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JBCT Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Job Description:

Why WellpathHere at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"About this roleUnder the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed health professional, the Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) Clinician is a licensed, Masters prepared clinician (LMFT/LCSW) who is primarily responsible for the clinical support component of the JBCT program. The Clinician will utilize multiple therapeutic techniques (eg: CBT, MBSR, etc.) to lead daily/weekly psycho-educational groups which support competency restoration (eg: anxiety management). The Clinician is the primary clinical staff and also meets individually with patients on a daily/weekly basis to support treatment and facilitate mental stability, as it relates to competency restoration and overall well-being.What you bring to the tableEducation:



  • Master's Degree with associated licensure as a LMFT, LCSW or related discipline and one + years' experience

    Experience:



    • Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment and patients with major mental illnesses

      Licenses/Certifications:



      • LMFT or LCSW
      • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

        Compliance:



        • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.
        • Must pass background investigation conducted by the Company and/or Facility as a requisite for initial and or continued employment.
        • May be required to undergo reasonable suspicion testing for being under the influence of controlled substances, including prescription, legal, and illegal substances, including marijuana.
        • Must undergo security training and orientation on Facility Safety Policies and Procedures.
        • Must follow county facility policies and procedures.


          What you will do

        • Strict adherence to DSH and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual as it relates to the duties of the Clinician.
        • Hold daily, individual (1:1) sick calls and conduct weekly/daily psycho-educational groups for mentally ill and IST patient-inmates.

        • Obtain medication history, verify current medication, consult with medical provider/psychiatrist to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters.
        • Follow Department of State Hospital Policies and Procedures for patient admissions, transfers, and discharges; assist the JBCT psychologist with producing timely court reports; work cooperatively with jail custody staff and JBCT Deputy.
        • Work supportively with the Sheriff's Office team and foster positive relationships between staff and Sheriff's Deputies/Officers.
        • Develop and regularly update treatment plans and participate in a weekly, multi-disciplinary Treatment Team meeting.
        • Facilitate individual (1:1) clinical contacts with patients to support psycho-social progress, as it relates to competency (e.g.: cognitive-behavioral techniques, anger/anxiety management, etc.).
        • Coordinate discharge planning and aftercare plans through available community resources.
        • Document all findings in patient's record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by company and Facility.
        • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
        • May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
        • Skillful in group facilitation
        • Leadership and management experience
        • Previous correctional/detention facility experience
        • Excellent communication skills
        • Excellent knowledge of emergency care methods and procedures
        • In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures and willingness to follow them at all times
        • Demonstrated ability to work on a computer including but not limited to: using the Internet, Microsoft Office products and Electronic Medical Record system
        • Ability to touch type on a keyboard, operate basic office equipment including but not limited to using mouse and/or stylus to do electronic health documentation records
        • Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions and the blood borne pathogen rules
        • Identifies problems in a timely manner and skillfully gathers and analyzes information then practically and creatively resolves problems.
        • Maintains a professional attitude while communicating and speaking with colleagues, patients and clients at all times, maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.

        • Speaks effectively and professionally, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills.

        • Develops professionally written communications, edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and can read and interpret written information.

        • Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
        • Demonstrates accuracy thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
        • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

        • Follows through with commitments, is consistently at work and on time, can be counted on by others, is continuously productive, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
        • Promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials properly and takes necessary action to report incidences.
        • Compliant with job applicable license(s) and/or certification(s), attends staff meetings and all required monthly, quarterly and annual trainings.
        • Perform other duties as assigned.
          Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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