Therapist - Prescott

GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK

Performs a wide variety of clinical care activities, as directed.  Conducts diagnostic evaluations to assess and assign clients to appropriate levels of care and conducts individual, family, and group services, as needed.  Develops and implements treatment plans, provides case management services, and performs coordination of clinical care activities.  Provides clinically appropriate risk assessment and crisis intervention services.  Assigned with responsibility to maintain high utilization of time in direct service (DS).  Participates in performance improvement activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education/Licensure: Minimum - I: Master Degree in a behavioral health field; Preferred - II: Licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Examiners; III: Independent Licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Examiners. Experience (all position levels): Preferred ? 2 years , full-time, post-Master's, supervised experience in a behavioral health setting

Position Accountabilities/Competencies

1.  Maintains established agency policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, performance improvement initiatives, safety, environment of care, productivity standards, management of information, and infection control standards.

2.  Utilizes excellent customer service skills at all times.

3.  Complies with federal and state law, accrediting and licensing agencies at all times, to include but not limited to, Joint Commission and federal compliance regulations.

4.  Completes diagnostic assessments that take into account factors such as age, developmental or acquired disabilities, religion and spiritual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, indigenous heritage, national origin, and gender, in compliance with documentation guidelines.

5.  Completes and implements treatment plan and treatment plan updates in compliance with documentation guidelines. 

6.  Assumes overall responsibility for coordinating client care while in service programs.  Provides clinically appropriate case management activities.

7.  Provides and documents individual, family, and group therapy, as assigned.

8.  Monitors client attendance and length of time in services; coordinates a discharge plan and recommendations for further treatment, as appropriate.

9.  Initiates and facilitates crisis prevention and intervention; providing emergency crisis services as needed and assigned.

10.  Complies with federal, state, RBHA, and payer standards and guidelines.

11.  Maintains clinical productivity as defined in the Spectrum Clinical Work Standards.

12.  Keeps informed of current literature and evidence-based practices in behavioral health field related to populations served and modalities used.

13.  Conducts self in professional manner at all times; is cooperative and flexible with team members and management; adheres to ethical professional standards.

14.  Participates in utilization review and performance improvement activities, as assigned.

15.  Enhances professional growth and development through participation in supervision, educational programs, current literature, trainings, and professional conferences.

16.  Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Employees of Spectrum Healthcare should be able to:  frequently sit for long periods of time, frequently move from one location to another within the clinic, occasionally carry a minimum of 15 pounds,  constantly participate in ordinary conversation, frequently participate in telephone conversation, be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English, have basic computer skills, have acuity in near and far vision, work under stress, work under strict time constraints, work under possible emergent situations, prioritize workload, evaluate personal/professional strengths/weaknesses in handling personal/professional frustrations. 

In addition, employees must: be able to obtain a Level 1 fingerprint card, be at least 21 years old.  All direct care staff must maintain current American Heart Association approved CPR/First Aid certification for healthcare providers. In some positions, employees must have a current Arizona Driver's license and a clean driving record.

Spectrum Healthcare will provide you with reasonable accommodations should you need them to successfully perform the duties of your position.  If you think you need reasonable accommodations, please make your requests through the Human Resources department. 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Personnel of the Spectrum Healthcare Group (SHG) may not disclose information about clients or personnel to anyone outside the SHG without the person's prior written consent and may not disclose this information to others within the SHG except on a ?need to know? basis.  This includes identifying information concerning current, past or prospective clients or personnel.  This protection is guaranteed under federal confidentiality laws.

DISCLAIMER

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee