The position requires an experienced dual licensed clinician with competencies of Substance Use and Mental Health disorders. The Clinician is responsible for managing a careload of adult patients. The Clinician will provide sound therapeutic treatment in an outpatient setting at 1 FTE - full-time-equivalency position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform patient screening, intake, orientation, and assessment functions necessary to complete admission as required.• Maintain a careload that reflects department productivity standards as collaborated with the PHNE, VP of Clinical Services via (RVU (Relative Value Units) Variable based Compensation Rate Scale) baseline agreement.• Document all delivered clinical encounters within the established Electronic Health Record (EHR), and complete optimal billing for same.• Develop treatment plans that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Treatment plans will be reflective of patient’s progress and development and demonstrate that the patient was appropriately involved in the process.• Respond to patient crises and emergencies as needed.• Maintain accurate, timely session notes within our Electronic Health Record system. • Attends staff meetings, care conferences, and required trainings to ensure continuum and quality of care.Document treatment notes about your specific patients.• Provide patients primarily with individual & educationalservices and groups services (as requested) whilemanaging the patient charts to comply with CARF and/or other state agency standards, using our Electronic Health Record system.• Maintenance of clinical documentation and ensure program compliance regarding patient care in accordance with Phoenix House Policy & Procedures standards.• Maintain positive working relationship with agencies, resources, and families to coordinate services for patientcare; provide information on Substance Use and Mental Health disorder resources and services; and make necessary referrals.• Collaborate with the Nurse Practitioner and/or Medical Director in the overall care of patients. • Complete and/or coordinate all insurance billing requirements in a timely manner. Insure that all insurance billing is accurate and reflective of the services provided.• Obtain and/or coordinate insurance reauthorization as necessary.• Attend Phoenix House Clinical Supervisor meetings and receive Clinical Supervision on a regular basis.• Maintain DATIS and complete E-learning requirements in a timely fashion.• Project a good image to the public.• Dress in a professional manner.• Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President or other Senior Executive.
• Demonstrates empathy and compassion for patients in group, individual daily interactions.• Maintains objectivity towards all patients and makes clinical decisions based on accurate information.• Utilize Trauma Informed best practices with patients and staff to promote effective and safe coping skills and
• Demonstrates appropriate boundaries between self and patients.• Promotes self-help concept within program. Encourages clients to solve their own problems and encourages clients to use each other for support.• Plays appropriate supportive role, serving as guide in the self-help recovery process.• Demonstrates patience and consideration in dealing with others.• Demonstrates thoughtful decision-making.• Demonstrates computer literacy. • Track progress of patients and assist as needed. • Works cooperatively with others and supervisors.• Uses evidenced-based best practice tools to meet community behavioral objectives.• Ensures client confidentiality in accordance with all federal,state, and local laws and regulations.• Ability to promote and demonstrate Phoenix House’s ICARE4 core values (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Forward Thinking) through work ethic, compliance, and attitude:- Trustworthiness- Morale- Willingness to Help- Optimism- Knowledge
To perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
• Knowledge obtained through attainment of certification/licensure as required by funding/regulating sources.• Knowledge of varied therapeutic models of treatment.• Ability to work with dually diagnosed populations.• Skill in group, individual, and family counseling.• Ability to develop rapport with dually diagnosed populations and families.• Ability to apply organizational management skills, clinical supervision and maintain self and patient supportive accountability.• Ability to prepare and maintain required documentation. • Ability to comply with internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies.• Ability to work and effectively communicate with others.• Ability to demonstrate competency in using computers.• Knowledge of state and federal confidentiality laws (HIPAA and 42 C.F.R., contract management, and program administration regulations).
• Minimum of a master’s degree obtained through completion of a master’s degree curriculum of an accredited institution.• State of Vermont certification as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor(LCMHC) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor(LMHC) required. • Valid Vermont driver s license and clear driving record required.
• Certification as required by funding/licensing sources.• NPI # Required
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
REGULARLY REQUIRED: to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
The work environment is that of a substance use disorder and co-occurring treatment milieu which may include:
Exposure to patients infected with Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases Exposure to patients with co-occurring mental health issues. Business-related travel
Phoenix House of New England is an Equal Opportunity Employer.