Assesses patient needs and abilities, and developing treatment plans to facilitate improved patient functioning/symptom resolution. Provides individual, family, couples and groups psychotherapy as deemed clinically appropriate. Participates with the Division of Psychiatry Team and all other team members where program planning as required.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality service and patient satisfaction.
Works under the direction of the Operations Manager, Psychiatrist or AVP of Psychiatry.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Evaluates the ongoing biopsychosocial needs of patients, identifying needs/problems and determining a treatment plan. Provides psychotherapies and case management to assigned patients as well as input regarding the care of program patients.
*Engages as a primary therapist or co-therapist in group therapy to psychiatric patients and as the primary therapist in individual, families, and couple therapies.
*Obtains pertinent data in accordance with program and regulatory standards.
*Upholding agency policies and standards as well as ethical standards of appropriate discipline.
*Collaborates with outpatient and inpatient teams to provide triage evaluation and crisis intervention.
*Participates in activities to integrate service delivery throughout the Division of Psychiatry, i.e., committees, teams, meetings, etc.
*Participates in program evaluation and performance improvement activities for the Division of Psychiatry.
*Participates in professional conferences and training provided by the Division of Psychiatry.
*Participates in education of students and other professionals.
*Performs other duties which the employee is qualified to perform as requested or
assigned by emergency or other operational reason.
*Denotes essential job functions.
SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:
Participates in research process as indicated by the needs of the Division of Psychiatry.
Participates in professional conferences and training provided by the Division of Psychiatry.
Participates in education of students and other professionals.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING-Knowledge of theories and methodologies for psychological counseling; ability to conduct a planned counseling interaction and design a counseling process to facilitate clients' progress toward meeting counseling goals and objectives.
PSYCHOTHERAPY-Knowledge of psychotherapeutic models, theories and methodologies; ability to implement psychotherapeutic programs based on the principles and procedures of mental health and related disciplines to increase an individual's sense of well-being.
HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ETHICS COMPLIANCE-Knowledge of health care policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS-Demonstrates oral, written, and electronic communications skills
TIME MANAGEMENT-Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.
TEAM PLAYER-Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
INDEPENDENT WORK-Demonstrates ability to work independently or with limited supervision
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in social work, psychology, nursing or other related discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of three years related experience required.
Previous treatment experience with individual, group, or family psychotherapy required.
Can be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work performed in clinical environment-Universal Precautions
May be required to work multiple shifts and weekends
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.