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PHP/IOP Therapist

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PHP/IOP Therapist

Job Code:  224899
Facility: Kingwood Pines Hospital
Location: HOUSTON, TX US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Therapy
Customer Service -> Phone Support, Face-to-Face Support
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Position Summary
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 65,000 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.

Kingwood Pines Hospital a 116 bed facility located in the beautiful residential Kingwood community. We are located about 30 miles northeast of the Houston Medical Center. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services. We serve children, adolescents, adults for psychiatric and behavioral health. The hospital also has services in intensive outpatient and partial hospital program services. Kingwood Pines Hospital currently has a PHP/IOP Therapist position available. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

Purpose: To provide clinically indicated psychotherapy to individuals and groups. Patients served include adults (ages 18-65), geriatrics (66+), adolescents (ages 13-17) and children (5-12).

1. To maintain documentation of therapeutic services provided.
2. To provide case management to assigned patients.
3. To recognize signs and symptoms of chemical dependency disorders and apply/utilize appropriate treatment interventions.
4. To recognize signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and apply/utilize appropriate treatment interventions.
5. To keep psychiatrists and treatment team informed of patients’ status.
6. To participate in and to document clinical supervision, if applicable.
7. To attend team and therapy meetings; to provide consultation to treatment team.
8. To assess all chemical dependency needs of the patient, using the twelve (12) core functions.
9. To develop treatment plans.
10. To provide clinical programming for patients and families.
11. To complete psychosocial history.
12. To interface with Utilization Review on a regular basis to determine patient treatment needs within managed care counseling.
13. To complete discharge planning requirements.
14. Service Excellence is a primary goal! Provide the best customer service experience. Identify staff providing service excellence.

Customers Served:
Patients, families, allied health professionals, physicians, staff from all hospital departments.

Ability to assess patient’s needs for therapeutic services and make appropriate referrals. Ability to provide appropriate documentation. Expertise in language interpretation preferred.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field.

Current Texas Driver’s License
Texas State Licensure as Mental Health Professional preferred.
Current CPR
Current HWC

One (1) year experience in a psychiatric, behavioral health setting preferred. Experience may be obtained as an intern.

Exposure Category:
Category 1

Other Hazards:
Participates in therapeutic crisis intervention with physically aggressive patients which may involve some personal risk. May encounter some chemicals listed in the MSDS sheets. Travel by car and/or air.

Physical Requirements:
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients with assistance. Manual and finger dexterity. Hand-eye coordination. Ability to run. Ability to restrain patients weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance. Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to perform CPR. Ability to drive a vehicle. Ability to walk 6+ hours daily. Frequent standing, bending, stooping and reaching in order to move items or assist patients. Hearing and vision sufficient to perform essential function. Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions. Ability to speak clearly. Ability to write legible.

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