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Clinical Therapist

at Texas Children's Hospital

Posted: 8/2/2019
Job Reference #: 17157

Job Description

  • Requisition ID
    150545
    Location
    US-TX-Houston
    Talent Area
    Professional - Clinical
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Full/Part Time
    Full-Time
    Shift Description
    8A - 5P
  • Job Summary

    We are searching for a Clinical Therapist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You will be responsible providing comprehensive ongoing therapeutic services to members, ensure optimal member outcomes that address quality, service, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. You will assist the member/member’s family in coping with illness by optimizing the member’s/family’s self-care abilities and supporting their consumer rights. You will collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide integrated care. Lastly, you will assist in the screening for high risk developmental and behavioral health conditions.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides evidence based, client centered, solution and recovery focused counseling/interventions to help the members and their families cope with their medical, behavioral or mental health conditions, chronic disease, substance abuse, and/or a variety of life issues in accordance with the patients/families right to self-determination, multidisciplinary treatment goals, and in a safe and affirming manner toward the patient and their family
    • Practices independent ability to conduct range of interventions to include individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to achieve treatment goals
    • Demonstrates independent ability to relate and implement social and psychological theory to practice situations to meet the needs of the member and their families
    • Educates staff and providers on the screening and early assessment and diagnosis of common psychological/behavioral ailments
    • Supports providers in providing medical interventions for certain diseases (including but not limited to): depression, smoking cessation, and weight management
    • Assists internal and external Member Services and Case Managers by serving as a communication link and providing education on member issues
    • Arrange and monitor appropriate care and services for the members
    • Assess resource utilization and cost management: the diagnosis, past and present treatment; prognosis and goals (short and long term)
    • Liaise with schools, and other outside organizations to maintain consistent care for patients and families
    • Advocate for patients with outside organizations and schools to ensure they are being given access to all programs/evaluations organizations/schools are required to provide
    • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
    • Practices independent ability to conduct range of interventions to include individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to achieve treatment goals
    • Demonstrates independent ability to relate and implement social and psychological theory to practice situations to meet the needs of the member and their families
    • Educates staff and providers on the screening and early assessment and diagnosis of common psychological/behavioral ailments
    • Supports providers in providing medical interventions for certain diseases (including but not limited to): depression, smoking cessation, and weight management
    • Assists internal and external Member Services and Case Managers by serving as a communication link and providing education on member issues
    • Arrange and monitor appropriate care and services for the members
    • Assess resource utilization and cost management: the diagnosis, past and present treatment; prognosis and goals (short and long term)
    • Liaise with schools, and other outside organizations to maintain consistent care for patients and families
    • Advocate for patients with outside organizations and schools to ensure they are being given access to all programs/evaluations organizations/schools are required to provide
    • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling
    • Licensed master social worker-advanced clinical practitioner designation (LCSW) or Therapy (LMFT or LPC)
    • Two (2) years of clinical experience in a medical or behavioral health setting
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care providers
    • Preferred for this job is the ability to speak proficiently in English and Spanish

    Company Profile

    Founded in 2013 by Texas Children's Health Plan, The Center for Children and Women is a NCQA recognized patient and family-centered medical home that provides enrolled Texas Children's Health Plan members the highest quality community-based health care, education, and advocacy. We have two locations at Greenspoint and Southwest Houston.

    To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

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