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

Work Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in/with clinical mental health setting Required.

License and Certification

  • Other: LCPC.

  • Other: LCSW.

Required English Skills

  • Other: Advanced technical/clinical reading, writing, oral skills.

Communication 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

Computer Skills

  • 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