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Therapist - (235074)

Facility Name
Newport News Behavioral Health Center
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23603 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description

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 Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a residential program, for males and females ages 11-21, consist of a cognitive behavioral treatment model that encourages youth to safely explore thoughts and feelings related to the development of positive and desirable behavior within their homes and communities. Our programs have been designed to provide each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe therapeutic environment. It is the mission of Newport News Behavioral Health Center to promote recovery from the effects of abuse, addiction and other behavioral issues through specialized treatment interventions provided by a community of caring professionals.

Newport News Behavioral Health Center has an excellent career opportunity for anTherapistto join our team of dedicated professionals.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

-Is responsible for maintaining the therapeutic milieu which includes overseeing and coordinating the delivery of inresident, continuing care and family services. -Monitors adherence to the program schedule and assists the multidisciplinary team in coordinating the resident’s care. -Attends and assists in treatment team meetings and clinical staffing meetings. -Participates in group and individual supervision. -Communicates with unit staff regarding resident’s progress. -Assists with mentoring and orienting new therapists to the unit. -Provides admissions personnel with ongoing admissions and discharge information. -Participates in AMA prevention and intervention activities. -Completes an initial bonding session with the resident within 24 hours of admission or by the next business day. -Conducts emotional, behavioral and social assessment within 7 days of admission, and determines what, if any, further assessments are needed (psychological, vocational, etc.). -Transfers the problems identified in the assessments of the Master Problem List, and prioritizes the problems for treatment. -With the multidisciplinary treatment team, identifies treatment goals and objectives that are clearly related to the problems on the -Master Problem List. Goals/objectives are measurable and time bound. Develop individualized treatment plans for assigned residents. -With the treatment team, identifies interventions that clearly relate to the treatment objectives, and establishes discharge criteria. -Completes treatment plan reviews monthly and ensures that progress in treatment is clearly documented in a timely manner. -Conducts group therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that group therapy progress notes are completed and submitted to medical records before the next group session takes place. -Conducts individual therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that individual therapy progress notes are completed and handed into medical records daily. -Conducts family therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that family therapy progress notes are completed and handed into medical records by the end of the next business day. -Develops and conducts educational lectures for residents and/or families as assigned. -Serves as a liaison with the resident’s legal guardian, inviting them to call with questions, and keeping them apprised of the resident’s progress at least weekly. -Serves as a resident advocate with courts, schools, and family, etc. -Coordinates and develops a continuing care plan and prepares resident for discharge.

Job Requirements

Must have a Master’s Degree in the field of psychology or a related field and be licensed eligible or licensed in the State of Virginia.  Must have at least two years experience conducting group, individual and family therapy using a variety of treatment modalities.  Must be able to compose and deliver educational lectures.  Must be able to communicate effectively with other health care professionals, both verbally and in writing.  Must have at least one year treating a variety of mental health disorders.  Prefer 1 year experience working and/or treating adolescents.

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