Psychiatric Clinician I/LMCSW

Northern Light Health
Job Description

*This position is eligible for a $5,000.00 sign on bonus with a 1 year commitment to Acadia Hospital*


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.

• Completes a comprehensive, recovery-oriented bio-psycho-social evaluation (including five axis diagnoses, mental status exam, and case formulation) by collecting data which enables the social worker to identify potential therapeutic targets for active treatment in collaboration with the client within four hours of the initial contact. • Develops initial and updated service plans in collaboration with client and treatment team as treatment needs change, or within established time frames, to identify relevant recovery oriented goals and objectives for active treatment. • The master treatment plan is updated according to regulatory regulations. • The master treatment plan identifies effective interventions to achieve outcomes, patient’s motivation, health/spiritual beliefs and functional capabilities and strengths. • The master treatment plan reflects a continuum of services to be provided. • The master treatment plan reflects the clinicians’ ability to analyze, classify, and interpret social and personal data, including trauma assessments and initial evaluation of risk to self and others. • Implements the interventions identified in the master treatment plan using a wide range of interventions designed to prevent mental and physical illness, and promote, maintain and restore mental and physical health. Interventions are within the scope of practice of the clinician and may include individual/group/family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, EMDR, and Deep counseling that are directed towards maintaining and improving the patient’s functional status and quality of life. • Regularly considers and involves ancillary services within active treatment. • Provides individual and group clinical supervision to other staff as assigned, ie. nursing staff, support and ancillary staff. • Mentors all new staff to ensure high quality services is provided. • Provides clinical supervision to conditionally licensed providers as requested by clinical leadership. • Implements interventions that are consistent with master treatment plan and developmental level and needs of client to elicit therapeutic change. • Interventions are modified based on continued assessment of the patient’s response to treatment. • Interventions are performed according to the clinician’s level of education and practice. • Completes annual assessment according to hospital policy. • Obtains a physician order for outpatient services per policy standards • Completes documentation within 24 hours and complies with regulatory standards as measured by chart review. • Completes documentation that demonstrates active client involvement in treatment. • Completes documentation that reflects barriers to treatment progress. • Expected treatment outcomes are patient oriented, evidence based, therapeutically sound, realistic and attainable and measurable. • Demonstrates reflective/active listening, feedback, summarizing, reframing, empathy, support, problem solving, coaching, and psycho-education skills. • Maintains productivity set by the Administrator of Adult/Child Ambulatory Services and Director of Social Services. • Maintains active treatment to assigned caseload if transferred to another level of care within the department as requested by Clinical Supervisor. • Consistently complies with the policies and procedures as set forth in the Clinical Policy and Procedure Manual. • Maintains and abides by ethical standards set forth by the facility and Maine State Licensing Boards. • Maintains requirements of licensure. • Fosters the development of teamwork within department as well as across departments and with outside providers. • Serves as a role model by developing respect, confidence, cooperation and participation in the work environment. • Reviews all meeting minutes. • Gives and receives critical feedback on effectiveness of clinical interventions through regular peer review, scheduled staff meetings and supervisions. • Follows through with commitments to the patients and other providers in a timely and professional manner. • Communicates plans and coordinates with other team members the scheduling of meetings with patients. • Utilizes time effectively and can critically evaluate time management relevant to the effective operation of respective department. • Provides feedback from all disciplines when evaluating, planning and implementing interventions. • Ensures and supports a therapeutic milieu through patient and family advocacy. • Provides direct service as needed in all hospital hotspots. • Assist in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk of injury to employees, patients or visitors and that all accidents and incidents are reported by employees and properly investigated. When appropriate, assist with the return of all workers with work related injuries and illnesses to gainful employment. • Clinical documentation demonstrates use of relevant outcome data to inform clinical practice (including but not limited to OQ data).

Competencies and skills:
* Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.
* Acts Strategic: Creates effective plans that anticipate future consequences and opportunities and is able to connect the day to day operations to longer-term objectives, shifts in the industry, and system goals.
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.
* Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit.
* Develops Self and Others:Takes responsibility for engaging in professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes employees' strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced appropriately.
* Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences' level.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among others to move in a desired direction and models it personally. Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence others' actions and decisions with and without express authority.
* Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills.
* No previous experience required.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
* Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
* Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .


* Cond Clinical Profess Counselor

* Master's Degree


Working conditions:
* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.
* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
* Extend body and limbs to reach items.
* Continuous sitting.
* Continuous standing.
* Continuous walking.


Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a broad behavioral health delivery system centrally managed from its location in Bangor, Maine. Acadia Hospital is a leader in providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, tele-psychiatry, consultations to regional emergency departments, school-based and employer-based services, and integration into primary and specialty care practices. Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of eating disorder services and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved in multiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital is also the parent organization of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare which provides a substance use disorder treatment program, case management, and other outpatient mental health services serving patients from all corners of Maine. Acadia Hospital embraces service excellence and high quality care as evidenced by its commitment to achieve Center of Excellence status in the delivery of behavioral health services.

Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including ten hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to many major destinations.

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