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Mental Health Professional

Company: Wellpath
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"

Overview

Under the direction of the Medical Director/Psychiatrist, the Mental Health Clinician will provide diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, issues of psychotropic medication compliance and psychotropic medication effects and side effects.

Qualifications

Education for Mental Health Professional:

  • Master's degree with licensure in the state of employment as a Marriage Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Experience for Mental Health Professional:
  • Two (2) or more years of experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities required.
  • Experience working in a correctional facility; experience providing case management services for the persons served population; discharge planning experience with the persons served population; demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult population with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders of serious mental illness and chemical dependency; and working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and persons served population preferred.

Licenses/Certifications for Mental Health Professional:
  • Current license in the state of employment as a Marriage Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Responsibilities

  1. Respond to psychiatric emergencies as identified
  2. Assess for Suicide Ideation and manage the appropriate risk level.
  3. Hold daily sick call, evaluate patients, obtain medication history, verify current medication consult with medical provider/psychiatrist to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters.
  4. Evaluate and refer persons served requiring psychotropic medications to psychiatrist for evaluation and monitoring.
  5. Triage and respond to mental health complaints from medical and custody staff as needed.
  6. Chart all findings in persons served medical record.
  7. Provide on-going crisis intervention and counseling.
  8. Refer all 5150 eligible persons served to the County Mental Health and/or Emergency Room for evaluation.
  9. Participate in Quality Management Peer Review activities and staff training.
  10. Provide individual counseling as required.
  11. Provide on-call services as needed.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  13. Perform initial psychiatric assessment on patients admitted to outpatient housing unit, provide daily rounds and document in the medical record.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, San Luis Obispo , Mental Health Professional, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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