Thursday , February 2 2023

UPMC Jobs For Behavioral Health Therapist I

Website University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Job Description:

The Behavioral Health Therapist I will provide clinical treatment within the Matilda Theiss CSBBH “Cool Zone” Program has 4 different school teams, supporting up to 40 kids grades K-5th. We provide behavioral support at school, home, and community settings, individual & family therapy, service coordination, and referrals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Documents all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelines.
  • Participates in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update patient treatment plans, monitor therapeutic
  • progress and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care.
  • Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Assesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.
  • Completes clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery and provides clinical information to patient access representative
  • personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services.
  • Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • Provides individual and group therapy to patients in the program and engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicated.
  • Provides education to patients on recovery.
  • Discusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed.
  • Under direct supervision, conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed. Implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for
  • application in service delivery to patients.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required. (Successfully completed the educational requirements as defined in the practicing state’s code)
  • One year of clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred.
  • Experience in diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions preferred.

Job Details:

Company: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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