required quality monitoring items to support the achievement of compliance with established quality measures.

  5. Communicates to physicians and appropriate team members pertinent patient information in order to improve patient outcomes and quality care. Communicates to patient and family members in a manner that enhances the patient experience and promotes learning to support health care outcomes.

  6. Delegates appropriately to team members while maintaining an atmosphere fostering team work and accountability. Demonstrates understanding of the dynamics of health care, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner in an attempt to support the hospital mission, vision, and values. Incorporates critical thinking into his/her practice and attempts to develop skills and abilities through continued education and various educational opportunities.


Graduate from an accredited Master's Degree program in the Area of Behavioral Health required.

Work Experience

One year experience preferred. Practicum or internship acceptable.


Must be eligible to apply for license, registration, certification after additional work performance time, or under proper supervision. American Heart Association BLS required. Facility recognized de-escalation course certificate within 3 months of hire.

Mental/Physical Requirements

Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.

Working Conditions

Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.