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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
The Masters Level Psychiatric Clinician is a Masters prepared Social Worker (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or Professional Counselor (M.S. Counseling). The Psychiatric Clinician is responsible for the assessment, treatment planning and delivery of outpatient behavioral health therapy services under the clinical direction of the Department of Psychiatry Medical Director as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Conducts comprehensive admission assessments with patients that include the collection of psychiatric, family, medical, substance abuse, development, social, work, and school history through face to face clinical interviews of individuals, families, or guardians. The comprehensive assessment incorporates results of clinical assessment tools and prior psychiatric/medical records.
Preliminary clinical multi-axial diagnostic impressions utilizing the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders/ICD at time of each comprehensive assessment and treatment plan.
Verbal case presentations of comprehensive assessments in a multi-disciplinary treatment team
Engagement of individuals or families in the development of individualized written person centered treatment plans at admission and at required intervals during patients’ course of treatment.
Provision of individual, family, and group therapy utilizing established clinical best practices for each modality.
Conduct suicide, homicide, and mental status assessments for patients presenting with high risk behaviors and symptoms.
Dictated/written documentation of comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and case management collateral contacts that meet established Joint Commission, state regulatory and corporate compliance criteria.
Acquire and maintain managed care insurance knowledge needed for patients to access services. Complete all assigned tasks related to insurance authorizations for reimbursement of patient care.
Coordination of care with hospital providers, physicians, state agencies, courts, and local non-profits including participation in planning meetings when requested.
Complete all required hospital and department educational requirements. Complete all state requirements for licensing as a mental health professional.
Complete all assigned tasks related to quality assurance data collection as required by the department, grant sources, state agencies, and insurance bodies.
Maintain productivity requirements established by the department including scheduled time and face to face contact with patients.
Attend and participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, staff development meetings, individual supervision and mandatory department/hospital meetings
Provide court testimony when subpoenaed related to provision of clinical care to patients.
Follow all established department and hospital policies and procedures.
Provide clinical support to all Department of Psychiatry programs as assigned. Perform all other duties as assigned.
Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity. Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie.
Masters degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling. MSW’s must have current Connecticut LMSW licensure if providing clinical services. Incumbent must be eligible to sit for and pass State of Connecticut LCSW licensure exam within two and one half years (2 ½) of assumption of position.
Two years clinical experience in a psychiatric setting.
Experience with children under 6 years old preferred.
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