Therapist

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

General Information
US-LA-Lafayette
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Full-Time
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Job Description

1. Provides direct clinical services in accordance with accepted standards of social work/clinical practice in a timely fashion as outlined by Joint Commission, Federal and State Regulations and Vermilion Hospital Mission Statement and PI monitors.

 

A. PLANS and CONDUCTS individual, family, and/or group therapy as assigned by Clinical Director or physician’s order.

              B.   CONDUCTS, ASSESSES, and  INTERPRETS completion of Psychosocial assessment within 24-48 hours of admission

C.     PERFORMS discharge planning as assigned by the Clinical Director.

 

 

2. PARTICIPATES as an active member of the treatment team by

A. attending treatment team meetings when indicated and reporting on assigned patients and their progress toward treatment goals.

B. combining the reports of all disciplines into a multidisciplinary treatment integration summary, which facilitates the patient’s progress towards treatment plan goals.

C. documenting in a timely manner in the medical record on a daily basis, the services rendered in a BIRP format.

D. delivering patient services in an ethical manner which promotes respect for the patient and enhances the patient’s dignity and satisfaction.

3. DEMONSTRATES the ability to assess and interpret a patient’s response to treatment in age/disability/culturally sensitive specific manner by

A. demonstrating knowledge of growth and development.

B.. communicating in an age/disability/culturally sensitive related manner to patients and their families.

C. identifying safety, psychosocial, special mobility and special equipment needs.

D. assessing and interpreting age/disability/cultural needs

E. conducting treatment and discharge planning in accordance with age/disability/cultural needs, and involving members of the patient’s support system in decision making as appropriate.

F. passing basic competencies related to age/disability/cultural specific information in New Employee Orientation.

4.  PERFORMS other duties as required by the Director of Clinical Services.

A Develops, plans, and provides in-services for inter/intra-community/staff on a minimum of a bi-annual basis.

B.  Actively participates in staff development or departmental/hospital wide committees as assigned

C. Collects, monitors, and maintains performance improvement procedures for services rendered in a peer review format.

 

D. Provides and maintains a safe environment for patients, families, staff, and visitors

E. Professionalism

F. Responds, assesses, and evaluates inquiry calls and executes appropriate interventions.

G. Rotates weekend on-call and full time weekend employee positions.

H. Maintains professional licensure, complies with supervision standards, and conforms to professional ethics as delineated by the appropriate professional board.

I. Demonstrates teamwork through seeking, accepting, and presenting new ideas with vision, and customer sensitivity.

J. Performs job within productivity guidelines for the job description while being cost effective, conserving resources, timely completion and follow through on tasks according to established procedures and directions.

L. Assesses situations and responds appropriately through prioritizing and organizing of tasks in order to achieve positive outcomes.

M. Work consistently meets internal standards and customer requirements.

N. Demonstrates competence by giving appropriate rationale for action taken.

O. Utilizes verbal/non-verbal communication skills to consistently achieve positive results with internal/external customers.

P. Respects coworkers, customers, and hospital’s confidentiality.

Q. Demonstrates commitment to customer’s and hospital’s goals and objectives.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications Skills Behaviors

Motivations

Education

Required

Masters or better in Social Work.

Experience

Required

Experience working with active military and veterans is preferred

0 to 1 year post-graduate experience in clinical practice. An internship within chemical dependency field is also acceptable. (Any population which is assigned will be based on a mentorship training system if no experience has been had with that population.)

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