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Part Time Mental Health Professional

Company: Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Location: Kingman
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The Mental Health Professional is a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides clinically appropriate services under the clinical direction of the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs.The Mental Health Professional will provide mental health screenings and assessments, clinical watches, treatment groups and individual sessions, as well as other clinically related activities. Needed Mental Health Professionals ( LPC, LMSW, LCSW and LAC) JOB RELATIONS REPORTS TO: Clinical supervision provided by the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs and administrative supervision provided by the Health Services Administrator (HSA) SUPERVISES: None exercised in this position INTER-RELATES WITH: Works effectively with mental health and nursing staff, patients, administrative staff, security staff at all levels, and administrative and support staff (i.e., pharmacy, mental health, laboratory, etc.) and regional team members as required DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Provide clinical services, including screening, assessment, treatment planning and crisis intervention. Performs individual and group therapeutic counseling. Performs administrative consultations for specialized social services as determined by the specific needs of the Institution. Interviews inmates to obtain information concerning medical history, mental health history, or other pertinent information. Observes inmates to detect indications of abnormal behavior. Reviews results of tests, treatment plans and treatment cases with the behavioral health team to evaluate client needs and implement treatment. Coordinates psychiatry services, which includes but is not limited to tracking and triaging patients' requests or staff referrals for psychotropic meds; administrative duties for psychiatry visits; tracking psychiatry services provided including signed consents and obtaining refusals. Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other interpersonal or environmental problems. Discusses progress toward treatment goals with inmates and ensures that the treatment plan is completed in a timely manner, adhered to as the barometer for treatment and is reflected in the progress notes. Consults with behavioral health team concerning treatment plan and amends plan as described Assists in planning and implementing the goals and objectives of programs and projects. May direct special projects as requested. Experience working effectively with a multi-disciplinary treatment team, providing clinical supervision, performing consultation and teaching others Provides the necessary preparation of documentation, necessary records and reports. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings. Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies, procedures, and facility policies when recommended and/or indicated. Participates in mandatory as well as elective educational activities as well as orientation of new staff, and inmate orientation. Attends weekly staff meetings and follows all team/unit protocols. Adheres to safety and security policies, and participates in disaster drills. Follows security regulations and policies, with consideration of clinical factors. Completes case management responsibilities as required. Completes chart reviews as required. Engages in internal audit preparation and review process as directed by the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs. Appropriately recommends/offers input to multi-disciplinary team for transfers to alternate levels of care, and/or grade changes when requested. Participates in all mental health watches and log entries as directed Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment.Duties may require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment.Essential duties may require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; s pecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime and being on call on occasion. Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, and loud noises.ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSOffice Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning. Travel Not applicablePOSITION SUMMARY The Mental Health Professional is a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides clinically appropriate services under the clinical direction of the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs.The Mental Health Professional will provide mental health screenings and assessments, clinical watches, treatment groups and individual sessions, as well as other clinically related activities. JOB RELATIONS REPORTS TO: Clinical supervision provided by the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs and administrative supervision provided by the Health Services Administrator (HSA) SUPERVISES: None exercised in this position INTER-RELATES WITH: Works effectively with mental health and nursing staff, patients, administrative staff, security staff at all levels, and administrative and support staff (i.e., pharmacy, mental health, laboratory, etc.) and regional team members as required DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Provide clinical services, including screening, assessment, treatment planning and crisis intervention. Performs individual and group therapeutic counseling. Performs administrative consultations for specialized social services as determined by the specific needs of the Institution. Interviews inmates to obtain information concerning medical history, mental health history, or other pertinent information. Observes inmates to detect indications of abnormal behavior. Reviews results of tests, treatment plans and treatment cases with the behavioral health team to evaluate client needs and implement treatment. Coordinates psychiatry services, which includes but is not limited to tracking and triaging patients' requests or staff referrals for psychotropic meds; administrative duties for psychiatry visits; tracking psychiatry services provided including signed consents and obtaining refusals. Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other interpersonal or environmental problems. Discusses progress toward treatment goals with inmates and ensures that the treatment plan is completed in a timely manner, adhered to as the barometer for treatment and is reflected in the progress notes. Consults with behavioral health team concerning treatment plan and amends plan as described Assists in planning and implementing the goals and objectives of programs and projects. May direct special projects as requested. Experience working effectively with a multi-disciplinary treatment team, providing clinical supervision, performing consultation and teaching others Provides the necessary preparation of documentation, necessary records and reports. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings. Provides documentation in accordance with unit policies, procedures, and facility policies when recommended and/or indicated. Participates in mandatory as well as elective educational activities as well as orientation of new staff, and inmate orientation. Attends weekly staff meetings and follows all team/unit protocols. Adheres to safety and security policies, and participates in disaster drills. Follows security regulations and policies, with consideration of clinical factors. Completes case management responsibilities as required. Completes chart reviews as required. Engages in internal audit preparation and review process as directed by the Associate Director, Mental Health Programs. Appropriately recommends/offers input to multi-disciplinary team for transfers to alternate levels of care, and/or grade changes when requested. Participates in all mental health watches and log entries as directed Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment.Duties may require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment.Essential duties may require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; s pecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime and being on call on occasion. Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, and loud noises.ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSOffice Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning. Travel Not applicable PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling. EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years prior clinical experience working with forensic clients; have familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods, have ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans; have ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans; and be familiar with diagnostic nomenclature outlined in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification LICENSURE: Fully licensed, have temporary license or associate license in Arizona in Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) OTHER KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal skills Strong verbal and written communication skills. General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential. Demonstrated experience maintaining multiple deadlines.Must ensure documents are ready for review well in advance of any deadline. Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Ability to work in a stressful environment ---Able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.

Keywords: Wexford Health Sources, Inc., Henderson , Part Time Mental Health Professional, Healthcare , Kingman, Nevada

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