Mental Health Therapist - Inpatient Adult MH


Des Moines, IA

Industry: Patient Care


Not Specified years

Posted 348 days ago


Provides therapy/counseling to patients of adult behavioral health services. Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide continuity of care for patients attending treatment programs.  Maintains accountability for own care to assure adherence to ethical standards.  Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area).



Department Manager



Students accepted by Mental Health Therapist for internship/preceptorship



Indicate the following after each function (as O, F or C):

(O) occasional—less than 34% of the work day

          (F)  frequent—more than 33% of the work day

          (C) continual—more than 66% of the work day


    • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations. (C)
    • Integrates and demonstrates FOCUS values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of IH-DM.(C)
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests. (C)
    • Practice reflects knowledge of HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. (C)
  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule. (C)


  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. (C)
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service.(C)
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities, objective and open to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to positive team goals, puts success of team above own interest. (C)
  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area). (C)
  • Demonstrates ability to consistently meet department work schedule. (C)
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of basic and specialized assessment skills.(C)
  • Utilizing technology, develops and documents treatment plan. (C)
  • Provides individual, group, marital and family therapy utilizing a variety of
  • treatment modalities. (C)
  • Modifies treatment plan in response to the patient’s progress. (C)
  • Provides education/information to patients, families and referral sources.(C)
  • Demonstrates ability to manage time effectively. (C)
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with patients, families, members of the multidisciplinary team and referral sources. (C)
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining professional and clinical expertise. (C)
  • Maintains accurate concise documentation for accreditation and
  • reimbursement. (F)
  • Demonstrates techniques and philosophy based on Managing Aggressive Behavior (MAB) curriculum. (C) OTHER FUNCTIONS: The following are performed on an as needed basis:
  • This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the IH-DM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System. Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.
  • Performs functions other than described due to extenuating circumstances.



Master’s Degree in Mental Health Therapy



Prefer two years experience



Current permanent or temporary Iowa License to practice as a Mental Health Therapist

Requisition ID 2017-34559