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Outpatient Clinician

Company: Life Bridge Counseling
Location: Newport News
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Life Bridge Counseling is seeking a licensed mental health professional to provide outpatient therapy in our Waynesboro or Staunton area. This position is full-time salaried with benefits plus a retirement savings plan.
Summary: The Outpatient Clinician is responsible for clinical and administrative activities relating to outpatient referrals for individuals, families, couples and groups using Outpatient Services with Intercept. Education: A LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCP or other independently licensed professional by the Department of Health Professions. Or, a Resident in Counseling or Supervisee in Social Work, registered with the appropriate Board and receiving ongoing clinical supervision towards licensure with appropriate licensed provider. Experience: Postgraduate clinical experience working with children, adolescents or families highly preferred. Experience providing children's clinical services and functioning as a therapist in a mental health agency highly preferred. Experience in a broad range of therapeutic modalities (individual, group and family therapies) is preferred, as well as in-depth knowledge about the use and implementation of evidence-based practice models identified for outpatient services programs. OUTPATIENT THERAPY :

  • Ensure clinical documentation compliance (completion of initial screenings, diagnosis at intake for billing requirements utilizing DSM-V criteria, session documentation, services plans/reviews if required by insurance, discharge planning and recommendations, any other forms/documentation required by insurance provider for reimbursement or ethical documentation of services).
  • Utilize effective listening skills to establish rapport with patients, groups, couples, and family members to provide emotional support/encouragement, and engage family members in the service process.
  • Initiate and provide ongoing communication with service professionals to ensure coordination of care.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary during available hours. Educate patients on/implement alternative crisis contacts and planning as needed if therapist not available, and continually assess clients for increased service needs.
  • Conduct and prepare written diagnostic assessments, assessing patients from multiple perspectives (family functioning/psychological/emotional/social/academic/medical/behavioral/substance abuse/strengths/treatment history, etc.).
  • Furnish additional assessments/evaluations within scope of expertise.
  • Utilize various assessment instruments as needed within scope of expertise.
  • Meet with/provide treatment to patients as necessary to ensure success.
  • Provide regular monitoring for patients to include assistance with learning and carrying out necessary treatment goals.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans as needed, and document case activities within/outside of therapy sessions for all services, clinical standards and billing purposes.
  • Maintain high quality standards for services rendered by adhering to appropriate licensing Board's Ethical Standards.
  • Maintain an awareness of their areas of expertise, and an ability to staff or refer a case elsewhere if it becomes too complex or falls outside one's appropriate scope of practice. (Refrain from engaging in specific therapeutic interventions that require separate certification and or licensure).

Keywords: Life Bridge Counseling, Newport News , Outpatient Clinician, Other , Newport News, Virginia

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