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Inpatient Therapist/Social Worker - PRN

Universal Health Services

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Inpatient Therapist/Social Worker - PRN

Job Code:  240804
Facility: Quail Run Behavioral Health
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
Coordinates care and provides therapeutic treatment for patients at Palo Verde Behavioral Health.

REPORTS TO: Program Director

Clinical Skills
• Provide quality assessments and reports according to training and areas of expertise
• Provide quality individual, group, marital, and family therapy according to training, specialties, and effectively manage time in clinical sessions
• Facilitate productive therapy sessions and provide growth promoting experiences to patients
• Develop initial rapport with patients
• Define clear and meaningful treatment goals for patients
• Facilitate therapeutic movement towards treatment goals at an appropriate pace
• Demonstrate use of various and active interventions
• Help develop and evaluate patient-specific treatment plans
• Ensure treatment follows goals outlined in the treatment plan
• Provide or arrange proper family therapy intervention
• Develop and implement appropriate aftercare and discharge plans
• Complete all discharge forms, contracts, and crisis prevention plans with the patient and ensure that aftercare appointments are made prior to discharge.
• Contact aftercare professionals/treatment facilities to provide patient information that will aide in a smooth transition of care.

Patient Care
• Coordinate care with referral sources and other involved professionals
• Maintain regular communication with family members as appropriate
• Return phone calls to professionals and family in a timely manner
• Encourage patients to participate fully in all aspects of the treatment program
• Educate all patients, whenever possible, about ways to facilitate recovery
• Follow safety practices as outlined in Palo Verde Behavioral Health policies and procedures
• Follow the protocol and guidelines of the inpatient program and other formal treatment programs
• Help patients benefit from their insurance by timely completion of all paperwork, returning phone calls, and actively participating in utilization management

• Seek consultation and supervision on specific cases as needed from colleagues at Palo Verde Behavioral Health

Medical Records
• Complete formal assessments and reports within specified time lines
• Chart each session and all relevant contact related to the patient on day of contact
• Chart entries should record the patient’s response to treatment, current mental status, progress in the program, and need for continued treatment if appropriate
• Chart to specific treatment plan goals according to Palo Verde Behavioral Health guidelines
• Ensure the treatment plan is completed and on the chart within the specified time frame
• Complete a group therapy note for all patients in group therapy within specified time lines

• Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mental health
• Preferred Licensure in area of specialty or actively pursuing and near licensure
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, time management, crisis intervention, and group and individual psychotherapy required

• Must be able to observe patient behaviors and write notes in medical charts
• Must be able to physically assist or restrain patients in compliance with the restraint policy

• Keep current with continuing education requirements for State licensure
• Maintain current professional license
• Where applicable, maintain current liability insurance

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