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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Mary Greeley Medical Center
Location: Ames
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Job Description:

Implements individualized services to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and their families enabling patients to properly utilize medical care and health resources in achieving their optimal level of physical and emotional health. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out these responsibilities in support of patient centered care.Position ResponsibilitiesUnit Specific Position ResponsibilitiesPractices ethically.Communicates effectively in all areas of practice.Facilitates collaboration between patient, family, and the interdisciplinary team in the provision of therapeutic practice.Evaluates her or his own practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.Respects diversity and individualizes care to meet the unique needs of the patient.Establishes partnerships with patients, families, support systems, and other providers, utilizing in-person and electronic communications, to reach a shared goal of delivering health care.Completes and documents comprehensive psychosocial assessment of the patient and/or the situation.Analyzes the assessment data to develop the patient's problems list.Identifies expected outcomes and treatment plan individualized to the patient or the situation.Develops interventions that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomesImplements the identified plan by providing crisis intervention, counseling, education and supportive interventions in a way that builds a relationship between therapist and patient. Documents delivery of these services.Assists patient/family in determining/acquiring financial resources for payment of clinical services.Evaluates and documents progress toward attainment of outcomes.Maintains and improves the healthcare practice environment conducive to the provision of quality health care.Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current professional therapy practice.Maintains professional competence.Continually reassesses competencies and identifies needs for additional knowledge, skills, personal growth, and integrative learning experiencesIntegrates evidence and research findings into practice.Contributes to and assists in development the quality professional therapy practice.Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.Performs de-escalation and violence management interventions to manage physical/verbal aggression by patients.Qualifications, Knowledge & ExperienceRequired Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):Masters degree in social work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or Psychology.Licensed by the State of Iowa as an LMFT, LMSW, LISW or LMHT.Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employmentAVADE and--Combative Patient/Person--training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.Preferred Qualifications:One year experience in a mental health care setting.Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.Knowledge of basic arithmetic and its applications.Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate timesAbility to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Ability to manage one's time effectively.Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplinesPreferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:None Specified

Keywords: Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames , Mental Health Therapist, Healthcare , Ames, Iowa

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