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PSYCHIATRIC CLINICIAN I/ LMSW-CC, LCPC-C, LMFT — Northern Light Health Acadia Hospital

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Department: Pediatric Day Treatment Clinic

Position is located:  Acadia

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.000000:

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

** This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $15,000 for independently licensed clinicians. **

Summary

Northern Light Acadia Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Therapy and Day Treatment Clinicians work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment as a key member of a multidisciplinary team conducting evaluations with psychiatrists and providing psychotherapy using individual, group and family therapy modalities to pediatric populations. They are skilled in establishing rapport and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including patients, family members, and other providers. As enthusiastic learners, the clinicians actively pursue research and knowledge to ensure the delivery of evidence based, outcome-informed practice while adhering to key components of Acadia’s outpatient treatment model. Acadia Hospital provides consistent and ready access to clinical and administrative supervision, a generous benefit package and financial support to encourage each clinician’s professional development.

Check out what it is like working at Northern Light Acadia Hospital : https://northernlighthealth.org/Working-at-Acadia

Essential Functions

1.Completes comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations by collecting data which enables the identification of potential therapeutic targets for active treatment.

2.Develops initial master treatment plan and updates in collaboration with the patient and within established timeframes that identify effective interventions to achieve outcomes, and accommodate the patient’s developmental level, motivation, health/spiritual beliefs, functional capabilities and strengths.

3.Implements individual, group and family therapy interventions that are evidence-based and are consistent with service plan and developmental level and needs of patient to elicit therapeutic change.

4.Modifies interventions based on continual assessment of the patient’s response to treatment.

5.Articulates anticipated treatment outcomes that are patient oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic, attainable and measurable.

6.Completes documentation that reflects evidence-based practices, active patient involvement in care, attention to objective outcomes and identification of any barriers to treatment progress.

7.Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures, reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

8.Continually seeks to develop professionally by providing didactic clinician and interdisciplinary trainings within identified specialty areas.

9.Functions as an informal leader within program area and larger hospital by providing ongoing feedback to colleagues on evidence-based practices and outcome informed care.

10. Provides clinical supervision to clinicians as assigned

11. Completes documentation within required timeframes.

License

Must be a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Clinical Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Education

Master’s degree in social work, professional counseling or comparable degree

Experience

A minimum of 2 years of relevant mental health and/or substance abuse treatment experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.Possesses a vast clinical knowledge base about the population served in their program area(s).

2.Demonstrates advanced skills in reflective/active listening, feedback, summarizing, reframing, empathy, support, problem solving, coaching, and psycho-education skills.

3.Capable of managing workload within a fast-paced and dynamic treatment environment.

4.Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills as it relates to coordination of care, case presentations and clinical documentation.

5.Understands and values multidisciplinary treatment modalities and the importance of involvement of community care providers and informal support systems in the care of patients

6.Demonstrates the ability to synthesize and interpret patient outcome data for patterns/trends to inform decision making about clinical interventions.

7.Age based competency in children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics populations.

8.Advanced competencies in mental health and substance use disorders.

9.Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests.

10.Ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information.

11.Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior.

12.Ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

13.Communicates plans and coordinates with other team members the scheduling of meetings with patients.

14. Utilizes time effectively and can critically evaluate time management