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Mental Health Professional (19-63897)

WellPath

Last Updated: 4/15/19

Job Description

Overview

Under the direction of the Regional Mental Health Director (RMHD), Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Mental Health Professional will be responsible for providing diagnostic evaluations and therapy counseling using applied psychotherapy of a non-medical nature to persons served in compliance with all applicable LCSW and MFT standards, state and federal rules and regulations.

Qualifications

Education for Mental Health Professional:

  • High school and specialized training for licensing/certification(s)

Experience for Mental Health Professional:

  • Three (3) years of experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities
  • Experience providing case management services for a population; discharge planning experience with a persons served population; demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult population with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders of serious mental illness and chemical dependency; and working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and persons served population
  • Knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment practices including non-pharmacological symptom management techniques.
  • Experience with Crisis/Risk Management
  • Advanced knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, discharge planning and excellent documentation skills.

Licenses/Certifications for Mental Health Professional:

  • Current (and must maintain) LMFT or LCSW or Psychologist or LPC or LMHC license in state of practice
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA
Responsibilities
  1. Triages and conducts intakes, evaluations and/or assessments on patients admitted to outpatient housing unit and/or referred by Security, Healthcare staff, and other Community sources and makes appropriate recommendations to the healthcare unit and security staff regarding the direction or required level of care
    o Refer all 5150 eligible persons served to the County Mental Health and/or Emergency Room for evaluation
    o Recommends special housing or special watch and/or observations to security based on clinical findings
    o Identifies and conducts other essential treatment services such as, psychoeducational groups, art therapy, pre-release counseling and other transitional groups, when appropriate or when applicable
    o Recommends and provides treatment plans, such as other non-pharmacological treatments or services such as group or individual therapy, when appropriate, for persons served on his/her caseload and in all areas of the correctional facility with regular updates when needed
    o When applicable, initiates involuntary hospitalization for those persons served who need to be transferred to outside Mental Health facilities and generates appropriate paperwork relevant to the hospitalization
  2. Assesses for Suicide Ideation and provides suicide intervention and management of suicidal and high-risk persons served
  3. Conducts daily rounds and evaluations to assess the treatment needs of persons served that request or desire mental health services within the correctional facility setting
  4. Hold daily sick call, evaluate patients, obtain medication history, verify current medication consult with medical provider/psychiatrist to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters
  5. Recommends medication evaluations to the MD when necessary and coordinates closely with the Prescriber or Psychiatrist to ensure that persons served requiring evaluation or re-evaluation for medication are seen in a timely manner and the Prescriber is aware of any information pertinent to the persons served clinical condition

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer



Company Details


WellPath

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Introducing Wellpath, the newly combined Correct Care Solutions and Correctional Medical Group Companies. From two organizations that shared a “patients-first” philosophy, a new company emerges to transform healthcare through innovative public/private healthcare partnerships. Simply put, we are the best at what we do with the top healthcare talent, leading-edge programs and advanced te...