The Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) is responsible for providing direct patient care including individual, group, and family/marital therapies which are consistent with the plan of treatment as directed by the patient’s attending psychiatrist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess the discharge/aftercare needs of diagnosed patients and facilitate the linkage to required services.
- Assess each patient’s level of functioning and ability to return to the community daily.
- Develop and document discharge plan with physician, patient/family, and other available resources.
- Implement and document patient/family teaching as part of plan of care.
- Provide discharge notes to summarize the patient’s status.
- Perform crisis intervention.
- Provide individual psychotherapy for caseload.
- Complete progress notes.
- Serve as an effective role model for interpersonal communication and problem-solving, while working with patients and fellow staff members in the therapeutic milieu.
- Identify measurable goals, share plan of care and goals with the patient, family members, and staff.
- Follow policy related to patients in restraints.
- Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
- Observe patients and record significant conditions and reactions. Notify supervisor or physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatment, and significant incidents.
- Participate in department or unit quality improvement activities.
- Document each service provided for each patient served in accordance with HCFA and hospital standards.
- Advocate and support unit, hospital, and nursing activities.
- Achieve and maintain competency in skills and comply with policies associated with the skills inventory.
- Share knowledge and expertise by participating in patient care conferences, in-service education, and serving on nursing committees. Research current trends in nursing practices and technology.
- Maintain personal education record.
- Work cooperatively and harmoniously with co-workers, supervisory staff and physicians. Performs as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team.
- Establish effective interpersonal relationships with patients, family members, and staff.
- Recognize the patient’s right to make decisions concerning his/her health care and participate in his/her care.
- Demonstrate ability and desire to provide excellent customer service to all patients and visitors.
- Complete documentation concerning patient care related to certificate and/or petition and document on required state facility forms.
- Any other duties as required or requested.
Master’s degree in Psychology or related field.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the mental health field.
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a psychiatric unit.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Complex Problem Solving