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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members who present themselves from psychiatric evaluation with a broad range of mental health needs. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual members treatment program.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates clinical treatment programs for the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of Health Plan members with acute or chronic mental illness. Participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs. Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed medication regimens, within the scope of practice. May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate. Provides appropriate support to member's family. May develop and conducts psychoeducational classes and groups.
  • Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records. Charts member's treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards. May be required to participate in the department on-call rotation.
  • Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice. Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment. May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, including primary care. Provides consultation to other care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine.
  • May supervise Post Master's Fellows, Associate Clinical Social Workers, Associate Marriage Family Therapists or Associate Professional Clinical Counselors as needed if supervision course is completed.
  • May provide appropriate support to member's family, including explanation of treatment, instructions in how to support treatment and interventions to increase acceptance of and adherence to treatment, at member's request.
  • Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the member's treatment to include referral of the member and/or member's family to external resources, as appropriate. Participates in departmental program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Reports safety concerns to mandated reporting agencies.

  • Secondary Functions:
  • Therapist will be skilled in providing evidence-based individual and group treatment (CBT, DBT, exposure therapy) to a broad range of adults in outpatient psychiatry, including those with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and comorbid substance abuse.
  • Provide short-term therapy using outcomes management
  • Manage patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders
  • Crisis evaluation
  • Strong DSM-5 diagnostic skills
  • Respect all types of diversity and integrate issues of culture into case conceptualizations
  • Keep required schedules (including some evening & on-call hours), take direction from supervisor, and follow work rules.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Redwood City, California

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