Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Per Diem/Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
Company: Sharp Healthcare
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 24, 2022
[California BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) -
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences; Master's Degree; AHA Basic Life
Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American
Heart AssociationHoursShift Start Time:VariableShift End
Time:VariableAdditional Shift Information:Weekend Requirements:No
What You Will Do
To assist patients and families with behavioral health and
environmental resources to reach the maximum level of functioning
during the current episode of care. This position is responsible
for conducting behavioral health psychosocial assessments and
clinical interventions, inclusive of individual, group, and family
therapy in the partial hospitalization and structured outpatient
programs. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment
team, coordinates patient care and provides case management for
- Master's Degree In Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or
Psychology from an accredited graduate program.
- 1 Year Experience in a behavioral health setting.
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS
Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- California BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) -
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences -REQUIRED
- 3 Years Experience.
- Acute/psychiatric hospital experience, discharge planning/case
- Communication and teamwork
Communicates with the members of the healthcare team and court
officers, conservator's office and /or patient advocates as
appropriate to expedite patient progress, while upholding patient
rights and facility safety.
Maintains ongoing communication with multi-disciplinary team
members regarding patient status and follow-up. Consults with team
members in development of treatment plans.
Attends treatment team and staff meetings inservices and case
presentations as designated by unit/department/program.
Arranges and facilitates patient care conferences for
difficult/high-risk psychosocial cases to enhance resolution of
Identifies Bioethical dilemmas and initiates appropriate
Consults, coordinates, and intervenes in crisis situations while
assisting staff in de-escalating volatile situations and
facilitating Code Green and critical incident debriefings.
Develops interdisciplinary education to increase staff
- Discharge and patient follow up
Utilizes appropriate community resources on behalf of patients and
Develops an appropriate and timely discharge plan.
Educates patient and family of options for discharge based on
patient's mental health/legal/insurance status.
Provides continuity of care referrals to patients and families for
ongoing community services/support upon discharge.
Schedules follow up appointment with psychiatric provider within 7
days of discharge. Provides discharge information to next level of
Completes thorough safety planning with patient and family
including gun removal as an appropriate measure.
Provides professional role modeling and collaboration with
interdisciplinary team, assisting unlicensed MFTs, Social Workers
and students to develop competency and acquire technical
Designs, implements, and/or supports evidence-based processes and
therapeutic programs for patients and families that improve
Provides the acquisition of clinical knowledge and skills to new
staff/student interns and interdisciplinary team.
Provides leadership as role model and/or consultant to
develop/retain professional clinical staff.
Foster the integration of the professional role as a clinical
decision maker by providing consultation and educational
presentations to members of the healthcare team.
Attends and participates in meetings and assists management in
decision making in absence of Manager/Lead.
- Patient assessment
Assesses, evaluates, and documents the psychosocial needs of the
patient and family:
Performs appropriate patient assessments (psychosocial, SI/HI,
safety, DC planning) as related to the clinical services
Formulates plan of care based on clinical assessment.
Develops and implements treatment goals which address identified
Completes all documentation elements as appropriate, including, but
not limited to, assessments, treatment plan, consultations,
recommendations and interventions.
Documentation is performed in a timely, complete, legible, concise
and accurate manner, in accordance with Sharp HealthCare and
professional license guidelines, meeting third-party payor and
- Safe and therapeutic environment
Provides therapeutic interventions within the scope of care with
patient and family that are appropriate to the patient's diagnosis,
developmental milestones, age, culture, and ethnic diversity:
Demonstrates knowledge and safe use of therapeutic procedures,
appropriate clinical boundaries, and treatment modalities.
Demonstrates effective crisis intervention, problem solving
techniques in individual/family therapy, and therapeutic process
groups and is a resource to others in these areas.
Reports all mandatory protective concerns such as Elder Abuse,
Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Tarasoff as required by law and
Sharp HealthCare policies and procedures.
Serves as a patient advocate through encouraging patient and family
participation in decision making and acts to uphold individual
rights; Informs, educates, supports, and evaluates patient/family
response to therapeutic interventions via collateral calls,
conjoint therapy sessions, utilization review process, and/or
referrals and revises care plan as necessary.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as
a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified
individual with disability or any other protected class
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