Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Days Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
J OB SUMMARY:
T he Academic Practice Division of Penn State Health Medical Group is seeking a full-time, clinically licensed behavioral health therapist for their outpatient psychiatry and behavioral health site. The candidate should have specialized therapeutic skills and experienced clinical judgement while providing psychotherapy to patients. Conducting psychological assessments and evaluations, utilizing evidence-based therapies, developing treatment plans and appropriate discharge plans is also a responsibility of the role. The position will include individual and group therapy with the adult population. Some individual therapy focuses include mood disorders, anxiety disorders and marital conflicts.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
C onducts in-depth psychological assessments, evaluations and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the scope of his/her professional skills and credentials.
Responsible for the implementation and delivery of psychological therapeutic services requiring specialized therapeutic skills and experienced clinical judgement.
Conducts independent psychological therapeutic services using specialized skills in individual, family, martial and group therapies.
Works with patient and family, when applicable, through the family therapy process to assist in their understanding and use of appropriate interactional patterns, personal strengths, and outside resources to maximize the patient's overall stability, growth, and development, as well as that of the family as a whole.
Responsible for the development and implementation of initial treatment planning and provides ongoing treatment planning by assessing patients' clinical status and therapeutic progress.
Coordinates activities and treatment needs with outside agencies.
Develops disposition and aftercare plan with the cooperation of the individual patient and makes appropriate referral to ensure that such services are available to the patient.
Assists with supervision and teaching of psychiatric residents, nurses, graduate students and other assigned staff in the performance of therapeutic functions within the program, including the orienting, evaluating, and directing of these individuals.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
M INIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
M aster's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with 1-2 years of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients.
P REFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
2 -4 years of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients preferred
P referred candidate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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Union: Non Bargained
Internal Number: 19006
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