Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Full Time
  • Newport

Unity Health Harris Medical Center

Job Description

Education: Graduate of an accredited college or university with at least
a master’s degree in social work.

Experience: Licensed in Arkansas as a Mental Health Professional with at
least one year post-master’s experience in psychiatric or mental health
setting and at least one year of chemical dependency experience. Must
have completed hospital and unit orientation period in order to act as a
team leader.

Skills: Successful Completion of Job Description Competency Tool. The
therapist must possess effective communication skills and must
demonstrate leadership ability and interest in professional growth. Must
be readily adaptable to changing physician demands, without
deterioration under stress; and must have a basic concept of budgeting,
scheduling, and counseling. The therapist must possess demonstrated
knowledge, training and skills necessary and appropriate to the
patient-specific population. Therapist must be able to set priorities
and effectively delegate/coordinate interdisciplinary care based on the
needs of the patient, census, staffing and unit needs.

Working Relationships: Ability to function with minimum supervision and
interface appropriately with health team.

Performance & Competency: Must successfully demonstrate competency in
field and work environment on a continuous basis—including age-specific
competencies, clinical competencies and organization-wide competencies
such as fire, infection control, emergencies, etc.). Performance will be
measured and routinely evaluated with clinical administrative staff as

DESCRIPTION: The Therapist will provide quality individual and group
therapies, as well as oversee case management services to patients on
the Behavioral health unit using professional standards, and according
to their licensure and or certification. The therapist will assist in
receiving patients, working with families and placement of patients at
discharge, as well as coordinating immediate aftercare services.

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