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Psychotherapist - Outpatient Behavioral Health

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: July 7, 2024

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 Psychotherapist provides counseling within an outpatient program. Performs assessment, individual, family and group counseling. Coordinates and implements the treatment plan. Provides crisis intervention as necessary. Services are provided to adults, adolescents, children, families and couples using knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs intake assessments, evaluations and referrals of assigned clients, obtaining sufficient information during the evaluation process for clinical assessment and planning. - Presents treatment and service plan to clients following evaluation process. - Provides care necessary as described in department policies and procedures. Performs appropriate treatment services to assigned clients. - Uses interventions with assigned clients which meet accepted standards of mental health care and reflect consideration of treatment plan. - Provides crisis management for assigned cases and is able to provide back up for the program. Maintains amount of weekly scheduled client hours as required by departmental needs and standards. Participates as a treatment team member and maintains a current level of psychotherapy theory and practice. - Attends clinical supervision meetings and staff meetings s scheduled and comes to meetings prepared. - Keeps current with professional literature and trends in mental health. - Attends continuing education trainings, workshops, seminars or conferences in order to keep current with evidenced based standards of practice and maintain licensure. Maintains active communication with identified staff and agencies that share case involvement when appropriate releases are signed. Maintains appropriate records of service rendered to or on behalf of the client populations served. - Maintains clinical records of all client contacts according to QA &I, State and Joint Commission guidelines. - Produces an evaluation report which effectively addresses the reason for referral and reflects the sound organization and synthesis of fact, impressions and clinical recommendations. - Completes progress notes, reports and correspondence in a timely manner. Exercises appropriate self-management in the performance of all duties. Completes client satisfaction tools as required by departmental standards. Performs thorough Risk Assessment at intake session and as needed thereafter. Supports community and/or network departments and service lines by speaking at support groups, teaching about mental wellness related topics, providing stress management seminars and like duties as assigned.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
Organizes work time to respond to established priorities. Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing). - Positive interpersonal skills required. Sits stands and walks for extended periods of time. Requires some light lifting. - Potential for participation in therapeutic recreational activities.
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
Potential for involvement in physical crisis management. - Potential exposure to communicable diseases.
SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:
None identified
MOST COMPLEX DUTY:
Interaction with clients in crisis situations. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and provide the care needed.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):
Supervision received by program psychiatrist monthly and by Clinical Supervisor as needed
COMMUNICATIONS:
Must possess excellent communication skills and possess experience with diverse age groups and populations.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Clinical training shall include diagnostic skills and clinical interventions which meet accepted and current standards of care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 2 years' experience in Behavioral Health; LPC, LCSW or CNS required
WORK SCHEDULE: -
Monday through Friday; Day and evening shifts with varying hours based on the needs of the department.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!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Psychotherapist - Outpatient Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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