The Adult/Child Ambulatory Therapy Clinician is independently licensed (LCSW preferred) with experience in the treatment of mental health, addiction, or co-occurring disorders. Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor Child/Adult Services they are responsible for ensuring high quality, recover-oriented active treatment to assigned caseload through assessment, evaluation, treatment and discharge planning in accordance with regulatory policies. As direct care providers they function as skilled advocates, brokers, educators and treatment specialists and have demonstrated competencies at all levels of care within the hospital. They are responsible for development of multidisciplinary treatment plans that are based on the clinical assessment and data from formal and informal community support systems. They are familiar with regional social service provider systems and adept at assisting clients in linking with step down treatment services during discharge planning. They are proficient at ensuring that ongoing liaison occurs with families and referring community providers including primary care providers. They rely on more than one theoretical framework in providing direct client care or clinical formulations, are adept at articulating case reviews and creating documentation that reflects both active treatment provisions and client response to care. Therapy Clinician's act as role models for other staff members and also provide a professional service as leaders in teaching other non-professional staff. This person performs duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the Manager or Supervisor for which s/he is qualified.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMHS's Code of Conduct and ethical business practices.
Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Master Social Worker, Conditional Clinical by the Maine State Board of Social Work; or a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at an independent or conditional level by the Maine State Board of Counseling Professionals, or Psychologist licensed by the Maine Board of Examiners in Psychology. Ability to be flexible and exercise independent judgment. Demonstrates collegial and multi-disciplinary relationships along the treatment continuum. Experience in hospital-based clinical treatment services preferred. Age based competency in children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics and disability based competency for chemical dependency required. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals
EMHS is a well-organized regional health care system serving Maine from Portland to Presque Isle. EMHS has a mission of ensuring that the delivery of quality and cost effective care close to home is available while maintaining the highest level of dignity and respect for its patients, employees, medical staff and the surrounding communities it serves. The system includes hospitals, mental health f...acilities, nursing homes, home health agencies, physician practices, foundations, real estate management corporations, retirement community, a human genetics research facility and other healthcare related subsidiaries employing over 11,000 people.