Primary Therapist

  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare
  • Prestonsburg, KY 41653, USA
  • Apr 27, 2021

Job Description

To perform evaluation, diagnostic care, treatment planning and therapy services to acutely ill adults presenting with mental illness, substance abuse, and/or developmental disabilities. Weekend Coverage for Primary Therapist. Providing assessment using a Biopsychosocial ModelLeading a treatment team to develop diagnoses and treatment planning in acutely mentally ill adultsWill provide individual therapy services using a variety of treatment modalities, which could include, crisis planning, CBT, RET, behavioral modification, solution-focused therapy, and other brief psychiatric therapy modelsWill provide group therapy services, as well as family therapy as neededWill follow every aspect of the patient’s care including recommendations and referral for outpatient care following dischargeActs as a patient advocate in all aspects of care, participating in various meetings and conferences representing the best interest of the patient when the patient is unavailableServe as a QMHP, with appropriate credentials, in obtaining involuntary treatment for patients requiring commitment by completing assessments and participating in court hearingsProviding Psychological testing, with approved credentials, when requestedParticipate in research projects as needed related to advancement of mental health concernsProvide education regarding mental illness services, treatments and disease to both patients and familiesWill stay up to date on current research and treatment guidelines related to provision of care to the mentally illWill be encouraged to participate in community outreach and education, working with community partners, such as NAMI, to decrease the stigma of mental illness in the communityOther duties as assignedEducationAcceptable Degrees:Masters in Social Work, Masters in Counseling, Masters in Psychology Minimum Work ExperienceExperience in the area(s) of individual and/or group therapy, either through employment or Educational Practicum Experiences preferred. Required Skills, Knowledge, and AbilitiesMust be proficient in Windows, Word, and other basic computer skills.Must be detail oriented and thorough in order to ensure the complex Must be able to communicate well with a wide variety of contacts at all levels of the organization and with external organizations.Maintains strict confidentiality with regard to protected health information and provider informationMust display a commitment to the Code of Ethics of their governing boardsMust maintain licensure to practice clinical services through their state governing board.   If licensure is not present at employment, the employee would be required to obtain a temporary permit to practice, if possible, and obtain full licensure within 6 months of employment.  Regardless, licensure is required to provide clinical services to patients and familiesThe primary therapist is responsible for maintaining the required CEUs and ongoing education to maintain their license



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