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PRIMARY THERAPIST

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Job Description

SUMMARY

Counsels individuals or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems such as stress, eating disorders or family situations and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan  by performing the following duties.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Demonstrate ability to provide comprehensive and ongoing assessment resulting in appropriate treatment and discharge recommendations. 
  • Create an individualized treatment plan with specific and measurable goals.  Must continually monitor progress and re-evaluate appropriateness of goals, resetting as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and practice of clinical interviewing/counseling skills.
  • Ensure that patients are seen for family therapy as clinically indicated. 
  • Demonstrate ability to build therapeutic rapport.
  • Encourage reluctant and/or resistant patients and/or family members to stay in program and build motivation.
  • Provide case management for each assigned case, demonstrating ability to facilitate and/or ensure the whole of patient care. Integrate all aspects of care and ease the process of treatment for the patient.
  • Facilitate groups with expertise, demonstrating ability to engage, set limits and monitor the group process.
  • Be creative in therapeutic interventions to include homework assignments, community resources, etc.
  • Complete clinical paperwork, progress notes, and group notes in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Conduct Utilization Review in timely fashion to ensure payment.
  • Demonstrate leadership in assuring continuity and quality of partial program, including curriculum development and group implementation.
  • Lead weekly staffings, conveying pertinent clinical information and formulating goals for the following week.
  •  Have ongoing attention to discharge plan, evidenced by development of aftercare plan, transition sessions with out patient treatment providers, and patient’s knowledge of available resources.
  •  Complete thorough discharge summaries that reflect course of treatment and discharge recommendations
  • Effectively communicate to other members of the treatment team about patient care and treatment.
  • Effectively and consistently communicate to referral sources and collateral providers.

Job Requirements

License-LCSW/LMFT
Master’s degree in mental health field

Minimum of 2 years experience treating patients with eating disorders at the partial hospitalization, residential, or inpatient level preferred.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1021
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PRIMARY THERAPIST


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