UnityPoint Health Outpatient Mental Health Clinician in Peoria, Illinois
To provide assessment, treatment planning, and group/individual/therapy for behavioral health patients in Partial Hospitalization Program.
Provides quality clinical services to clients through individual, group, and/or family therapies
Group facilitation reflects expertise in group dynamics
Services reflect accepted standards of care
Interventions reflect a knowledge of age-appropriate behaviors
Cognitive behavioral therapy and other brief therapies are utilized whenever appropriate
Documentation reflects interventions of clinician as well as responses of clients to these interventions
If patient becomes agitated, aggressive, or violent, CPI methods will be used.
Completes initial and ongoing assessment of client.
The initial assessment is dictated or hand-written within 48 hours of visit
The assessment includes all five diagnostic axes.
The assessment includes all salient information in all life domain
The assessment includes a description of the presenting problem as well as a summary of the behavioral illness(es)
The assessment includes family history of behavioral illness.
The assessment includes a detailed description of patient's history of substance use
Information from significant others is included whenever available and appropriate, with all necessary releases
Patient is ongoingly assessed during each subsequent visit, and this is documented in the progress notes.
Obtains pertinent information from other sources, i.e. teacher, PCP, counselor, etc. whenever possible for purposes of conducting a thorough assessment
Provides case management, referrals, and discharge planning
Assists with obtaining authorization for visits whenever necessary.
Coordinates treatment as well as discharge with significant others, employers, schools, involved welfare agencies, psychiatrist, and any other care provider as appropriate
Identifies clinically appropriate level of care; facilitates transition between levels of care within the Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Care Center's continuum of care
Provides timely feedback to referring party with appropriate releases
Provides timely discharge information to other care providers with appropriate releases.
Documentation is timely, concise, relevant, and meets payor/legal requirements
Completes treatment plan which includes goals, expected length of treatment, and planned interventions on every patient seen for ongoing therapy
Initial assessment is on chart prior to second visit, and includes all five Axes, and all bio-psycho-social realms
Progress notes are completed following each patient visit (including group visits) and reflect active treatment based on the treatment plan, progress towards goals, and patient's response to treatment; progress notes are congruent with department policies/procedures, e.g. ‘DAIR' charting.
All hand-written documentation is legible and is written on appropriate department/MMCI forms.
Completes all documentation and correspondence as expected by payor whenever necessary
- Master's Degree in the field(s) of psychology, nursing, counseling, or social work Required
- 3-5 years of experience in/with clinical mental health setting Required.
License and Certification
Required English Skills
- Other: Advanced technical/clinical reading, writing, oral skills.
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
- Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
Requisition ID: 2018-44302
Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
Name: Adult Psych PHP Program- MMCI
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0
FLSA Status: Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Day
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org
Work Remotely within the US: No