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  • Behavioral Health
  • Missouri

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Positions Available at the Following Location:

  • Doniphan North (PCHH Position)
  • Annapolis Clinic + South Iron Schools ( 1 position )
  • Pilot Knob – Arcadia Valley Schools ( 1 position )
  • Poplar Bluff Medical Clinic ( 2 positions )
  • Viburnum Clinic + Iron County Schools (1 position )

JOB SUMMARY:

The Licensed Professional Counselor
reports to the Behavioral Health Director.
Under general supervision and with latitude for independent judgment. The Licensed Professional Counselor is a part of the
person centered integrated care team and provides direct and indirect services
to persons served in both the primary care and behavioral health setting.

JOB OBJECTIVES:

  • Work cooperatively with MHHC’s providers and personnel to carry out the goals and objectives of MHHC, according to established policies and procedures.
  • Will treat others respectfully whether it is a patient, fellow employee, member of management, customer, vendor or visitor to our premises.
  • Assess and evaluate clinical symptoms, developmental and personality disorders, severity of
    psychosocial stressors and global functioning and address medical conditions as they affect patients’ functioning.
  • Plan treatment based on the individual client’s needs and resources and on clinic and community
    resources.
  • Coordinate professionals involved in patient care to insure interdisciplinary collaboration and continuity of services.
  • Provide comprehensive and current knowledge of community resources for supplementary treatment of clients and make referrals, which adequately and appropriately utilize these
    resources. Is available for consultation with other clinic staff regarding community resources.
  • Provide a continuum of short-term and long-term psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups, based on individualized treatment plans.
  • Function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary department including psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical nurses.
  • Maintain good communication and collaborative relationships with referring physicians and other staff and recommend additional referrals for patients as needed.
  • Work with collateral personnel as needed in the planning and delivery of services and case management. Carry out ongoing record keeping and case review of all psychotherapy work in compliance with State guidelines.
  • Carry out all above-mentioned duties with the highest professional standards, including maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Provide assessment (by telephone and in person) of dangerousness and immediacy of crisis situations.
  • Design and carry out appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
  • Offer in-service education programs and functions as a resource to the medical staff and the community as needed.
  • Participate in development and selection of patient education materials and services.
  • Obtain MARS (Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist) certification for substance use disorder – mental health.
  • Provide mental health services and work with patients on improving their functionality through behavioral health modification.
  • Represent the Health Center and the Counseling Staff to the community at large in a professional and helpful manner.
  • Maintain pertinent patient information in the medical record.
  • Complete the necessary written information and data in a timely fashion.
  • Must comply with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  • Attend staff meetings as requested.
  • Perform related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assess and treat a wide variety of patients/clients with accuracy, proficiency, and efficiency at an advanced professional level.
  • Cognitively read and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, and other individuals encountered in the course of employment.
  • Communicate with patients and office staff with tact and patience utilizing good communication skills.
  • Must comply with the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  • Perform effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Clean and neat appearance.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

  • Master’s Degree in a mental health field with documented clinical course work and field experience.
  • Possess broad background of training and experience with various patient populations and
    modes of service delivery.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to turn on the computer and the monitor.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to navigate from the computer desktop to Microsoft (MS) Office.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to open, minimize, and maximize different windows in the Microsoft
    Office applications (see #4 above). Must be able to talk, hear, react, stand, kneel and lift.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
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