The Licensed Clinician conducts individual and family assessments, facilitates prescribed clinical services, documents interventions along with response to, provides linkage to outside resources and contributes to a cohesive multidisciplinary team. Supports the clinical department’s services monitoring, quality improvement initiatives, patient outcome processes and positive on-boarding of department personnel. As assigned may provide teaching or mentoring on a variety of mental health topics to patients, families, coworkers and referral sources. Upholds high customer service standards i.e. assisting coworkers, timely responding to telephone messages, email along with attentiveness to changing circumstances within HIPAA privacy guidelines. Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned to best meet patient needs or the facility’s operations. Professionally responsible to practice within an approved scope of practice and policy guidelines.
Education/Licensure: This position requires an accredited master’s degree in the behavioral sciences with clinical emphasis i.e. counseling, social work or psychology OR a nursing degree. Provisional State License preferred, but not required. All Licensed Clinicians are expected to participate in continuing educational activities.
Skills: 1) Clinical interviewing and assessment using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 2) Vigilance for securing and maintaining a safe environment for the patient, self and others 3) Effectively intervene in crisis situations and promote the patient/family’s cooperation with treatment recommendations 4) Employs non-judgmental regard with people of diverse backgrounds and presenting circumstances.
Additional Requirements: Must possess through a combination of training and experience, age/cultural specific competencies (childhood through geriatrics) in support of job requirements. Provide clinically meaningful documentation for initial treatment planning purposes and meeting payer expectations. Acquainted with the New Mexico Mental Health Code and procedural compliance with involuntary psychiatric hospitalization standards. Must successfully participate in psychiatric crisis management, pass a test on verbal de-escalation and safely demonstrate approved physical management techniques. Maintain a current BLS card.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
HIPAA and Confidentiality
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Child (age 1 – 12 years): [ ] YES [ x ] NO
Adolescent (age 13 – 17 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO
Adult (age 18 – 64 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO
Geriatric (age 65 years +): [ x ] YES [ ] NO