Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 10/26/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Counselor per diem

I. Position Function:

* Performs individual counseling, group counseling, psycheducational groups, and case

management.

* Provides mentoring and clinical supervision to counseling staff and interns.

* Provides support to clients/families via family sessions and brief counseling, education,

and coordination of comprehensive aftercare plans.

* Assures that a client's substance abuse disorder is assessed in an integrated

Bio-Psycho-Social-Cultural-Spiritual-Environmental context.

II. Job Relationships:

* Supervised and/or reportable to the Executive Director and Clinical Coordinator.

* Collaborates with the following staff effectively:

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

- A Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or equivalent thereof.

Minimum Experience:

- At least 2 years of training and/or clinical experience in substance abuse and/or mental

health counseling.

Minimum skills/abilities:

- Knowledge of addiction, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, mental health, psychiatric

diagnosis and the recovery process.

- Competence in practice of clinical skills.

- Familiarity and working knowledge of the DSM-IV Diagnostic System.

Certification/Licensure:

- Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field.

- Prefer LMHC/LADC/ LICSW

- Medical Director

- Nurses

- Staff Counselors

- Residents

- Psychiatrists

- Counseling Interns

- Community Treaters in a variety of aftercare settings

* Must be able to collaborate and communicate with referring agencies, such as EAP

professionals, private practitioners, probation officers, halfway house staff, primary care

doctors, community mental health agencies, etc ...

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Clinical Practice

2.) Complete biopsychosocial assessments of individuals and families.

3.) Utilizing patient/client, family, and significant others and formulation of DSM-IV diagnosis,

develops an individualized treatment plan.

4.) Implements treatment plans, accessing appropriate services within the hospital and

community resources.

5.) Competently engages in therapeutic interventions, including individual counseling, family

work, group work, and psychoeducation.

6.) Provides support for patient/client advocacy.

7.) Provides crisis intervention when necessary.

8.) Independently makes clinical assessment of patients/clients regarding dangerousness to self

and or others by reason of mental status/substance abuse severity and intervenes to secure

required level of care.

9.) Provides family psychoeducation and referrals to self-help groups and/or individual/couple

family therapy as needed.

10.) Provides ongoing revision of treatment plans to reflect patient/client's changing needs.

11.) Able to make clinical assessments and interventions autonomously.

12.) Completes appropriate referrals.

13.) Formulates expected behavioral outcomes as part of the patient/client's treatment plan.

14.) Continually monitors and evaluates achievement of behavioral goals set in the treatment

plan.

15.) Provides case management services to assigned patients/clients.

Administrative

16.) Coordinates programs, including Day Treatment, Evening Treatment, Relapse Prevention

Program, and various outpatient groups.

17.) Performs intake/biopsychosocial assessments, insurance precertification, registration,

billing, progress notes of participation in treatment, aftercare referrals, discharge, and

follow-up.

18.) Supervises counseling staff and counseling interns as needed.

19.) Performs 25 hours of clinical contact weekly via individual counseling, group counseling,

family sessions, and intakes/biopsychosocial assessments with patients/clients.

20.) Maintains standards of clinical record keeping:

- Documentation of biopsychosocial histories, treatment planning (updates every 3 months),

and progress notes.

- Closing a client's case within a month of discharge from clinical services.

21.) Prepares and participates in all administration, consultation, and supervision meetings.

22.) Will play a key role in meeting performance improvement criteria and thresholds, as well as

post-treatment measures of patient/client satisfaction in validating clinical outcomes.

Collaborative

23.) Initiates interaction and peer consultation with treatment team to enhance treatment planning.

24.) Seeks out feedback from treatment team and peers regarding role functions.

25.) Communicates effectively with other health care providers in the community and within the

hospital to coordinate treatment planning.

26.) Actively utilizes supervision to further enhance clinical skills and performance.

27.) Serves as a resource to the interdisciplinary team, including doctors, nurses, residents,

peers, etc ...

28.) Requests guidance of information as needed.

29.) Conducts in-service orientation as needed.

Supervision/Education/Training

30.) Participates in weekly clinical supervision with assigned clinical supervisor.

31.) Provides and attends in-service educational presentations to interdisciplinary staff.

32.) Shares knowledge gained through continuing education with team colleagues and others in

the department.

33.) Participates in hospital wide education programs.

34.) Fulfills licensure (LISCW or LMHC) requirements for continuing education credits and actively

manages own learning.

35.) Seeks supervision from assigned supervisor and/or Executive Director as needed.

Professional/Legal/Ethics

36.) Demonstrates clinical competence in providing patient/client care.

37.) Provides specialized mental health and substance abuse expertise to colleagues.

38.) Understands legal consequences of clinical interventions.

39.) Demonstrates understanding and practice of counseling values and ethics.

40.) Familiar with Patient's Bill of Rights.

41.) Fully able to manage confidentiality issues.

42.) Serves as patient/client advocate.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

V. Reporting Requirements:

* Reports immediately to supervisor and/or Executive Director.

* Reports medical or safety concerns to Clinical or Executive Director or RN in charge of

program to provide appropriate clinical response.

VI. Accountability:

* Accountable for carrying out SECAP CQI project as requested.

* Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related and

patient/client related data and information.

* Accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.

* Accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the SECAP Department,

including infection control policies and procedures.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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