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Therapist, Outpatient Evening Program

Company: Seaside Behavioral Center - Outpatient
Location: Metairie
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryMaster level therapists (LPC/LCSW) are responsible for providing group psychotherapy to patients meeting criteria for admission into the IOP program. They provide care to psychiatric patients with acute behavioral disorders and those experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic psychiatric illness. Therapists are responsible for documenting given group services, case management services, and discharge planning for all patients assigned to them. Therapists will also schedule patients for monthly psychiatric follow-ups and complete Master Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Updates within the specified time frames. Therapists are also responsible for direct patient care as needed and to facilitate communication between patient and other clinical or office staff as needed. Must be able to supervise LMSW or PLPC as needed.Required Knowledge, Skills, Licensure, Training & Travel Requirements (if applicable):Education: Must have a Master's level degree from an accredited university and be licensed as a LPC or LCSW in the state of Louisiana. CPR and Advance CPI is required.Work experience: At least 3-5 years of clinical psychiatric experience preferred.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be able to work independently and under the guidance of supervisor. Must be able to handle crisis situations arising with patients and communicate well team members.Must be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to work with patients with various psychiatric diagnoses in a group setting. Must be able to document patient's progressions and deficiencies on a daily basis. Must be able to supervise PLPC or LMSW as needed.Interpersonal Skills: The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding organizational skills. Must be able to communicate well and engage patients in the group setting.Travel Requirements: Travel may be required.Essential Job Duties and Percent of Time1. Group Psychotherapy (40%):Patient EngagementEngage patients in group psychotherapy 1-4 times per week for 3 groups per day.Produce a safe and therapeutic space for each patient to engage in the group sessions.Utilize multiple modalities during the group sessions to ensure that all patients are properly engaged and benefitting from group sessions.Report to Clinical Program Director if a patient is not able to be billed on and the reason why.Group NotesComplete group notes for each day by 10:00 AM the next business day and allow Office Manager to check notes for billing purposes and then file each note into the respective patient chart.Must complete each section of the group note for the note to be considered complete and sign each note for each group performed.Make sure that the correct treatment plan problems are indicated on each note.Complete sign-in sheets, billing sheets, and monthly billing sheets each day to ensure proper billing for each patient.2. Master Treatment Plans & Master Treatment Plan Updates (30%):Complete Master Treatment Plan within 7 days of the patient admission.Make sure Master treatment Plans are signed by therapist, MD, and patient within 7 days of admission or indicate why this did not happen.Ensure that all long-term and short-term goals have either been met or extended to cover patient's length of stay.Complete Master Treatment Plan Updates (1st is to be completed within 18 days of admit and then every subsequent 30 days) and have therapist, MD, and patient sign within the allotted time frame.3. Monthly MD Visits/Monitoring of Patient Days/Hours (20%):Make sure each patient is scheduled to see MD every 30 days. Make sure is patient scheduled to see the MD on a day the patient attends the program.Complete a summary of patient's progress/deficits over the last 30 days for MD to review.Alert Clinical Program Director if patient is having an exacerbation of signs and symptoms or another type of emergency which necessitates the patient being seen by MD earlier than 30 days.File each MD progress note in patient's chart after MD has signed the note.Suggest whether patient needs an increase or decrease in service level for MD to evaluate.Monitor patient's length of stay and, as necessary, monitor how many sessions patient has attended and communicate with UR person if patient requires more sessions to be authorized.4. Discharge Planning (5%):Prepare patient for scheduled discharge/graduation from program.Schedule any psychiatric/medical follow-up appointments patient will need after discharge and document on the Patient Discharge Instruction Sheet.Complete a discharge summary for each patient within 10 days of patient discharge and have MD sign the summary.If patient is discharged due to any other reason other than a planned graduation, complete all the above-mentioned steps other than the patient discharge instruction sheet.5. Other duties as assigned/required.Equal Employment OpportunitySeaside Outpatient Services is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy to ensure that both current and prospective employees are afforded equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, religious creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.Americans with Disabilities ActApplicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Seaside Behavioral Center - Outpatient, Metairie , Therapist, Outpatient Evening Program, Healthcare , Metairie, Louisiana

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