Child and Adolescent Mental Health Therapist Outpatient Services FT Job Listing at Alegent Health in Council Bluffs, IA (Job ID alegenthealth-45602&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1)
Hospital / Healthcare
Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic are committed to teaching the health professionals of the future.
Our commitment to our patients and their families is high, but the return on that commitment is even higher. We are committed to our employees by ensuring we hire individuals who also believe in enriching the lives of those we serve. If this sounds like you - apply today and join the Alegent Creighton Health team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Mental Health Therapist
Evaluates and assesses the bio-psycho-social needs of patients.
Assists in determining the most appropriate level of care for the patient, and makes appropriate referrals when indicated.
Demonstrates an understanding of the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
Conducts a risk assessment as part of every initial assessment/evaluation.
Develops comprehensive treatment plans in accordance with policy and procedures.
Demonstrates and documents appropriate referral practices, including referrals to treating physician for Axis III diagnosis.
Assists in maintaining currency of patient demographics and insurance information as necessary.
Prefer two years of progressive experience in a mental health/addiction recovery or related field.
A minimum of a Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in Counseling, Social Work, Nursing or other related behavioral health field.
Must have a current license/certification in one of the following areas:
Licensed Mental Heath Practitioner (LMHP) in Nebraska
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa.
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Iowa
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Iowa
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Iowa
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Iowa
Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Licensed as a Psychologist in Nebraska or Iowa
Licensed Independent Mental Heath Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska
****License must be held in the state you provide services.
****The outpatient clinic settings will not accept the provisional license.
Must possess strong knowledge of mental health and chemical dependency; knowledge of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual criteria and appropriate treatment planning for the various diagnostic categories; ability to determine appropriate level of care and triage patients accordingly; basic knowledge of managed care/EAP services and requirements; ability to process and complete charting tasks in a timely manner; knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards; strong knowledge of the principles of growth and developmental needs across the lifespan; good communication skills (verbal and written); demonstrates personal traits of a high level of motivation; team orientation; professionalism; trust; integrity and places a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.
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