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Counselor-Intensive Outpatient Program

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewCounselor - Intensive Outpatient ProgramUnityPoint Health - Allen -Shift: Part-time; DaysBenefits Eligible -Sign-On Bonus: $7,500 paid over 2 years -Responsible for aiding in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care on the behavioral health outpatient setting for partial hospitalization. - Responsible for the delivery of patient care through a multidisciplinary approach. - Responsible for case coordination of patients and insurance precertification/utilization review. Patients served are adult behavioral health patients requiring a structured outpatient setting. Care is provided through a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family. - -Why UnityPoint Health?? -

Commitment to our Team - We've been named a by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.?Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.?Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.?Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.?Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.?Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.?? -Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. ? -Responsibilities
  • The team member is aware of hospital and department compliance for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.
  • Contributes to the patient assessment by collecting, reporting, and recording objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner. Data collection includes:
  • Observation about the condition or change in condition of the patient.
  • Signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health status.
  • Assist with admission process per team direction; may include unit tour, crisis care plan, consent for treatment, release of information, program contract, perceived control scale.
  • Participates in the development and modification of the plan of care by providing data, contributing to the identification of priorities, and setting realistic and measurable patient focused outcomes and goals. Assists with the identification of appropriate patient care interventions and formulating realistic strategies, approaches, and techniques to utilize in the treatment delivery. Provides health teaching and counseling.
  • Participates in revising and updating patient treatment plans to reflect changes in priority needs and additional information.
  • Provides treatment and care to patients and families consistent with institutional policies and established standards of care and in collaboration with IOP Team.
  • Provides structured educational groups and counseling for partial hospitalization patients.
  • Partners with other multidisciplinary team members to achieve patient's progress towards outcomes identified in the treatment plan.
  • Accepts individual responsibility and accountability for his/her own actions, judgments, competency, clinical performance, and professional growth.
  • Conducts his/her practice by respecting the dignity and rights of patients.
  • Computer documentation is done in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes therapeutic interpersonal interventions in treatment (e.g., active listening, feedback, empathy, validation, normalizing, redirecting, focusing, crisis intervention).
  • Integrates patient/family education concepts in furnishing necessary information and the support during hospitalization. A focus on health and preventative health maintenance should be incorporated into the teaching plan.
  • Assist with discharge planning, coordinating and aftercare and reviews the patient crisis plan with patient at discharge.
  • Will utilize one-to-one and group modalities in provision of treatment/care of patients.
  • Provides skill development and teaching to patients and families within scope of practice (e.g., behavior management, etc.)
  • Demonstrates flexibility and self-direction in meeting patient and unit needs by responding as a team player.
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates; is responsive and professional in endeavors with other community agencies and representatives.
  • Participates in mandatory education and unit staff meetings, per established guidelines.
  • Initiates actions and follows direction of immediate supervisor/manager designed to prevent or remediate potential/actual safety hazards to self or others.
  • Provides/facilitates crisis intervention in anticipated and/or acute emergency situations according to established emergency guidelines and under the direction of an IOP Program Manager.
  • Communicates safety problems and potential risks to program manager.
  • Use the Engagement Model to create a safe unit milieu and collaboration with patients/families.
  • Complies with established infection control and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Is knowledgeable regarding managed care implications - precertification and utilization review procedures.Qualifications
    • Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
    • Clinical background should include experience in a human service organization.
    • Any of the following: LMHC, LISW, LMFT
    • Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.
    • Multicultural sensitivity.
    • Microsoft Office - basic computer skills.
    • Customer/patient focused.
    • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
    • Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.
      • Area of Interest: Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing;
      • FTE/Hours per pay period: .7;
      • Department: Partial Hospitalization;
      • Shift: Day time hours;
      • Job ID: 114908;

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Waterloo , Counselor-Intensive Outpatient Program, Other , Waterloo, Iowa

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