Behavioral Health Therapist

Centura Health

Denver , CO  

2018-03-29 2018-04-28
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at:

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 126030_*

*_Recruiter Contact:_* Gwyn Williams -

*_Clinic/Department:_** 6109 PAH PYSCH ADULT PARTIAL HOSP *


*_Schedule:_* Per Requested Need

*_Shift:_* Evenings

*_Position Summary_*

Contributes towards the delivery of quality health care with a concern for the well-being of those served. Provides high quality patient care by performing intake assessment, determining diagnosis, developing and maintaining a treatment plan, concurrent reviews and discharge planning for patients in the Behavioral Health Program. Therapy may include individual, family, couples or group counseling as appropriate, using clinically sound and evidence-based practices as current with Colorado State Mental Health laws, regulatory agencies, and Centura policies and standards of care.

*_Minimum Education Requirements_*

* Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field

*_Minimum Experience Requirements_*

* Two years of direct behavioral clinical experience providing individual, group or family therapy in an inpatient or outpatient setting

* Competence with DSM diagnostic criteria and treatment planning.

* Demonstrates clinical and ethical professionalism, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills.

* EAP knowledge and experience, preferred


* Current Colorado State License in one of the following disciplines: Clinical Psychologist (PSY), Licensed Clinical Social

* Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

* For St. Anthony North Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital only:

* Current Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association

*_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_*

* Demonstrates critical thinking in delivery of assessment, crisis intervention, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of quality care to meet patient needs. *

* Demonstrates critical thinking in the delivery of all EAP Interventions, such as Workshops, Training, Mediation, Team Effectiveness, Trauma, Drug and Alcohol, Management Services, etc. *

* Facilitates individual, group and family therapy as well as psycho-educational groups to promote patient emotional, spiritual and psychological health. *

* Communicates and collaborates with family members and other care givers regarding the plan of care for the patient.*

* Works with interdisciplinary team to formulate and implement care of patients using insight, limit setting, support, goal setting and other techniques as appropriate. *

* Participates in on-rotation, conducting crisis assessments and developing safety plans with clients experiencing a behavioral health crisis. *

* Appropriately assess suicide risk. *

* Provides clients with appropriate resources and referrals when clinically indicated. *

* Responds to potentially dangerous situations and ensures safety of patients in least restrictive manner. *

* Demonstrates proper precautions when dealing with suicidal, homicidal and/or dangerous clients.*

* Applies knowledge of state statues criteria pertaining to involuntary holds, seclusions and restraints. *

* Applies required knowledge of psychiatric medications and ability to evaluate responses. *

* Meets department goals for weekly productivity according to department standards. *

* Ability to prioritize and balance the various and at times irreconcilable interests of the patient, the insurance companies, employers, medical staff, and the available programs and facilities. *

* Consistently complies with all requirements of Federal and State laws, accreditation standards and ethics guiding the behavioral health profession and Centura policies and standards of care. *

* Ability to provide on-coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

* Clinical documentation, including treatment plans and updates, are completed according to respective managed care and EAP provider manual standards. *

* Documentation reflects therapy adjustments based upon client’s progress or lack of progress towards stated goals. *

* Provides timely, clear written and verbal communication to relevant providers, managed care, employers’ and clients family members as appropriate. *

* Accurate charge sheets clearly reflect the correct diagnosis description and code, as well as the CPT code for services rendered, and are submitted no later than the following business day for managed care clients. *

* Discharge summaries are completed after client has been discharged based on department protocol.*

* All clinical documentation includes date, time and duration of each appointment. *

* Assists manager in developing and maintaining team records and statistics. *

* Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops to remain current with industry changes. *

* Participates in community activities related to behavioral health.

* Assists in training behavioral health staff and other hospital personnel. *

* Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

* Recognizes opportunities for performance improvements and initiates efforts for system improvements. *

* Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation and licensure requirements. *

* Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

* Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

*_Physical Requirements_*

* Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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