Integrated Mental Health Therapist

Aledade

Aledade

Erie, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Location: Multi-Cultural Health Evaluation Delivery System
Position: Integrated Mental Health Therapist
Company Values: Here at MHEDS, we are Flexible, Ethical, Positive Communicators, Culturally Competent, Productive, and Team Players.
Supervisory Capacity: This position does not supervise any position.
Language Skills: Must be able to speak and write in English. Additional language capabilities are a plus.
Physical Demands: Normal medical/administrative office setting demands include lifting and carrying or delivering supplies that usually weigh less than 10 pounds, but may occasionally weigh 20-30 pounds, within the building. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive a private vehicle.
Work Environment: The office and clinical areas are well illuminated, climate controlled, indoor areas. Work involves some exposure to hazards typical to a medical office environment, including potential exposure to infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens, chemical exposures, fire, mechanical and electrical hazards. Protective clothing and equipment are provided and required to be worn in potential exposure situations.

Clinical Duties:

  • Provides mental health services for MHEDS including group support services, being aware of the client’s areas of difficulty and providing a healthy environment for individual and group support.
  • Provides patients the tools they need for personal growth and helping individuals make connections within the greater community to form a multi-faceted support network.
  • Collects information about patients, using interview, case histories, observational techniques and other assessment tools; biopsychosocial histories will be obtained.
  • Provides group counseling to appropriate patients on requested topics and focus.
  • Consults with other professionals both within and outside MHEDS to facilitate patient treatment
  • Conducts age-appropriate mental health screenings approved by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Documents patient information including session notes, progress notes, recommendations and treatment plans.
  • Counsels individuals, group, or families to help with mindfulness, manage crisis situations, and define treatment goals.
  • Serves as a behavioral health team mentor for interns, clinicians in training and other counselors.
  • Monitors interview notes, inventory results, and reference evidence-based resources to identify symptoms and manage the treatment plan.
  • Assists with developing new policies for the behavioral health service line.
  • Communicates clinical concerns to the medical health team.
  • Promotes positive patient relations in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Serves as an advocate for patients concerning their mental health needs.

Administrative Duties:

  • Works with Chief Information Officer to maximize use of EMR for behavior health service line.
  • Leads the team to ensure MHEDS has a consent process and documentation to ensure the highest level of compliance standards are met.
  • Leads quality improvement initiatives and PDSAs for the behavior health service line.

Safety:

  • Adheres to safety, infection control, patient confidentiality, and related policies and procedures.

Company Values:

  • Ensures the six domains of healthcare quality are met during each patient visit: patient safety, effectiveness, patient-centered, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.
  • Consistent with MHEDS' values, treats all supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, patients, and any other internal or external person with respect and dignity.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or based on the needs of the health center.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited counseling-related graduate program medical school and a current unrestricted license to practice counseling (LCSW, LPC, or MFT) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required.
  • Must meet and maintain credentialing and privileging criteria as outlined in the credentialing and privileging policy.
  • Must have at least two years of post-degree experience in the Human Service field dealing with mental health disorders; experience working with migrant and/or refugee populations a plus.