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Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Mental Health - Longmont

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Longmont
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Provides diagnostic evaluations and subsequent brief, short term, solution-focused assessment and interventions geared toward optimal functioning. Utilizes a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions and various treatment modalities including individual, family, marital, and group therapies. As part of an integrated care system, provides consultation to providers and develops a clear treatment plan for the care team to manage. Consults regarding medication questions and coordinates recommendations with care team. If needed, assists in engaging member in additional treatment. Performs a variety of preliminary and supportive behavioral health procedures within delegated guidelines and following established practices and procedures. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems. Supervises the clinical work of unlicensed Mental Health Professionals as requested.

Essential Responsibilities:

- Specialty Position Responsibilities may vary according to program service and may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Obtains complete biopsychosocial history of assigned patients and follows through on appropriate disposition of patient in conjunction with written protocols and physician consultation as needed.
- Assists the patient/family in identifying personal goals of care and with the development of care plans.
- Executes functions which deliver aspects of care that implement and are consistent with the care plan.
- Facilitates the coordination and integration of care between health care services.
- Provide patient and family education effectively and sensitively to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
- Determine and manage appropriate levels of care and service for patients using clinical knowledge, established guidelines and psychiatric consultation
- Act as a liaison between patients, their families, physicians, staff, and contract providers as needed to facilitate recommended interventions and follow-up
- Document all clinical interventions
- Provide consultation for complex situations to providers, staff and contract agencies in caring for patients
- Collaborate and assist in coordinating placement options for patients
- Determines need for physician consultation based on evaluations and established guidelines.
- Continuously assesses, evaluates, and records patient response to interventions.
- Evaluates emergency situations within scope and initiates appropriate interventions.
- Practices within scope of practice parameters as inferred by licensure, knowledge, skill level, sound clinical judgment, and KP guidelines.
- Accurately documents patient data, actions or interventions, responses, and plans for care/follow-up according to guidelines and/or standard practice.
- Collaborates to build strong, effective relationships with referrers and their teams and with partner agency care staff to assist in development and communication of plans for co-management of patients and their transition to the next care setting.
- Provide consultation and training to other members of the care team in the area of mental health, chemical dependency, and behavioral medicine.
- Provides crisis intervention services as needed; determines appropriateness of hospitalization; assesses patient-s potential for lethality.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years post masters practice experience under appropriate supervision in applied Psychotherapy, Counseling, or Psychology or its equivalent.
- Master-s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or its equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
- Colorado licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Colorado.
- For in-patient assignments - applicants must possess qualifications to be credentialed at inpatient facility.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire.

Additional Requirements:
- N/A.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker strongly preferred.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred, may be required depending on location of services.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Longmont , Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Mental Health - Longmont, Other , Longmont, Colorado

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