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Allied Therapist, Partial Hospitalization Program (Full Time Days)

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Allied Therapist (music or art) shall be responsible for assisting in the emotional and mental rehabilitation or adaptation of an individual using therapy skills and other creative modalities. As a member of the treatment team, under the direction of the physician and/or Clinical Supervisor, aid in the assessment, treatment and discharge planning of individuals. This position requires an ability to be creative; adaptable and make independent judgments. The therapist serves as a case manager and coordinates the treatment for an assigned number of patients under the supervision of the physician and/or Clinical Supervisor. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides structured therapy groups, individualized treatment programs and develops new programs.
Provides psycho educational information to patients and their families.
Timely documentation of patient related information.
Participates in and presents in-services to behavioral medicine staff.
Co-supervises students to assure compliance with hospital and departmental policies.
Represents allied therapy in various multidisciplinary meetings.
May provide back-up for department therapists during vacation periods or extended absences.
Provides case management duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or attending physician. -Case Management duties include individual assessments, utilization reviews, family or support interventions and assistance with discharge planning further noted.
Performs admission review on assigned patients.
Participates in individual patient care meetings with multidisciplinary team members and the patient/family to evaluate progress and to identify and resolve problems that may interfere with a positive patient outcome.
Assesses discharge planning needs to ensure a safe, timely and efficient discharge.
Identifies variances during the patient's stay in order to evaluate and improve processes that affect the efficiency and quality of patient care.
Arranges for community services (including short and long term placement) prior to discharge to meet patient's needs with recognition and documentation of patient choice of service providers. Demonstrates effective use of these resources within established reimbursement guidelines.
Provides patient education and advocacy as appropriate.
Maintains knowledge and awareness of mental health laws regarding patient's rights and voluntary/involuntary commitment proceedings, coordinating such proceedings with the necessary personnel.
Maintains appropriate, timely and effective communication with patients, families, community agencies, physicians, nursing staff, department managers, ancillary departments and the Program Manager regarding variances, aspects of patient care management, and interpersonal issues with staff members of departments in order to facilitate a positive outcome for patients.
Assists in the utilization management of psychiatric patients.
Maintains clinical records of all patient contact and clinical reviews, according to hospital policy and other regulatory guidelines (i.e., State, JCAHO).
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Standing constantly for minimum of 2-7 hours daily 10- 15 minute intervals. - Walking constantly for up to 7 hours daily. - Sitting for 1 hour increments, 3 hours daily. - Lifting frequently using upper extremity, 5-10 pounds. - Push/pull frequently
Carry frequently 5-10 pounds. - Frequently assumes varying positions at times in confined areas, including stooping, crouching, twisting, reaching forward and above shoulder level. - Frequently uses hands for handling or fingering varying sizes, shapes or textures, also twisting and turning equipment. - Learning as it relates to normal conversation and must be able to identify high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near and far vision, color and peripheral vision and depth perception.
EDUCATION :
Music Therapist: Four year bachelor degree from an accredited music therapy program. - Current Membership through the American Music Therapy Association and Certification through the Certification Board of Music Therapists.
OR
Art Therapist: Four year bachelor degree from an accredited art therapy program. Current Membership through the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE :
Six months to one year experience in psychiatric care including an awareness of community resources and current therapeutic techniques to fulfill case management duties. Hold current CPR certification.
WORK SCHEDULE:
Full time days, 40 hours per week

Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Allied Therapist, Partial Hospitalization Program (Full Time Days), Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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