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Community Healthlink Clinician in Worcester, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Clinician at our Worcester site.

Adult Outpatient Services at Community Healthlink provides integrated primary and behavioral health care services in our outpatient clinics for our consumers with severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use condition. The integrated model includes nurse care managers who coordinate care with the behavioral and primary care providers, perform wellness assessments, develop wellness treatment plans and develop and facilitate wellness activities. Clinic staff include primary care clinicians, licensed psychologists, licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative support staff. The clinic offers open access to services daily for our consumers and our priority population. The clinic offers substance addiction treatment including medication assisted treatment using evidence-supported models.

  • Provide outpatient diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapeutic treatment services to children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple, and group therapy; provides consultation and educational services to community groups and agencies in a manner which respects diversity.

  • Provide direct clinical treatment to adults, children, and adolescents as represented in the caseload through:

  • Diagnostic evaluations, screenings, and outcome measures

  • Crisis/emergency assessment and intervention

  • Treatment planning and review

  • Individual, group, couple, and family therapy

  • Discharge planning

  • Participate as a member of the treatment team.

  • Take part in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences.

  • Consult with area schools, doctors, individuals, and other social service agencies, insurance providers and hospital networks regarding clients, client services, and case management.

  • Maintain client records and administrative records consistent with CHL policy and applicable standards.

  • Maintain unit productivity standard consistent with collective bargaining agreement.

  • Participate in supervision as scheduled.

  • Attend administrative staff meetings as required

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives.

  • Attend in-service education, clinical supervision, and professional meetings as required.

  • If Clinician IV may provide clinical supervision of staff

  • Attend variety of meetings, conferences, and trainings as required and directed.

  • Demonstrate use of quality improvement in daily operations.

  • Comply with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

  • Maintain regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Respect diverse views and approaches, demonstrate Standards of Respect, and contribute to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors

  • Perform other related job duties

STEP

  • Participate as a member of the STEP team

  • Take part in all First Episode Psychosis Learning Collaborative activities

Open Access

  • Participate as a member of the Open Access team

  • Provide urgent care, initial assessments, routine follow-up care, and work with individuals to engage them in their treatment

  • Comply with establish division and program policies, procedures, and objectives.

  • Grade 7- Clinician III: Master's degree in a clinical course of study in behavioral health (social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or related field) that meet the academic requirements for independent licensure in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Requires licensure as LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, or is actively working towards licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Grade 8- Clinician IV: Master's degree in a clinical course of study (social work, psychology, counseling or related field) and LICSW licensure or licensed Psychologist.

  • Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care and medical necessity

  • Ability to develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care.

  • Able to effectively implement the Prior Approval and Utilization Management process and advocate for optimal client care.

  • Clinical expertise specific to the target population with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.

  • Computer skills sufficient to use the electronic health records of CHL and to communicate securely using electronic and other means.

  • All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, click here.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

PCN#: N553

Street: 12 Queen Street

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