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Outpatient Clinician - Per Diem - (224833)

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Outpatient Clinician - Per Diem - (224833)

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SACRAMENTO, CA 95823 US (Primary)
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Job Description

Sierra Vista Hospital, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems.

The Outpatient Clinician is assigned a caseload of patients. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: assessment, discharge planning, reporting during treatment planning, maintaining patient attendance to prescribed treatment, following-up to help ensure the safety of all patients, and ensuring documentation compliance. The Therapist coordinates the initiation of a Master Treatment Plan and updates that are consistent with the findings of initial assessments, ongoing assessments, treatment team meetings and other documented observations. The Therapist attends daily utilization review/clinical meetings and ensures that the behavioral treatment provided to the patient is consistent with what is communicated to and understood by the Utilization Review Specialist, management and other team members and that this information is consistently documented in the chart across disciplines. The Therapist facilitates groups and 1:1 meetings using an evidence-based treatment consistent with research findings. The Therapist exercises sound judgment and clinical excellence, sustains therapeutic alliance and patient satisfaction. The Therapist will be cross-trained and assigned, as determined by department need, in the Intake and Utilization Review functions.

Why is Sierra Vista Hospital a great place to work?

  • Dynamic people

  • Team-oriented environment

  • Opportunity for advancement

  • Great training program for new grads!

  • Rewarding career opportunities

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 75,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Job Requirements


Education:  Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, mental health or a related field required.

Experience:  A minimum of one (1) year direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting preferred.  Experience in patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning discharge planning and communication with external review organizations or comparable license preferred. Knowledge of medical necessity and documentation standards preferred.

Licensure:  LCSW, MFT, LPCC - License required.           

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