Behavior Health Therapist
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
- The AMHC Therapist will be an independently licensed
professional. This therapist will be a member of a
multidisciplinary team providing service under the direction of the
consulting psychiatrist. The primary responsibilities include on
going psychosocial assessment and treatment of clients ages 13 and
older. Clients who can benefit from psychopharmacological agents
are referred to a psychiatrist. With input from the team, the AMHC
Therapist will develop, implement and update an individualized plan
of care. The primary treatment modalities are group (group therapy,
skill building and educational groups) and individual therapy. The
therapist will also hold family meetings as need arises.
Masters Degree in Social Work
Masters Degree in Nursing, with Clinical Specialty in
3-5 years of Mental Health/Addiction experience preferred
Maryland licensure as APRN, LCSW-C or NP
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry
Computerized clinical information systems: Clinicians View,
Knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependence and accepted
theories of treatment.
HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
- Basic knowledge of mental health laws
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Clinical: Provides individual, family and group psychotherapy
services based on an understanding and integration of various
theoretical approaches to human behavior.
Participates in ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment.
Supervises and monitors patient activities.
Assumes case management responsibility for patients.
Provides case management on an ongoing basis.
Makes referrals as necessary.
Facilitates hospitalization and follows patients during stay on
Tracks insurance authorization and assists in utilization
Maintains awareness of resources for patient support.
Documents activities and care.
- Team: Acts as a departmental and hospital resource through
informal leadership and technical expertise.
Coaches and/or mentors other employees.
Identifies with and encourages team concepts
Serves as integral member of the interdisciplinary team,
demonstrating an ability to effectively communicate and interact
within the team.
Participates in the orientation of new staff members, assists
with supervision of students and volunteers as needed.
Provides AMHC with support for education activities for
Participates in various community mental health activities.
Consults, and develops partnerships with outside organizations
and community professionals.
- Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and
Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to
address these education needs.
Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain
Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the
Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and
licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License,
PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
- Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between
Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees,
communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.
Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired
during participation with interdepartmental teams and
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions
with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
Consistently displays professionalism in interactions with
patients and families, staff and physicians.
- Supports unit by providing coverage when there are
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality
care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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