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Behavioral Health Therapist

Company: Rogers Behavioral Health
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: October 16, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:

The Therapist develops, coordinates, and facilitates all direct social services to patients and their families assigned and performs duties as directed by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Clinical Director, or Lead Therapist. The Therapist will work in an acute care setting that includes partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services.

  • $2,000 Therapist Sign-on Bonus with 18 Month Commitment 
  • $4,000 Therapist Sign-on Bonus with 24 Month Commitment if fully licensed 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Per program description, this job may include duties of cognitive behavioral therapies in addition to social services.
  • Provide social services to patients and their families/significant others.
    • Provide therapeutic treatment services to the individual, group, family and/or significant others.
      • Provide individual treatment sessions with patients as indicated per the program and patient needs.
      • Provide crisis intervention services as needed and assess for safety daily.
      • Interact with patients, family members, significant others and referents with respect and dignity.
      • Participate in psychoeducational support sessions with patient/family/significant others.
      • Provide case management and therapeutic interventions to all assigned patients.
      • Serve as patient advocate when a patient has a grievance, following the System policy and procedure.
      • Adhere to materials provided to ensure clinical effectiveness and consistency. Manage patient/family expectations related to services provided. Initiate and maintain contact with referring providers, school, if applicable, and care team for patients.
      • Implement goals and interventions as specific on the Care Plan, within the therapeutic component of the patient’s program.
      • Ensure goals are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely).
      • Ensure goals and interventions are patient specific and individualized according to patient diagnoses.
      • Document progress according to the treatment plan.
    • Complete all documentation within required time.
      • Social Services Admission Assessment.
      • Suicide Risk Assessment and collaboration with treatment team according to identified guidelines
      • Safety plan (at Provider discretion for patients age 12 and under).
    • Admission note in the medical record.
    • Initial treatment goals and interventions on the Care Plan.
    • Obtain necessary consent for release of records to access information that will assist in providing treatment or facilitating discharge, including coordination with referents and other mental health treatment providers.
    • Complete ongoing treatment documentation, as required, according to program guidelines.
    • Write clear, concise, collaborative, and obtainable treatment goals in the Treatment Plan.
    • Document patient’s treatment status in medical record daily.

 Complete therapeutic documentation for group treatments including a description of the group and information about the patient’s engagement and participation.

  • Update the Care Plan goals and interventions.
  • Document contact notes for each conversation with outpatient provider, school, or parent.
  • Summarize the patient’s progress and decision making from multidisciplinary team meetings in the master treatments plan each time the patient is officially staffed.

 Complete discharge documentation as required and on time.

  • Document the initial discharge plan in the medical record.
  • Document discharge summary identify patient’s presenting problem, progress, current status and treatment recommendations.
  • Contact outpatient provider(s), school and other stakeholders to discuss aftercare to ensure proper handoff.
  • Report and document suspected cases of physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect according to the law in the state of employment and according to System policy and procedure.
  • Implement understanding of the System policies and procedures.
  • Implement understanding of the Mandatory Reporting in the state of employment.

 Provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of clinical interventions.

  •      Evaluate the outcome of interdisciplinary interventions and modify the Care Plan accordingly.
  •      Assist with the development and evaluation of treatment needs.
  •      Participate and/or facilitate interdisciplinary staffing for treatment planning, updating and progress review.
  •      Function independently while seeking guidance as needed.

 Communicate professionally and accurately.

  • Refer to and work with other departments and agencies as needed and according to Social Services policies.
  • Report pertinent data to the attending provider and others on the treatment team, verbally or in writing as              necessary, and use discernment in situations requiring immediate attention versus postponement.
  • Communicate immediately difficult problems with referents, patients, family members/significant others and co-      workers.
  • Ask for supervision to assist with problem resolution, when appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in all department meetings and provide feedback concerning departmental or clinical              issues.

 Demonstrate strong interdisciplinary approach, facilitating effective communication among departments.

  • Display a positive attitude and participate as a team member.
  • Communicate in a respectful and assertive manner to treatment team members and other system personnel.
  • Use solutions focused mindset in situations, and resolve individual issues with peers in a positive, calm manner.
  • Promote positive team-oriented approach to patient care. Maintain a supportive and collaborative environment with all disciplines.
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude toward parties outside the facility (patients, families, visitors, vendors, etc.)
  • Use courteous, cooperative, and respectful behavior when working with patients, families, physicians, visitors, and employees.
  • Display leadership and positive role-modeling.
  • Project a professional image in attire, grooming, and presentation.
  • Display professionalism in all aspects of the position.
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, maintain confidentiality, and abide by professional license code of ethics.

 Support changes in staffing/scheduling when program and patient care needs require.

  • Accept reassignment in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate willingness to adjust work schedule to meet patient and program needs.
  • Recognize need for support, seek appropriate assistance when needed, and continually remain alert to peers who need assistance, and offer assistance when needed.
  • Apply good practice principles to job duties.
  • Complete orientation, annual competencies, educational requirements, and required training relevant to the position.
  • Provide appropriate, timely documentation in the patient medical record.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, group and individual supervision meetings, and in-services relevant to position.
  • Come prepared for any scheduled supervision meetings and follow through with directives from supervisor.

 Participate in projects, tasks, and opportunities to improve skills and expand competency.

  • Comply with the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all established standards of practice.
  • Participate in on-call phone rotation.
  • Demonstrate acceptance and training of students/interns in the department as requested.
  • Promote Mission and goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and good organization skills.
  • Actively participate in discussions, recognize, and contribute to activities leading to improvement.

 Rogers Operating System (ROS).

  • Gain understanding of the ROS and MDI process.
  • Participate in the ROS program on an ongoing basis.
  • Create and apply ROS projects that lead to improvement.
  • Apply the ROS model to your department’s activities.
  • Participate in daily huddles with team(s) assigned.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Joint Commission, State, and other regulatory agency compliance regulations.
  • Be knowledgeable in the application of standards relevant to outpatient behavioral health program.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of regulations and involve self in educating others.
  • Provide for patient safety and the safety of the facility.
    • Intervene appropriately to maintain patient safety.
    • Communicate any patient safety concerns to the treatment team and document accordingly.
    • Ensure patients are always in appropriate areas.
    • Report any safety hazards promptly to the Director of Operations and/or Operations Manager.
    • Document safety incidents via the incident reporting portal.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Position involves exposure to aggressive/combative patients. Must be able to successfully complete aggression control training.
  • Verbal and hearing ability required to interact with patients and employees. Numerical ability required to maintain records and operate a computer.
  • Ability to plan, control and direct all aspects of employee relations. Tact required to deal effectively with employees and professional staff. Logical thinking and discretion required to make decisions in initiating and implementing policies and procedures and standards.
  • Ability to read and communicate through written, verbal, and auditory skills and abilities.
  • Physical/mental ability to perform job duties as verified by a physical exam by a licensed physician, per postemployment physical. 

Education/Training Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, or related field, from an accredited school of Social Work, Professional Counseling, or Family Therapy with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in health care and at least two (2) years in a psychiatric setting, preferred.
  • Full, independent licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or equivalent in state practicing.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic intervention and techniques for all age groups, as well as the dynamics of human growth and behavior.
  • Per program description, this job may include duties of cognitive behavioral therapies in addition to social services.
  • American Red Cross Professional Rescue is required within thirty (30) days of date of hire. Biannual re-certification is required.
  • Formal training in the management of the aggressive patient (NCI) is required within sixty (60) days of date of hire. Annual re-certification is required.
  • Attend all mandatory in-services and other in-services relevant to the position. Be responsible for all educational requirements and related obligations pertaining to the license of the program/unit license regulatory requirements governing the program(s).
  • Employees at Addiction Service programs are required to have additional substance abuse credentials (SAC-IT, SAC, CSAC, or substance abuse specialty authorization in state practicing in addition to social work, professional counselor, or marriage family therapist licensing. 

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for positions of 30 hours or more per week.
  • Childcare reimbursement offered for positions of 20 hours or more per week.
  • Gainshare bonus based on company goals.
  • 401k with matching contribution that is fully vested from day 1.
  • Loan relief, tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities.

ABOUT ROGERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Rogers Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of highly specialized psychiatric care. Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults with OCD and anxiety, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Backed by more than a century of experience, Rogers is leading the way on measurement-based care and use of clinical outcomes. 

Rogers provides residential care and has three inpatient facilities located in southeastern Wisconsin. Rogers also offers outpatient services in a growing network of communities across the U.S.

The System also includes Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, which supports patient care, programs, and research; and Rogers In Health, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges. For more information, visit rogersbh.org.

 

 

Keywords: Rogers Behavioral Health, Los Angeles , Behavioral Health Therapist, Other , Los Angeles, California

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