Reporting to the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH), the Licensed Clinical Therapist (LICSW) evaluates, diagnoses, and treats a wide range of psycho-social problems, applying individual clinical social work skills in order to assist patients and their families in the resolution of personal and environmental problems, attributable to mental or physical illness, which prevent them from achieving their highest level of psycho-social functioning. The primary focus of this role will be treating patients in their primary care setting, as a member of the primary care multidisciplinary team.
Completes full biopsychosocial assessments on patients in their primary care practice with a primary focus on general mental health & wellness.
Assists in planning a comprehensive care for patients. This may involve case management, referral to community agencies, and obtaining resources for those patients who require a higher level of care.
Develops treatment plans, supports initiates, provides clinical intervention, utilizing individual and group treatment modalities, and analyzes course and results of treatment.
Acts as a consultant to the primary care team for behavioral health expertise and guidance.
Participates as a team member in conferences concerning patients with other health care personnel and community agencies.
Assesses advocacy needs and coordinates appropriate advocacy activities within the primary care setting and in the community with an emphasis on self-determination for the client system.
As relevant to clinical assignment, remains current on available community resources, and accesses them as needed.
Maintains and enhances professional expertise through appropriate educational activities. May attend training for specific areas of clinical responsibility.
Participates in quality assurance activities in accordance to department, hospital and The Joint Commission standards.
Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment of care.
Master’s degree in Social Work and licensed through the RI Department of Health as a LICSW. Will consider Licensed Mental Health Counselor with equivalent experience.
Must be eligible for credentialing to provide independent psychotherapy, both individual and family.
Training and experience necessary to address the specific needs of the patients served in assigned area of responsibility including general medical population with behavioral health needs.
Analytical and therapy skills necessary to evaluate patients, develop treatment plans, initiate therapy and evaluate results. Ability to effectively interact with patients, families, medical staff and outside agencies in providing services.
At least one year of clinical experience in general mental health counseling.
Performs independently within department policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to program manager or his designee, where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Lifespan Physician Group, Inc., USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1