Provides psychiatric assessment and therapy to patients and/or their families in a Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Setting.
Individual Evaluation and Assessment: Provides psychiatric assessment of individuals. Based on evaluation, makes appropriate referrals (both interoffice and interagency). Serves the best interests of patient and exercises independent professional judgment when rendering care.
Treatment Planning: Develops and implements treatment plans for patients and families.
Counseling: Provides individual, group, and/or family therapy to reach therapeutic goals.
Documentation of Services: Maintains ongoing documentation of patient interventions. Documentation must be completed within 24-hours of the service date. This includes documentation of initial psychiatric assessment, treatment plans, and therapy sessions, as well as any other patient interaction, including phone calls. Cooperates with audits of patient charts conducted to ensure compliance with all coding and documentation requirements and any compliance education reasonably required by the Director of Substance Use Services.
Liaison Functions: Represents the practice in the community. Participates in marketing, education, and other activities to promote and enhance the public image of Elliot Health System.
Quality Improvement Activities: Attends and provides input in Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance projects as deemed necessary by the Director of Substance Use Services. Such Quality Improvement activities will include activities related to enhancing and maintaining patient satisfaction.
Supervision/Collaboration: Participates in ongoing peer supervision and collaboration so as to maintain licensure; receives clinical input from peers. General oversight and clinical supervision will also be provided by the PHP NP and Director of Substance Use Services.
Education: Participates in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating education programs, support, and services offered by Elliot Behavioral Health Services. This will include providing consultation and/or supervision to student interns.
Compliance: Follows up with patients within twenty-four hours regarding last minute cancellations and no-show appointments in a collaborative effort to maintain compliance. Documents telephone conversations in the Elliot's medical record system.
Policies and Procedures: Adheres to all Elliot Health System Departmental Policies and Procedures.
Credentialing: Submits credentialing and re-credentialing information to Medical Staff Affairs and Credentialing Specialist within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt of applications.
Other Duties: Participates in appropriate role in disaster drills and other emergency situations, community events, committees, and other related activities as requested. Provides a minimum of one (1) evening per week for patient contact hours to assure adequate patient access to care. Utilizes centralized scheduling as a front desk function. Participates in intake and assessment process. Accepts patients as assigned and responds to intake requests in a timely manner.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring general knowledge of policies and procedures applicable within the area. Ability to exercise considerable judgment so as to work independently toward general results, devising methods, and modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions and make decisions based on precedent and policy.
Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress; ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect when relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians and coworkers. Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment.
Ability to accept constructive feedback and take initiate appropriate actions to correct a situation.
Possession of general knowledge of normal and abnormal human development and behavior, as well as recognized treatment interventions and skills necessary to conduct individual and/or group therapy. This includes the ability to develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients.
Possession of general knowledge of family systems and support systems needed by family members. Ability to appropriately provide education and emotional support to family members, and to communicate effectively.
Ability to interview and gather data needed to diagnose the needs of individuals and their families.
Ability to prepare clear, concise case narratives and reports.
Ability to refer patients to appropriate social services, including State and Federal agencies.
Ability to work with mentally ill, character disordered, and/or cognitively impaired patients.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with both professional and paraprofessional institution staff and public and private sector professional staff.
Ability to understand organizational systems and how to work within them for the benefit of the patient.
Ability to assess the level of patient danger to self or others, as well as the potential for explosive behavior.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of a wide range of community agencies.
Ability to testify clearly, effectively, and professionally in psychiatric hearings.
Possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to provide psychotherapy that is appropriate to patient age and intellectual development.
Demonstrated proficiency in assessing treatment and responses and adapting care to meet the need of the patient population served (children and/or adults).
Education: Master's in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related degree required.
Experience: A minimum of one (1) year post-licensure experience in the field of mental health counseling working with individuals living with alcohol or drug addiction. Experience working with diverse client populations such as cultural and/or religious minorities, co-occurring disorders, and socio-economically disadvantaged clients.
Certification/Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) required.
Software/Hardware: EPIC and Microsoft Office.
Other: Knowledge of, and experience utilizing, various therapeutic modalities. Knowledge of Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) and other related clinical assessment skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part II required.
Schedule: Monday - Friday. Hours determined by provider and Director of Substance Use Services Department based on the needs of the clinic.
Internal Number: 305815
About Elliot Health System
Elliot Health System is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire. The cornerstone of EHS is Elliot Hospital, 296-bed acute care facility located in Manchester (New Hampshire’s largest city). Established in 1890, Elliot Hospital offers Southern New Hampshire communities caring, compassionate and professional patient service regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or ability to pay.Elliot is home to Manchester’s designated Regional Trauma Center, Urgent Care, a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Elliot Physician Network, Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Elliot Senior Health Center, Elliot Breast Health Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire and Elliot 1-Day Surgery Center.