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Mental Health Professional

Company: MAHEC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITY:Provides counseling services for the patient population in the psychiatry out-patient practice. Also serves in a teaching/precepting role as a faculty member of the Psychiatry Residency Program.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:CLINICAL OUTPATIENTIndividual, family and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, sometimes involving crisis intervention counseling.Assessment Interviews: Facilitate referral for psychiatric services on-site, or offsite to other facility.Consultation: Through face-to-face meetings with resident and faculty physicians.Clinical coordination with schools, courts, psychiatrists, pediatricians, hospital personnel, etc. NOTE: All clinical activities involve some degree of collaborative care with resident and/or faculty physicians. Any clinical activities are available to residents and students for educational purposes.TEACHINGTeaching residents, faculty and staff about community resources beyond the traditional medical community.Dedicate at least 1 hour a week to resident supervision.Leading didactic sessions for residents and faculty on various behavioral and mental health topics as they relate to out-patient psychiatric care.Providing in-time education about behavioral topics that arise in the clinical setting.CASE MANAGEMENT/LIAISONCoordinate care of complete multi-problem patient/families by identifying and serving as liaison with other agencies/resources.Assessment of new patients, focusing on prevention and need for community services, especially the multiple problems/high intensity patients needing many resources.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Minimum Qualifications.Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)Doctorate Degree in Clinical PsychologyRequired Licenses.LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)Doctoral Level Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)Preferred Qualifications.Adult Teaching ExperienceCOMPUTER SKILLS:Basic word processing skills required.Use of organizational email system required.Competence with electronic health recordsCOMMUNICATION SKILLS:Effective and professional written communication skills required.Must have the ability to effectively present and explain information and respond to questions in one-on-one situations with clients and peers, as well to large groups including medical students and physicians in clinical and didactic settings in a teaching role.FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS:Spanish speaking skills preferred.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:May serve on a variety of Psychiatry Division, MAHEC, and community committees as appropriate. (CQI, administrative, Psychiatry team, faculty, grant writing, etc.)Must be flexible in changing from task to task throughout the workday.Ability to prioritize workload and multiple tasks within the department and across departments and divisions required.Must demonstrate appropriate judgment in handling workload decisions; excellent judgment and strong decision making skills required.Must demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, project management skills, and advanced technical skills.Must maintain positive internal relationships with faculty, staff and patients.Involves moderate level of communications with individuals and organizations outside the department.Must demonstrate appropriate service orientation in all interactions within the organization and with clients, patients, and visitors.Must be able to work well independently as well as with a team.Must demonstrate discretion in dealing with medical, fiscal and personnel information as is appropriate to position.May be asked to cover other MAHEC practices.SCHEDULE:Regular attendance on-site is an essential function of this position. Typical business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 40 hours per workweek; weekend, holiday, or evening coverage is occasionally required. Work hours will need to be flexible in order to respond to special work assignments, or evening activities, as requested by the team leader.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Practice Manager or Director, Psychiatry. Receives direction from Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry, and Practice Manager or Director, Psychiatry.May provide functional supervision to lower-level employees, but this task is ancillary to the primary focus of the classification.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAHEC has worked tirelessly to promote evidence-based practices across our entire organization. With this in mind, all MAHEC employees and learners will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved exemption (for employees only).MAHEC Talent Management is located at 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Spanish/English bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply.MAHEC is a certified Living Wage employer through Just Economics of Western North Carolina. We offer excellent benefits and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Keywords: MAHEC, Asheville , Mental Health Professional, Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina

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