Duties & Responsibilities: •
Coordinate appropriate referrals to community and other Government agencies for services. •
Independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and formulate and implement a treatment plan,
identifying the patient’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed,
in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. •
Independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.
• Use medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology.
• Implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals.
• Independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups, couples, and families. Must practice within the bounds of the license or certification.
• Provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. • Participate in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organizations required.
#Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to take large amounts of clinical information and distill down the information into a coherent, readable, and usable clinical assessment.
#They should have the basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database programs for keeping the patient records.