Description

UPMC Western Maryland Maryland is seeking a Regular Full-time Behavioral Health Therapist to join their team of life-changers! This position will support the Frosturg State University Counseling & Psychological Serives area. The purpose of this job is to provide independent clinical treatment services to the targeted populations. This is an outpatient treatment program designed to service patients with a mental health diagnosis who meet dimensions for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization treatment criteria. This position will work primarily daylight shifts with rotating on-call coverage on evenings, weekends, & holidays. Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects level of education, experience and manager discretion at time of offer. Behavioral Health Therapist I rates start at $18.68/hr.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed. Implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to patients.
  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.
  • Creates a treatment plan that includes an effective continuum of therapeutic, supportive and other services for the patients a variety and complexity of needs serviced by the program.
  • Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient, and/or partial hospitalization programs, community school based programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • Completes clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery and provides clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services.
  • Participates in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update patient treatment plans, monitor therapeutic progress and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care.
  • Provides individual and group therapy to patients in the program(remove word program) home, school, community settings and engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated. Provides education to patients on recovery as appropriate.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.
  • Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Utilizes a relevant and evidence based treatment approach in the context of the program as appropriate.
  • Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new treatment approaches on a regular basis.
  • Participates in the mentoring of student interns.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
  • Independently demonstrates competency in management of administrative responsibilities associated with patient care with minimal supervision. This may include but not be limited to caseload management, group census, and other administrative tasks.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Behavioral Health Therapist I

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required.(Successfully completed the educational requirements as defined in practicing state’s code)
  • One year of clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred.
  • Experience in diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions preferred.

Date posted: January 11, 2022