Clinician

Behavioral Health Experience

SUMMARY:

Senior Psychologist /LMHC/LISCW/LMFT will provide direct clinical service to patients, provide clinical supervision to interns and staff, be involved in quality improvement activities, other administrative activities, and help to develop programming as needed by the director of behavioral health.  

 

With respect to clinical duties, Senior Psychologist /LMHC/LISCW/LMFT will perform comprehensive bio-psycho- social diagnostic evaluations with their patients.   They will provide crisis management services as necessary.  They will create patient centered treatment plans, provide ongoing treatment, provide case management services, and assess patient’s ongoing clinic needs and progress.   Treatment services provided will be based on their credentialing privileges, related to their areas of expertise, and follow accepted guidelines and best practices.  They will provide consultation and coordinate care with other providers involved in the patient’s care including LCHC providers, the PCP, and providers from outside agencies.  They will take a team oriented approach to patient care and fully participate in integrating behavioral health care with primary care.  Direct services may be provided at various locations including: 20 Central, 269 Union, Western Ave., 280 Union, school based health centers, at other community sites/agencies, and in patients’ homes.  Senior Psychologist /LMCH/LISCW/LMFT primary service location will vary based on responsibilities and can be changed based on needs.  The Senior Psychologist /LMHC/LISCW/LMFT clinical work and documentation will meet accepted standards of practice including those set by LCHC policy, JACHO, NCQA, state, professional association, and contracted insurance companies.  Productivity targets will be determined on a yearly basis and may need to be adjusted based on a variety of factors including specific duties and health care economics.

 

With respect to other duties, Senior Psychologist /LMHC/LISCW/LMFT will be expected to supervise interns, post-docs, and junior staff as assigned by the director of behavioral health.  Senior Psychologist /LMCH/LISCW/LMFT will be expected to be involved in training and teaching of interns and staff.  As assigned by the director of behavioral health, the Senior Psychologist /LMHC/LISCW/LMFT will participate in ongoing quality improvement efforts.  They will also be involved in program development and community consultation.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Up to date immunization and annual TB testing is required.  Hepatitis B vaccine and annual flu immunization are strongly recommended.  All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center. 

 

Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards.

 

SERVICE LOCATIONS:

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               □ 20 Central Avenue

               □ 269 Union St 

            □ 280 Union St

               □ Western Ave

               □ School Based Health Center

            □ Home Based Services

 

DUTIES WITH ASSOCIATED CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Professionalism

1.Confidentiality:

a.Demonstrate understanding of rules, regulations (HIPAA), and clinic policies regarding patient confidentially.

b.Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care.

2.Professionalism with patient:

a.Treat all patients in a welcoming and respectful manner.

b.Maintain a patient centered approach.

c.Promptly respond to patient communications.

3.Professionalism in context of team work:

a.Wear appropriate attire in line with standards for position and clinic policy.

b.Be punctual, mindful of attendance, communicate to others when out sick or on vacation, communicate to others if unable to attend usual meetings or are unavailable to perform usual duties.

c.Support all team members in their work.

d.Communicate regularly with other team members about clinic work flow issues.

e.Maintain an open and positive attitude.

f.Communicate with team, utilize QA, or speak with director around work flow problems identified, use urgency on issues that compromise clinical care.

g.Welcome new employees and students to the team by assisting with their orientation or questions and mentoring them.

Clinical Services

Provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social diagnostic assessment at intake and at any point needed throughout the therapeutic treatment.

Provide psychotherapeutic treatments; be well versed in at least two treatment modalities.

Provide ongoing treatment planning.

Provide crisis intervention and management services.

Provide case management services.

Use a team oriented approach with special emphasis on communication and coordination of care.

Provide psycho-diagnostic testing.

 

Indirect Services 

Maintain patient records that meet health center, JACHO, professional, state, and legal standards.

Complete patient records in a timely fashion.

Bill services the day patient was seen.

Respond in a timely fashion to UR coordinators when clinical information or extended care forms are needed by insurance companies to authorize more visits.

Participate in peer review and QA activities

Attend monthly staff meetings.

Read and respond to emails.

Conduct professional practice and behavior according to the policies and procedures of LCHC as well as the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics.

Life Long Learning

Attend supervision with the Director of Behavioral Health or other providers as needed.

Incorporate feedback from supervision to improve clinical skills and performance.

Engage in regular self evaluation of skills; elicit feedback from supervisors, colleagues, and patients; be open to constructive feedback.

Maintain CEU’s as required by the state.

Attend CEU’s relevant to current practice and patient population.

Attend 75% of health centered sponsored educational activities.

 

Supervisory/Clinical Leader Functions

Form working relationship with supervisee that clarifies expectations and boundaries.

Work with supervisee to assess strength, weaknesses, and areas for clinical growth.

Encourage two way communications; periodically assess ability to meet supervisee’s needs.

Review cases with supervisee for appropriateness of treatment plan, ongoing progress, and application of therapeutic technique. 

Evaluate supervisee’s ability to perform duties and associated core competencies.

Support supervisee in improving ability to perform duties and associated core competencies.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training.

Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients, team members and staff from other departments. 

Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

 

CULTURAL COMPETENCE:

Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence. 

Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients, team members and staff from other departments. 

Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.

 

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS:

1.Is aware that in order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergencies, any staff member may be assigned duties that differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.

2.Understands that all staff should have a Personal Emergency Plan in place to best respond to his/her job responsibilities should health center emergency arise.

Associate Director of Behavioral Health

1.Assist in program development

2.Participate in quality improvement activities

3.Participate in peer review and assessment of core competencies

4.Participate in training activities

5.Participate in accreditation activities

 

 

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Independent clinical license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in one of the following areas: Psychology/LMHC/LICSW/LMFT

 Doctoral or Masters Degree, with commensurate practicum and internship which focused clinical mental health practice.

Quality training and supervision in psychotherapeutic techniques.  Senior Psychologist LMHC/

LISCW/LMFT must be trained and experienced in treating patients with a wide range of mental illness and different levels of functioning.  They will have 5 years experience counseling emotionally disturbed patients in multiple settings. 

Record of good attendance, be able to work as part of a team, and have positive work attitude.

 

EXPERIENCE:

1.            No less than five (5) years of direct service in the diagnosis and treatment of those problems specific to mentally ill patients manifesting a wide spectrum of illnesses and symptoms.

2.            At least five (5) years experience consulting and/or collaborating with the various agencies that provide care for mentally ill patients.

3.            Previous experience in supervising pre doctoral interns, post doctoral graduate students, and junior staff members.

4.            Previous experience in participating in quality improvement activities and program development.

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

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Hours

Full-Time