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Licensed Therapist, Behavioral Health

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJOB SUMMARYResponsible for ensuring that appropriate services are rendered to patient on the unit and in outpatient services. Must work well independently and in combination with a multidisciplinary team to provide efficient and effective treatment. Assesses needs and works directly with the patient on completion of treatment plan goals. Provides counseling, education, and support to patients and their families in individual and group sessions. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills for documentation and therapeutic interaction purposes. Interacts with Physicians and community agencies to provide continuity of care for the prevention of recurring problems and case management discharge planning. Serves as a representative of the Behavioral Health Center by presenting community education programs. This requires excellent organizational and presentation skills as well as extensive knowledge of mental health.GENERAL REQUIREMENTSAdheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesPerforms all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organizationPerforms other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and proceduresMaintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.WORKING CONDITIONSGeneral environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be scheduled as needed including overtimeQualificationsEDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMaster's Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology or related field (Required)EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS2 - 3 years Behavioral Health Experience (Required)CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURESRequired Certifications/Licensures: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)GENERAL SKILLSOrganizational SkillsCommunication SkillsInterpersonal SkillsCustomer RelationsAnalyticalGrammar / SpellingRead / Comprehend Written InstructionsFollow Verbal InstructionsTranscriptionBasic Computer SkillsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSHave near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colorsHave good - manual dexterityAbility to perform - repetitive tasks/motionPHYSICAL DEMANDSStanding - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Walking - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Sitting - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Bending/Stooping - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Lift/carry up to 20 lbs - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Licensed Therapist, Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Albany, Georgia

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