Therapist

US-AL-Mobile
1 month ago(12/20/2017 2:14 PM)
Job ID
2017-6481
# of Openings
1
Adult Outpatient Services - Mobile/Gordon Smith
Category
Master Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Overview

Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.

Responsibilities

 

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer at intake and continuously thereafter
  • Completes a DLA-20 at intake, and every 90 days thereafter for group home consumers
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM – 5 diagnosis; updates diagnoses as needed
  • Formulates a person centered, recover oriented, medically appropriate treatment plan along with consumer that proves medical necessity and obtains signatures each time the plan created, updated and/or revised
  • Enters medications into the Pre Entry Medications for Infoscriber  upon intake and as needed
  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing evidenced based and research based models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
  • Provides referrals when needed to internal and external agencies and documents the referral and follow up in the Medical Record
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
  • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning – provides appropriate referrals and/or linkage and closes chart appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies

Supervision and Consultation:

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

    Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments – including diagnostic impression and referrals
  • Documents measurable and specific problem statements, goals and objectives in the treatment plan
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner treatment goals and objectives addressed, interventions provided, techniques used, consumer progress and response in direct service record
  • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals
  • Documents legibly and includes credentials with all signatures 

Case Load Management:

  • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards 

  Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumers privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists visitors and consumers as needed
  • Personal values do not inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumers needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families 

 Administrative and Other Related Duties as Assigned:

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
  • Attends required in-services and workshops
  • Attends scheduled outpatient educational groups for therapists regularly

Qualifications

Master's degree in a mental health discipline is required, completed with relevant internship and practicum. Experience in community mental health counseling is preferred. 

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