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Licensed Therapist

Company: Palms Behavioral Health
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Licensed Therapist - Palms Behavioral Health - Harlingen, TexasJob Summary:POSITION SUMMARYThe Licensed Clinician conducts individual and family assessments, facilitates prescribed clinical services, documents interventions along with response to, provides linkage to outside resources and contributes to a cohesive multidisciplinary team. Supports the clinical department's services monitoring, quality improvement initiatives, patient outcome processes and positive on-boarding of department personnel. As assigned may provide teaching or mentoring on a variety of mental health topics to patients, families, coworkers and referral sources. Upholds high customer service standards i.e. assisting coworkers, timely responding to telephone messages, email along with attentiveness to changing circumstances within HIPAA privacy guidelines. Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned to best meet patient needs or the facility's operations. Professionally responsible to practice within an approved scope of practice and policy guidelines.Job Duties:ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESClinical Services:Individually meets with assigned patients during the first ## hours to complete a psychosocial assessment and develop initial treatment strategies. When clinically warranted, meets with family members and significant other for collaborative clinical information, communication, education and support. Schedules and attends treatment team meetings. Engages the patient and significant others in the care planning process. Recommends effective treatment interventions and discusses/obtains orders from the attending psychiatric for non-routine interventions. Conducts psychotherapy group, didactic programming, case management and support group aligned with specific clinical objectives. Professionally represents the patient needs and the facility to reporting agencies, appearances in court and community-based resources. Supports and participates in the patient outcomes assessment review project.Case ManagementTimely prepares progress notes and treatment updates in the medical record. Documentation is individualized, goal oriented and meaningful to the multidisciplinary treatment team. Pending or incomplete medical records are given appropriate priority and completed within required timeframes. Knowledgeable of a wide range of community resources: financial, housing, legal, social/recreational, occupational, spiritual and support groups. Provides introduction and initial coordination when needed. Ensures each assigned patient has a structured and clinically appropriate post hospitalization care plan. Liaison to referral sources and support of continuation of care.HIPAA and ConfidentialityEstablishes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with patients and families. Avoids any appearance of a conflict of interest. Manages legal releases of information (verbal, written or electronic) mindful of HIPAA and confidentiality requirements. Immediately reports any suspected breach of confidentiality to either the Director of Clinical Services or Compliance.TeamworkCollaborates with other coworkers - shares both "need to know" and "nice to know" information. Takes initiate to assist coworkers and on-board new colleagues. Responds to situations of high acuity or high risk by offering advanced clinical expertise. Provides resources in support of coworkers training and development. Represent the facility at work related community events.DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESAttend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled. Completes annual updating of competency file (attends Competency Day as scheduled). Identify personal learning needs to assist with staff development and assist with planning and teaching staff development programs, as assigned. Other duties as assigned.WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:HAZARDOUS WORKING CONDITIONS:OSHA CATEGORY 1: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, and other potentially infectious materials.XOSHA CATEGORY 2: Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, and other potentially infectious materials, but employment may require performing unplanned Category 1 tasks.OSHA CATEGORY 3: Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, and other potentially infectious materials and Category 1 tasks are not a condition of employment.Tasks that involve, or may involve, exposure to OSHA regulated substances as stated in SDS.ENVIRONMENTAL SURROUNDINGS:Located in a comfortable indoor area. Examples: executive, management and secretarial positions.XLocated in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature and noise. Examples: patient care providers and laboratory technicians. Regularly comes in contact with psychiatric patients with acute symptomology with behavioral outburst.Located in an environment with regular exposure to moderate physical discomfort from fumes or odors, temperature extremes, loud noises and bright lights. Examples: mail clerks, material handlers and food services workers.Located in an environment with regular exposure to fumes or odors, temperature extremes, or loud noises which cause noticeable discomfort or moderate risk of accident or illness. Examples: engineering, waste management, laundry workers and yards/grounds staff.PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. Examples: executive, management and secretarial positions.Standing or sitting in the same location; may require to stoop, climb or lift light materials (Examples: programmers, receptionists, medical technologists, dishwashers or security guards.Standing/walking or sitting in the same location; required to stoop, climb or lift light materials (10 - 25 lbs.), or operate equipment.XContinuously standing/walking or lifting/handling/carrying material or equipment of moderate weight (25 - 50 lbs.). Examples: RN's, LVN's, Recreation Licensed Clinicians, Mental Health Technicians.Continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking/pushing/climbing and lifting materials or equipment of heavy weight (> 50 lbs.). Examples: Maintenance Technicians, HousekeepersSpecific competency requirements and performance expectations are listed in the Performance Evaluation document for this position.Why Palms Behavioral Health?Palms Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Palms Behavioral Health is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Palms Behavioral Health, Harlingen , Licensed Therapist, Other , Harlingen, Texas

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