Clinical Therapist-Behavioral Medicine Outpatient Clinic -81387

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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 2/10/2017

University Health Associates Morgantown, WV

University Health Associates
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
Morgantown, WV
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Masters Degree
AJE Ref #


Job Description

Job Title:

Clinical Therapist Chestnut Ridge Outpatient (81387)


University Health Associates (UHA) Department of Behavioral Medicine

Chestnut Ridge Center Outpatient Clinic

Reports To:

Janie Howsare, LICSW, MPA, Section Chief

FLSA Status:



December 31, 2013

Minimum Qualifications


* Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)


* Master s Degree in Social Work and at a minimum:

* Licensing or certification at the following levels:

* Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), or

* Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or

* LPC or Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

* Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

NOTE: Non-independently licensed therapists must obtain their independent licensure within 3 years of employment.


Assess and treat individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems. Provision of individual, family and group therapy for an adult primarily in a behavioral health environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and community strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.

Formulate, develop, and implement comprehensive psychosocial treatment plans utilizing appropriate and evidence based psychotherapy treatments and interventions. Interventions may include crisis intervention, brief and long-term individual, marital, family and/or group therapies as well as grief and bereavement work.

Screen, identify, diagnose, treat and manage mental health and/or substance abuse problems in patients and family members. Provide psychotherapy to individuals with a variety of presenting problems including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, thought disorders, trauma, and autism spectrum. May perform these functions independently or as part of a team.

Provide consultative services to health care team members within scope of care definitions as needed. Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and elder abuse.

Provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.

Participate in multi-disciplinary health care teams and represent clinical social work perspective/liaison with patient and family.

Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources.

Maintain knowledge of hospital, medical center and/or health system resources to access and provide for patient care needs.

Document assessment, plan, interactions, and interventions according to departmental, hospital and/or health system guidelines and standards.

Maintain electronic medical records and documentation in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies. Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings.

Participate in department, hospital, medical center, and/or health system continuous quality improvement efforts.

Participate in regular professional conferences; keep current with social work and evidence based treatment of mental disorders and seek to increase further enhancement of job related knowledge.

PERFORMANCE STANDARD: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work with difficult or challenging clients of various ages and demographics.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal clinical office environment in a behavioral health clinical setting.