• Primary Therapist I

    Emory Univ Hospital
    Campus Location
    Atlanta, GA, 30329
    Campus Location
    WW OP Transitions Program
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Number
    Job Category
    Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy
    Standard Hours
    36 Hours
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides high quality patient care, displaying good skills in psychiatric counseling. Provides group therapy, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and discharge planning. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Provides diagnostic evaluations and interprets complex psychosocial factors for a variety of psychiatric and addiction patients. Relates accepted theories of psychiatry/psychology to practice situations.

    Assesses the particular needs of psychiatric and addiction patients and their families when appropriate to the patient's treatment. Assesses conflicts and problems leading to complaints and symptoms that bring individuals to inpatient/outpatient psychiatric/addiction treatment. Provides emergency assessment
    of potential patients in need of inpatient hospitalization or other appropriate alternatives. Conducts assigned groups and therapy sessions with patients and/or their families and documents per policy. Makes referral to aftercare group therapy for former patients. May conduct therapy sessions for Partial Hospitalization day or evening program or evening Aftercare groups. Ensures that clear treatment plans are concisely written in the patient charts. Writes follow-up progress notes on each patient chart at the completion of each activity or therapeutic exchange as observed, case annotations and entries. Completes all program discharge and aftercare document forms on or before discharge date. Requires instruction only in highly complex, new or specialized methods or procedures. Performs work at an advanced, specialized and independent level.

    Maintains confidentiality of department and employee information according to established procedures with no breaches and/or errors. Ensures the security of the department files at the end of each work day to protect confidential information.

    Participates in team staffing on a daily basis. Makes team aware of pertinent information gleaned from interaction with patients and/or their families. Performs other related duties as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field and LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC, or LAPC. Completion of an comprehensive internship in a psychiatric setting.NCC (National Certified Counselor Certification) is required. BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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