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OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST / COUNSELOR ADULT PSYCHIATRY

Company: Wellstar
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

A member of the Mayo Clinic Network, Wellstar Health System is a not-for-profit 9-hospital system, recognized as the 5th most integrated health system in the United States, and is the largest health system in Georgia. The psychotherapist assuming this role will provide services within an outpatient clinic at Wellstar Windy Hill. This position represents an expansion of Wellstar's outpatient psychiatry services, which aims to expand access to behavioral health for patients who have primary psychiatric conditions. Operational support for this position will originate within the Medical Group's Psychiatry practice. At Wellstar, a culture of well-being and work-life integration is essential. To that end, Wellstar's Behavioral Health Service Line has established "Clinician Well-Being" as a foundational pillar. OUTPATIENT THERAPIST/COUNSELOR, WINDY HILL ADULT PSYCHIATRY Emphasis: Psychotherapy As we continue to expand our behavioral health services, the Wellstar Medical Group (WMG) and Wellstar's Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL) is pleased to announce a new position for a therapist/counselor to support our Windy Hill Adult Psychiatry patients. This clinician will work collaboratively alongside a team of psychiatrists, practicing in an outpatient clinic at Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital. This clinician will provide outpatient in-person and virtual support for patients with primary psychiatric conditions. The therapist will employ evidence-based interventions to help patients manage their emotional/behavioral symptoms and to optimize adherence to their psychiatric treatment plans. Duties/Responsibilities: The candidate we are seeking will need a diverse therapy skill set. Duties include: Developing and managing treatment plans that are unique to each patient's needs Providing individual (and possibly group) counseling to adults with various psychiatric conditions; Utilizing evidence-based interventions to optimize treatment outcomes; Have demonstrated competence in evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other proven modalities for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric conditions; Demonstrating clinical outcomes; Coordinating care with outpatient psychiatrists as needed; Documenting all patient interactions, as well as diagnosis rationale, in the electronic medical record in a timely manner and in accordance with WMG standards; Respecting the confidentiality of all patient information and conforming to hospital/departmental policies on the handling and disclosure of patient information; Meeting regularly with WMG psychiatrists to staff cases Attending and participating in team meetings; Maintaining licensure and needed, relevant continuing education through local, regional and national forums Skills Needed: The ideal candidate will possess advanced counseling skills with adults, with proficiency in diagnosis of anxiety, mood, and adjustment-related conditions, and the implementation of evidence-based treatment approaches. This position requires the ability to provide both short-term, behavior-modification based treatment, and longer-term treatment for patients with psychiatric needs. It is imperative that the clinician possess advanced cultural competencies and understand how to apply their repertoire of clinical skills to various populations. (S)he should be a collaborator with other clinical team members and possess an openness to receive supervision/clinical support as needed. To work most effectively in this environment, the candidate should possess basic familiarity with medical nomenclature, and work effectively with medical providers, patients, and their families. The ideal candidate will both know when to seek supervision/consultation and will have a high level of initiative and be a self-starter in daily professional activities. The candidate will need to be well-versed in the code of ethics that corresponds with their clinical training and license, and understand the application of ethics within a medical setting. Crisis management, while not a high-frequency responsibility, should be within the skillset of this clinician. Required Minimum Education: (1) hold a Masters degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, (2) possess active licensure as a clinical social worker (i.e. LCSW) in the State of Georgia, and (3) have no less than 3 years of experience providing therapy with adults with primary psychiatric conditions. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Wellstar, Marietta , OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST / COUNSELOR ADULT PSYCHIATRY, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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