Mental Health Therapist

Less than 5 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Clackamas, OR
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Description: Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality health care through direct screening, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for mental health patients (may include depression, anxiety, marital conflicts, etc., in individuals, couples, families or groups). Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all care in accordance with accepted practice standards and hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician).

  • Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, reporting to other providers, telephone contact with patients and their families, and contact with outside agencies.

  • Consult with other department providers regarding treatment plans.

  • Perform other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience. Education

  • Master's level degree required (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.). License, Certification, Registration

  • Current unrestricted Oregon AND Washington license (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, PsyD or PhD) required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

    Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of psychosocial diagnostic categories and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities, suicide assessment, and therapeutic crisis intervention
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and homicidal threats
  • Quickly and accurately assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans
  • Intervene and effectively treat emergent problems involving mental health functioning
  • Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills
  • Rapidly establish rapport with a diverse population of patients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, social and emotional difficulties
  • Process and communicate in a manner that is sensitive and appropriate to the cultural, linguistic and psychological needs of patients, families and other healthcare team members.
  • Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to collaborate well with other disciplines despite potential disagreements or conflict.
  • Remain calm and use appropriate skills to defuse potentially violent or aggressive situations
  • In the event of patient suicide, the resilience to manage emotional impact, ability to evaluate clinical assessment and treatment plan decisions, and integrate new learning.
  • Identify and respond to chances in policies, regulations, and procedures which can impact the patient.
  • Ability to use electronic medical record.
  • Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills required. - Experience in working with highly acute and/or suicidal adolescents and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, interview and assess children, adolescent and family-s treatment needs, using appropriate assessment tools to facilitate the development and implementation of of multi-disciplinary comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Suicide Risk Assessment and experience in developing plans to mitigate suicide or higher level of care risk.
  • Demonstrated experience in provision of individual and group therapies for highly acute/suicidal adolescents.
  • Understanding of supervisory needs of this patient population
  • Capacity to quickly engage adolescents and their families in the treatment process.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple patients with high level complex needs and remain calm in difficult circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, understand and manage behavior within a treatment milieu.
  • Demonstrated experience in the facilitation of group and individual therapies.
  • Must have experience in assessing and addressing family dynamics and able to utilize a wide variety of interventions and techniques; have demonstrated understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience.
  • Experience in working in other relevant child and youth services agencies providing individual and group therapies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with highly suicidal adolescents and their families in an intensive outpatient or inpatient setting.
  • Thorough and working knowledge of psychological diagnostic categories and evidenced based treatment approaches.
  • Working knowledge of relevant outcome measures.
  • Familiarity with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse, homicidal threats, involuntary hospitalization, etc.
  • Thorough and working knowledge of ethical guidelines and behaviors for therapists.
  • Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills
  • Ability to manage a large caseload, and to interface with large provider and support staff.
  • Efficient use of electronic medical record.
  • Proficient electronic mail communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills in windows applications.
  • Knowledge of Co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team with responsibility to provision of Group, individual and Family Therapy
  • Knowledge of human behavior and development, with focus on children and adolescents.
  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse/addiction treatment approaches.
  • Demonstrated facility in different types of assessments and their uses in treatment planning;

Job Number: 630468

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