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Therapist - (8281)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
8281
Universal Health Services
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Therapist - (8281)

Facility Name
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services
Location
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35212 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Category
Social Worker
Job Description

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only freestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Birmingham Area.  It draws on a rich tradition while staying on the cutting edge of new developments in treating psychiatric illness and enhancing mental health.  We treat mental illness, emotional problems, and adults with chemical dependency.

The Social Worker/Therapist provides social services and individual, family and group therapy and case management services on acute and residential units under direction of the respective Director of Clinical Services.  Assigned cases may vary somewhat depending on experience and specialty areas.

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Obtains and assesses social history information and report to the treatment team within program specific time frames.

  • Initiates and completes new admissions process, discharge process, and aftercare planning.

  • Provides and documents discharge planning as directed by the Psychiatrist from day of admission.

  • Provides and promptly documents direct patient care through use of social work and/or counseling knowledge and skills.

  • Maintains professional and clinical credentials consistent with duties

  • Contributes to overall treatment team process by assisting in developing plans of care, formulating and reviewing plans and attending treatment team meetings and providing input as assigned.

  • Conducts and documents individual, group, and family therapy as assigned and indicated.

  • Acts as liaison for patients to various community agencies and resources.

  • Functions as liaison and support for patient’s family during hospitalization.

  • Responds to and handles crisis situations under direction of MD or Nurse. Manager.

  • Always exhibits a positive attitude when dealing with others in day to day situations.

  • Facilitates therapeutic milieu on units assigned.

  • Responsible for the safety and security of medical records of all patients on the unit.

  • Coordinates and documents referrals and discharge planning.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Graduate from an approved college or university with a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or closely related field.

  • Current license or eligibility for license as a LGSW, LCSW, LPC, ALC, CRC, or MSN in the State of Alabama required.

  • Ability to establish rapport with a multiple disciplinary team and assist patient to work toward recovery and to sustain health.

  • Experience and credentials for areas served and specialized interventions (adventure-based counseling, play therapy, or sexual offender/victim) highly desired.

  • Experience on an in-patient psychiatric unit or residential program preferred

  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal growth and development of the population served.

  • Therapist working with sexual behavior program must have certification in sexual behavior.

  • New hires are required to attend 1 full week of New Employee Orientation on day shift, normally 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Must successfully pass background check and drug screen.

Hill Crest BHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Hill Crest BHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Hill Crest BHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Hill Crest BHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

 

 

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