1+ months

Weekday PRN (as needed) Therapist (MA/MSW) - (110269)

Universal Health Services
Greer, SC 29650
  • Job Code
    110269

Looking for a career that is rewarding both personally and professionally?

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is South Carolinas leader in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder services. Conveniently located off of I-85 at exit 56 in Greer, our team of 300+ high-quality employees describe working here as like family, supportive, and life-changing. Our registered nurses, mental health technicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and therapists serve hundreds of adults, senior adults, and adolescents each month with the common goal of bringing hope back to their lives. There is meaning in this work and thats why many of our employees say they found their calling at The Carolina Center. Find out more at www.thecarolinacenter.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Mental Health Clinician (Therapist) _____________________________________________________

REPORTS TO: Director, Program Services

STATUS: Exempt or Nonexempt depending upon position

SUPERVISES: No Direct Reports

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:

To provide quality case management psychotherapeutic services to adult, and/or adolescent psychiatric patient populations (age range approximately 12 and up) and their families, spouse, significant other. To serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organizations treatment program and philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to adult, and/or adolescent patients and their families.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Able to facilitate therapy groups.
  • Complete Psycho Social assessments.
  • Maintains patient, program, department and related documentation.
  • Effectively communicates with patient family or patient social support.
  • Effective discharge planning skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Substantial knowledge of therapeutic skills and can effectively use these skills to intervene with acute behavioral health patients in an Acute Hospital setting.
  • Participate in restraint and seclusion of patients when required.
  • Completes annual and other training in a timely manner.
  • Participates in treatment care planning and helps implement treatment care plan.
  • Supports hospital Service Excellence standards.
  • Maintains CPR training.
  • Attend treatment team meetings.
  • Complete master treatment plans in partnership with nursing and physician staff.
  • Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.
  • Demonstrates conduct in keeping with CCBHs ethical standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

Prior experience in inpatient setting preferred; Written and verbal communication skills, skills in case management, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as non-violent crises intervention practice. Knowledge of acute adult and/or child psychological disorders; advanced principles of abnormal psychology/ familiarity with follow up resource services , skills in documenting marital, family and group therapy. Knowledge of 12 step recovery program; basic knowledge of detoxification assessment and treatment procedures; familiarity with disease concept of addiction treatment; ability to identify signs of withdrawal from major classes of abused substances and ability to apply this knowledge to the treatment of chemically dependent patients. Skills in maintaining information as highly confidential. Must demonstrate the ability to treat other age populations as needed or have the capacity to develop skills through the organizations cross-training, orientation program. In the absence of these qualifications upon hire, must demonstrate ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within reasonable time frame. Ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.

Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain distance with clients. Maintains therapeutic boundaries with patients during treatment and following discharge. Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.

Master's degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling or a similar educational degree required. Licensure preferred; experience in psychiatric hospital setting preferred; range of experience within the continuum of care preferred (e.g. inpatient, outpatient, or IOP, partial).

MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED ON JOB:

Telephone

Computer, printer and software

Copier

Television and video player

Chart-o-graph machine

Books

Staple

Desk equipment

3-hole punch

Tape recorder

Keys (unlocking doors)

Writing instruments

Restraining devices

Calculator

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

Ability to exercise self control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner. Able to reach, walk and stand for sustained periods of time; able to move about quickly on foot; able to finger, grasp (sometimes using repetitive motions) and lift objects, raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position; able to push using upper extremities to press against something with steady force; able to express and exchange ideas via spoken word to convey detailed information in an audible, accurate and possible quick manner; able to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 20000 Hz, with or without correction; able to make fine discriminations in sound.

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, requiring the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Visual acuity required adequate for reading, preparing and analyzing data, transcription, and characters on computer terminal; visual inspection of documents.

Worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; conditions are typical of office settings and administrative work.

Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines regardless of case load; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and hospital operating needs.

VISUAL ACUITY:

Ability to inspect and analyze figures, transcription, written materials, computer terminal characters, and other similar objects at distances generally close to the eyes.

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the Nation's largest and most respected hospital companies. UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-23

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Weekday PRN (as needed) Therapist (MA/MSW) - (110269)

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