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Community Hospital Behavioral Health Clinical Therapist, Full-Time in Grand Junction, Colorado

SUMMARY OF JOB:

Provides comprehensive Behavioral Health Services for patients and staff of Community Hospital and its physician practices, as well as all contracted agencies, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. The therapist shall be available to see emergent critical care, inpatient and outpatients to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in accordance with the standards of the Hospital and the State of Colorado. The therapist shall also be responsible for maintaining all necessary documentation, telephone calls to patients, coordinating with referring providers, and administrative duties as assigned pursuant to the policies of the Hospital.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides Behavioral Health Services for patients, employees, and all contracted agencies:

  • Performs intake and administers appropriate screenings or assessments for diagnostic.

  • Provides appropriate treatment.

  • Promotes positive mental health and communication amongst employees in a variety of settings and venues.

  • Coordinate care with referring physician, staff, family, and other facilities.

  • Consults with and refers patients to community resources, organizations, and therapists.

  • Performs appropriate patient follow up, especially in high risk or emergency cases.

Completes administrative tasks by:

  • Documents the assessment findings, interview notes, and required reports using Behavioral Health software.

  • Timely completion and submission of all billing slips daily for the date of patient services to the BHS administrative assistant.

  • Timely completion of counseling records in the electronic format prescribed by the Hospital.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities and practice, patient protocols, and facility standards.

  • Complete M-1 and Emergency Commitment for Alcohol/Drugs documentation.

Participate in professional organizations and programs and cooperate in the development of and participate in marketing programs to enhance the visibility, acceptance, and use of services at the Hospital and clinics.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Masters or higher in Psychology/Counseling/Social Work or related field. Prefer experience providing counseling for individuals with mental conditions, substance abuse and/or family issues.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

Current and unrestricted license to practice in the State of Colorado.

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