The Department of Mental Health Services promotes psychological health, well-being, and success for all Indiana University School of Medicine learners and trainees across the State of Indiana. We deliver professional and comprehensive counseling and psychiatric services, programming, and outreach, as well as support the broader School of Medicine community and foster an environment where learners can thrive.
As member of the Department of Mental Health Services team working with IUSM medical trainees, you will have the opportunity to:
evaluate and treat mental health concerns
contribute toward personal development, maturation, and wellness
facilitate adjustment to the School of Medicine, residency training programs, and fellowship programs
support academic persistence
The Mental Health Clinician provides direct clinical care to medical trainees. Additionally, this role supports programming and outreach, as well as advances the delivery of mental health services across IU School of Medicine by provision of triage services, communication with faculty and other referral sources, and psychoeducational programming.
This is an ideal role for an experienced master's or doctoral-level clinician, who thrives on and is rewarded by direct clinical work with patients. The individual in this position will deliver quality clinical care approximately 75-85% of their time, allowing opportunities for supporting programming and outreach.
Specific duties and responsibilties include:
Provision of clinical care to medical trainees
* Perform diagnostic assessments; provide insight-oriented or cognitive-behavior based therapy
* Triage referrals; provide crisis management and stabilization; support planning/expansion of crisis management services
* Communicate with referral sources within the IU system (i.e., program directors, lead advisors, faculty)
* Facilitate treatment planning including referrals to providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care as needed; coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
* Collaborate with members of the mental health services team, and across the School and university, to facilitate quality patient care providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care
* Coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
* Provide back-up call coverage
* Complete scheduling of patients and documentation of clinical work in a timely and complete manner
Outreach, Programming and Program Development
* Design and deliver psycho-educational programming and community outreach services for IUSM medical trainees
* Work effectively as a collaborative member of the mental health services team to develop and implement programming and outreach
* Participate in the assessment and development of improvements to the delivery of mental health services and programming provided to medical trainees across the IUSM system
Administrative duties and special projects
* Attend clinical and staff meetings
* Provide regular reports regarding work activities to the Director
Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field and three years of experience including supervised clinical work, providing psychotherapy, assessing risk and creating treatment plans, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, crisis management, and addictions evaluations and treatment.
Current licensure or license eligibility in the State of Indiana as an HSPP, LCSW, or LMHC.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Knowledge of mental health assessment and treatment. Knowledge of factors related to risk assessment and crisis management. Knowledge of ethical and legal parameters of privacy and confidentiality. Sensitivity to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status. Delivery of culturally-competent mental health care. Provision of counseling students and/or residents with diverse backgrounds. Provision of insight-oriented therapy. Complex clinical decision-making. Skilled in program development, program assessment and execution, provision of supervision, and organization. Strong communication skills. Familiarity with psychoeducational and outreach programming. Skilled in problem-solving, critical Thinking, and collaborative work. Ability to use an Electronic Medical Record. Ability to utilize computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, database, and scheduling software. Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machine, fax, and multi-line phone systems. Strong work ethic. Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
Knowledge of and experience within mental health systems in the State of Indiana. Experience with the young adult population.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without an accomodation including:
Traveling to off-site clinics, seminars, and various campus meetings. Sitting for extended periods of time, working at a computer for extended periods of time, listening actively, communicating effectively, to be available in crisis situations, to provide back-up on-call coverage, facilitate workshops or psychoeducational sessions, and to be available for some late afternoon/early evening clinical work.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: HE
Job Function: Health Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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