The Clinical Therapist provides direct and indirect patient care; provide psychotherapeutic services to patients and families; serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team supporting the facility's treatment program and philosophy; serve as the primary liaison between the facility and outside agencies for discharge planning, abuse reporting, and continuum of care functions. Additionally, the Clinical Therapist:
Provide psychosocial assessments through a systematic collection of interactions with patients and other health care providers, collect and analyze data regarding the patient's psychosocial history and current environment, and identify anticipated discharge needs.
Ensure the psychosocial assessment is completed within the timeline specified and ensure the data is comprehensive.
Coordinates the development and review of the Master Treatment Plan, Updates, and Weekly Treatment Objectives by ensuring that input from all treatment team disciplines, referral source(s), patient, and family/guardian (as appropriate) is reflected in the written document; ensures the treatment plan goals and interventions effectively address acuity, patient management issues, and target behaviors and ensure the goals and objectives are measurable.
Provide individual therapy for all assigned cases; providing a variety of appropriate therapeutic interventions depending on the patients needs and abilities, and insure individual therapy interventions are directly related to Treatment Plan goals and objectives.
Provide family therapy for all assigned cases and be able to establish rapport and minimize resistance with families to effectively engage them in family treatments.
Provide group therapy sessions and be able to effectively manage group process to maximize therapeutic benefits to patients; conducts process and specialty groups as assigned.
Provides discharge planning on all assigned cases; makes timely referral to alternate levels of care and assists family/guardian with applications and appointments prior to placement; works with involved agencies by arranging multi-agency meetings as needed to facilitate smooth discharge; participate in problem-solving regarding abrupt changes in discharge.
Maintains documentation on all assigned cases by completing progress notes on all individual, family, and group interventions and changes in discharge plans; ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner; conducts peer audits.
Reports incidents of suspected abuse/neglect according to policy and procedure.
Attends appropriate meeting, workshops, and conferences to maintain therapeutic skills and keep informed of community resources available, as well as attending hospital in-service education programs.
Serves as an effective team member, developing and maintaining good working relationships with unit staff, other departments, fellow clinicians, physicians, and other members of the Treatment Team.
Supports departmental goals by offering and accepting constructive feedback in peer and supervisory relationships and modifies behavior in response to feedback.
Maintains professionalism in all interactions by displaying good boundaries in all interactions with staff, patients, families, and outside agencies and recognizing individual limits and actively seeks supervision in cases that are beyond.
Demonstrates effective time management, organizes work so that critical assignments may be completed promptly, accurately, and thoroughly.
Completes admission and discharge checklists within specified timelines.