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The Behavioral Health Inpatient Therapist I is responsible for the provision of clinical assessment, behavioral health treatment, care coordination and crisis intervention of children, adolescents and their families. The Inpatient Therapist I practices under supervision and is working toward the goal of independent licensure. This individual is responsible for utilizing individual, family and group modalities within expected practice standards and as informed by the professional literature. The Inpatient Therapist will possess the skills to collaborate effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, provide interventions, participate in rounds, and assist with treatment and discharge planning and post-hospitalization linkage. This individual will provide culturally appropriate, family-centered and trauma-informed interactions and interventions across all professional and clinical settings. This may be a time limited position.
1. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required. Satisfactory progress toward independent licensure is expected.
2. Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.
3. Meets with client/family and works with treatment team to assist in developing specific, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and objectives.
4. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.
5. Remains current in general knowledge of psychopharmacology in pediatric behavioral healthcare and collaborates consistently with team psychiatrist.
6. Completes clinical charting and other related documentation in accordance with policy standards.
7. Practices within professional areas of expertise and under the supervision of an independently licensed practitioner.
8. Maintains productivity expectations.
9. As part of the treatment team, effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.
10. Meets regularly with Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Behavioral Health Program Manager or designee.
11. Attends routine staff meetings.
12. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities.
13. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.
14. Strives to maintain positive patient and family satisfaction.
15. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital.
16. Performs other duties as assigned by Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Behavioral Health Program Manager.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;
2. Appropriate Ohio licensure;
3. Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families;
4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, peers and community representatives.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sitting, driving Constantly (67-100%)
Talking on phone/in person Constantly (67-100%)
Typing on a keyboard Occasionally (0-33%)
Standing/walking Constantly (67-100%)
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.EOE M/F/Disability/Vet