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Behavioral Health LPC/LMFT

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Location: Portland OR

Company Name: Providence Health & Services

Occupational Category: 21-1013.00,Marriage and Family Therapists

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) to Providence Medical Group Sunset Business Park in Portland, OR.

This position will support the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinic and provide additional coverage to the PH/IOP program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:
• Rapidly establish therapeutic rapport and alliance. Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and psychotherapy interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s).
• Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign DSM/ICD diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria.
• Complete ASAM assessment, assign DSM/ICD substance use diagnosis and determine level of care based on established criteria.
• In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide. Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community.
• Develop and implement recommendations and plan of psychotherapy based on chief complaint and/or diagnosis established.
• Identify and include biopsychosocial issues/conditions to support wellness and recovery into treatment plan and psychotherapy interventions. These will include providing directly or by referral for conditions including but not limited to vocation, social, education, safe residence/environment, access to physical health resources and other basic needs.
• Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.
• Routinely obtain feedback from patients, family/support, and group members participating in psychotherapy of their perception of effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions and progress toward achieving therapeutic goals as defined in the treatment plan.
• Demonstrate effective flexibility in adapting to this feedback appropriately.
• Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in psychotherapy sessions; including group psychotherapy members. Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately.
• Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service. Act as advocate for patients, family/support and community. Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues.
• Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements. Accurately select CPT code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.
• Based on evaluation and progress in treatment, appropriately assign or change level of care appropriately.
• Exercise authority on a 'Directors hold' to detain and arrange transport of a patient via EMS and Law Enforcement custody, and transport to the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.
• Independently provide evaluation, diagnosis, individual, family and group psychotherapy to non-Medicare eligible individuals seeking treatment in a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic. All services are billed as a professional service. Focused case management with patients to support access to appropriate care. Based on assessment and progress in treatment determine level of care to determine or change level of care. Not eligible to provide services to Medicare-enrolled patients. Hours of work may include evening.


Required qualifications for this position include:
• Master's Degree eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
• LPC or LMFT licensure with the state of Oregon.
• Certification to assess and implement a Directors Hold as delegate to Mental Health Authority required within 6 months of hire.
• 2 years Post Masters experience in a behavioral health treatment setting.
• Knowledge of and ability to use the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and current edition International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manuals for mental health and substance use disorders to determine diagnoses.
• Ability to complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and American Society of Addiction Medicine assessment to determine psychiatric and substance use disorders.
• Ability to develop recommendations and implement a plan of treatment incorporating evidence based theories and methods to reduce and/or resolve symptoms of disorders identified for treatment. Ability to apply level of care criteria.
• Ability to effectively provide individual, group and family psychotherapy, maintaining professional boundaries and adherence to Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Code of Ethics, Oregon Revised Statute and Oregon Administrative Rules.
• Understanding and ability to provide psychotherapy services consistent with the requirements of the current edition of the Professional Edition Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), choosing appropriate codes based on psychotherapy provided, completing necessary documentation and accurate code selection for services.
• Ability to meet or exceed all documentation requirements; completeness, timeliness, and effective communication of care of the patient that is compliant with all documentation and coding requirements established.
• Understanding of privacy rules and laws, mandatory reporting, and legal responsibilities to patients and the community. Ability to seek support when resolving ethical dilemmas in these areas.
• Ability to observe and recognize reactivity to patients, seeking clinical supervision appropriately to effectively respond and mitigate these issues when they emerge, including appropriate termination and transfer of patient to another provider.skill and ability to effectively assess patient risk of harm to self and or others, including suicide, homicide and violence. Develop and implement effective risk reduction and mitigation plans; engaging patient and others in effectively reducing or eliminating risks identified.
• Ability to work effectively with other behavioral health colleagues and disciplines in multi/intra disciplinary specialized behavioral health treatment settings, in behavioral health in interaction with other health and community settings.
• Ability and commitment to advocate for the patient/family/support system in overcoming and or reducing barriers including social, economic, education and vocation directly or by referral.
• Ability to demonstrate leadership skills in leading and motivating teams towards achieving a common goal, implementing a new process or other organization initiative.
• Knowledge of Managed Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Oregon Health Plan, private insurance terminology, eligibility, and authorization requirements as well as state and federal programs.
• Knowledge of assessment and implementation of 'Director's hold' as delegate for Mental Health Authority.
• Knowledge of assessment and implementation of 'Notice of Mental Illness' to hold individuals involuntarily in an emergency.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Experience in substance use treatment setting. For those in a dedicated Chemical Dependency treatment program, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) -or- 60 hours of approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders within one year of hire

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 242316