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THERAPIST (LICENSED) PRN - (9621)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
9621
Universal Health Services
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THERAPIST (LICENSED) PRN - (9621)

Facility Name
Pinnacle Pointe BHS
Location
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Category
Social Worker
Job Description

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1.  Formulate and conduct educational, therapeutic, and/or support groups.

2.  Communicate effectively with patients, families, health care team members and community providers regarding patient status and progress.

3.  Interact and communicate with community agencies in assessment of and service to patients.

4.  Provide liaison and referral services to community agencies and appears in court when requested or subpoenaed.

5.  Maintain confidentiality in compliance with professional ethics according to professional and facility standards.

6.  Identify opportunities for the program and participate in Performance improvement projects and activities.

7.  Continue professional development in individual, family, and group therapy.

8.  Assist in the orientation of new colleagues and supervising student interns.

INTERVENTION

1.  Conduct individual/couples/family counseling on scheduled timetables.

2.  Develop an effective working relationship with patient and/or family (engagement, collaboration, advocacy, problem solving).

3.  Evaluate and document effectiveness of interventions and patient responses.

4.  Comply with required standards for medical/legal reporting situations (i.e. child abuse, dependent adult abuse, psychiatric commitment).

5.  Represent the facility at legal hearings as requested, submit paperwork for legal holds in a timely fashion, and act as liaison with conservator’s office.

ASSESSMENT

1.  Assess and identify psychosocial, educational, developmental and behavioral functioning of the patient/family system through established case finding mechanisms.

2.  Document assessment update when there are significant changes in patient’s condition or readmission in the last thirty days.

3.  Consult with families on emotional, social and financial aspects of care.

MILIEU

1.  Respond to request for social work services in a timely manner.

2.  Meet the social work needs of the patient population being serviced.

3.  Contribute to the effective functioning of the patient’s program and other facility-wide activities.

4.  Report unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.

5.  Assure that patients’ right are upheld, through knowledge of Facility Patient’s Rights Policy.

TREATMENT PLANNING

1.  Demonstrate knowledge of biopsychosocial factors and DSM-IV related to the ages of the patients served, and incorporate the knowledge base into the treatment plan.

2.  Participate in, and effectively contributes to, patient care conferences, treatment planning meetings and/or treatment planning rounds.

Professional Competencies

1.  Demonstrate a professional attitude and supports the objectives of the facility’s business development/marketing and guest relations philosophy through internal and external communications and interactions with all levels of staff, patients, family members, guests, community and referral sources.

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Intervention

1.  Utilize a variety of techniques to assist in the resolution of patient problems.

2.  Effectively employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.

3.  Ensure interventions are carried out in the patient’s plan of care.

4.  Uses appropriate interventions in psychiatric emergencies.

5.  Document and report infections to the Infection Control Nurse

6.  Assist with reviewing all new admissions to ensure completion of essential paperwork.

Milieu

1.   Assures patients are adequately oriented to the program

2    Monitor program activities and encourage patient participation.

3.  Use self as a role model to promote health communication

4. Develop and facilitate groups for patients and/or significant others as appropriate.

Treatment Planning

1.  Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan based on patient assessment/needs in compliance with facility time frames.

2.  Ensure that the treatment plan has specific measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient’s needs.

3.  As appropriate, when goals/objectives are met, participate in revision and update. 

Teaching

1.  Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations in learning.

2.  Promote learning experiences and provide educational materials to patients and their families.

3.  Evaluate and document effectiveness of all patient teaching.

4.  Provide opportunities for patient and families to question, discuss, and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis and obtain the parent’s or guardian’s signature.

Standards for Child Patients ages 5 t0 11

1.  Maintain knowledge of the Child Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.

2.  Maintain knowledge of children’s stages of development and seek guidance from the nurse in charge when questions about the norms for behavior related to child development arise.

3.  Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and make note of any deviations in behavior.

4.  Recognize acting out behavior of child specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based the age of the patient.

5.  Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled child.

6.  Relate to child patients in an age appropriate manner.

7.  Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of children, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

8.  Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Child Patient Programs

Standards for Patients ages 12 thru 18

1.  Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines. 

2.  Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any deviations in behavior.

3.  Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.

4.  Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled adolescent.

5.  Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.

6.  Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents’ abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issue.

7.  Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs.

Additional Standards

1.  Adhere to facility, department, cooperate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.

2.  Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.

3.  Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.

4.  Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.

5.  Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.

Job Requirements

Current state license or be license eligible.

Additional Requirements:  CPR certification and HWC training within 30 days of employment and prior to assisting in a restraining procedure.  May be required to work flexible hours and overtime.

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