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Licensed Professional Counselor

Company: InVision Human Services
Location: Wexford
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionThe LPC functions as a core member of a collaborative care team that involves a psychiatrist, psychologist, LCSW's and other behavioral health providers in an outpatient setting. The LPC is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health services (including IDD/MH) within an outpatient setting and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services to community-based services. Evidence-based treatments and/or collaboration with other mental health providers, as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Assess or provide therapy, counseling, intervention and/or education to individuals including but not limited a diverse client population with anxiety, depression and other behavioral health diagnoses in a professional manner.
Screen and assess clients for common mental health and provide clinically appropriate treatment based on an objective mental health assessment.
Provide client education about common mental health and available treatment options.
Monitor clients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment
side effects or complications.
Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by internal and external providers focusing on treatment, adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
Provide brief interventions using evidence-based techniques as applicable in an outclient setting.
Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g., CBT, IPT) as clinically indicated.
Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the client's primary care provider, if needed.
Facilitate client engagement and follow-up in behavioral health services.
Track client follow-up and clinical outcomes. Document client visits and telephone encounters with the individual client record within the electronic medical record.
Document client progress and treatment recommendations in the registry so they can be easily shared with the psychiatrist and other treating providers.
Facilitate treatment plan changes for clients who are not improving as expected (including medication management and other treatment modalities).
Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside the outpatient clinic setting (e.g., social services such as but not limited to community, expanded mental health services, substance abuse treatment).
Complete timely and accurate documentation within the electronic medical record.
Assist with the ongoing support of assigned telepsychiatry services
Participate in planned supervision and case consultation conferences with psychiatrist and mental health team members.
Adhere to ethical billing practices as it relates to clinical practice and specific to payer reimbursement.
Adhere to the performance standard of 85% or greater as it related to billable client visits.
Perform other duties as assigned

Behavior Requirements:
The following constitute the behavior expectations the company has for each employee:

  • Treats everybody with dignity and respect
  • Is honest and trustworthy
  • Respects authority and the chain of communication
  • Exhibits a willingness and desire to learn about the company and its philosophies
  • Exhibits empathy
  • Respects other's opinions, beliefs, and position on a matter, even if it contradicts his/her own
  • Understands the importance of, and practices respectful disagreement
  • Follows fundamental business etiquette and protocols
  • Complies with all policies and regulations
  • Projects a positive attitude and image of the company internally and externally

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, as well as any physical requirements. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.
    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
    Master's degree. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required. Fully Licensed and Credentialed. Minimum of two years clinical work experience in an outpatient environment. Experience working with adult, and/or child and adolescent populations.
    Other Requirements:

    • Extensive knowledge of principles, theories, values, and ethics of Behavioral Health treatment practices, including SBIRT, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-based methodologies.
    • Must be committed to providing high quality care to underserved and diverse populations.
    • Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.
    • Demonstrated success in managing difficult client situations, including conflict resolution training
    • Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures within in an outpatient care environment
    • Demonstrated success and familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within most progressive health care environments (i.e., personal computer skills, spreadsheets, word processing, client records systems, EMR systems, etc.)
    • Strong planning, time management and organizational skills required.
    • A valid driver's license along with access to a vehicle.
    • Management of work processes along with strong computer skills for documentation purposes.
    • Maintain confidential information within HIPAA guidelines and organizational policies and procedures.
    • As a fully credentialed provider, adherence to the provider responsibilities set forth by all payers.
    • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling and site locations and to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks.
    • Open communication and professionalism
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Second language a plus

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
      All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any job-related function as directed by their supervisor.

Keywords: InVision Human Services, Pittsburgh , Licensed Professional Counselor, Other , Wexford, Pennsylvania

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