Behavioral Health Clinician - Adolescent Psych 8 West
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:
To aid the interdisciplinary team in the assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy/counseling, and discharge planning for patients on the inpatient behavioral health units.
Master's Degree in in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Current licensure in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) upon hire or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois. upon hire.
- Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
- Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals.
- required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Required English Skills Advanced reading skills Advanced writing skills Advanced oral skills Communication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker Interaction with a wide variety of people Maintain confidential information Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor Computer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications
- Provides individual, group, and family counseling to assist patients/families in achieving treatment goals. Provides individual counseling to patients as stipulated on the treatment plan Facilitates a minimum of one regularly scheduled group therapy/weekAssures that families are involved in treatment a minimum of two times/weekProvides family counseling as stipulated on the treatment plan (adult/geriatric interventions reflect a knowledge of age appropriate behaviors Group facilitation reflects expertise in group dynamics Cognitive behavior therapy and other brief therapies are utilized whenever appropriate Documentation is timely, succinct, legible, and uses the DAIR format. During times of low census (less than 4), will assist with milieu management as well as admission assessments and intakes at the direction of the Nurse Manager When assisting as a team member to control an aggressive or violent patient, CPI methods will be used.
- Completes initial and ongoing assessments of patients Initial assessment is completed by the close of the first business day following admission. Documentation is timely, legible and succinct and includes impression and recommendation. Family and significant others are utilized whenever possible in the completion of the initial assessment All salient factors are included in the patient assessment Patient is ongoingly assessed during informal sessions as well as during formal individual and family sessions. Documentation of ongoing assessments reflect progress towards goals outlined in treatment plan
- Collaborates with other members of the treatment team as well as community providers in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan and provides referrals and discharge planning. Participates actively in regularly scheduled staffing meetings as well as community, return to work, discharge, and school staffing. Participation reflects knowledge of the patient's strengths, illness, support systems, and history Document identified problems, discipline specific interventions, discharge plan, goals met, etc on the care path Proactively meets with other members of the treatment team on a daily basis to coordinate care and discharge planning specifically; psychiatrist, case managers, other community providers, patients and family members. Begins discharge planning process as soon after admission as is clinically appropriate and that plan is in place prior to discharge. Keeps patient/family informed of plans as they progress (when clinically appropriates creativity and patient advocacy in the planning and implementation of the discharge plan Facilitates transition between levels of care within Service Line continuum of care Provides necessary information to providers at next level of care
- Responsible for assisting staff as well as patients and their families with legal issues associated with treatment to ensure that patients/families' rights are protected and that all treatment rendered is in accordance law. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the Mental Health Code, the Confidentiality Act, The Mental Health Treatment Preference Act, HIPAA, laws pertaining to guardianship and custody, advance directive legislation and MMCI policies, as well as Elderly and Child Abuse reporting laws Assists patients/families/staff in obtaining temporary or permanent guardianship whenever necessary Assists with appropriate filing of petitions, certificates, etc. with the court Assists with all court proceedings so that hearings are conducted with little disruption to the unit, that all necessary people are in attendance, and that all documentation is in order. Makes necessary phone calls to child and elderly welfare agencies to report abuse and/or neglect.