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Job Title: Licensed Professional Counselor
Group Hours: Monday Wednesday Thrusday 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Reports To: Medical Director
Summary of Duties:
- Assists all patients through the healthcare system by acting as a patient advocate and navigator.
- Participates in Patient-Centered Medical team meetings and quality improvement initiatives.
- Facilitates health and disease patient education, including leading groups.
- Supports patient self-management of disease and behavior modification interventions.
- Coordinates continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities, including the process IOP admission and discharge and referrals.
- Coordinates continuity of patient care with patients and families following IOP admission, and discharge
- Manages high risk patient care, including management of patients with multiple co-morbidities or high risk including intake assessment.
- Conducts comprehensive, preventive screenings for patients and/or assists all support staff in daily patient interactions as needed.
- Promotes clear communication amongst a care team and treating clinicians by ensuring awareness regarding patient care plans.
- Facilitates patient medication management based upon standing orders and protocols.
- Participates on a team for data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits, and programmatic evaluation related to the Patient-Centered Medical initiatives.
- Evaluates clinical care, utilization of resources, and development of new clinical tools, forms, and procedures.
- Lines of Authority: Licensed Professional Counselor reports to Clinical Director/Coordinator, they are supervised by the Clinic Director/Coordinator and everything must be approved by the Clinic Director/ Coordinator. Clinical Director/Coordinator supervises all medical staff/ therapist and all therapists and other medical staff answer to the Clinic Director/Coordinator.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor will Comply with federal and state personnel regulations including the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and the Federal Regulations on Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Client Records, 42 CFR, Part 2”
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited university with a background in science, including a BA or BS in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Health, Behavioral Science, or a similar degree
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel)
- 2-5 years’ experience in a clinical setting
- Self-disciplined, energetic, passionate, innovative
- A team player that can follow a system and protocol to achieve a common goal
- Highly organized and well-developed oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrates sound judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Able to maintain confidentiality with all aspects of information in accordance with practice, State and Federal regulations
- Confidence to communicate and outreach to other community health care organizations and personnel
- LCP, LCAC Licensed and Insured in the state.
- 1 – 3 years in a Patient-Centered Medical clinical setting or knowledge of the Patient-Centered Medical initiative
- 2-5 years’ experience in substance abuse and mental health management, case management, utilization management, and adult and adolescent acute care
- Other licensed medical professionals who possess the appropriate clinical skills are also eligible.
- Experience with public speaking
- Experience with electronic medical records