Clinician provides therapeutic services in the outpatient specialty clinic for patients receiving substance use disorder treatment. Patient and family services may include clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, brief therapeutic interventions, care plan development, case management, and referral to other medical services. Clinician utilizes an evidence-based framework with a multicultural and trauma-informed lens to support patients in their path to recovery. Clinician maintains active caseload and appropriate documentation of services in the electronic health record. Clinician functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team in the outpatient setting as well as part of the larger organization. Services uphold Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Licensure Standards. Clinician is actively involved in quality improvement, data monitoring, and in research projects.
Responsible for direct patient care. All documentation must clearly address the patient's individual life areas, in need of clinical support, to achieve positive clinical outcomes. Facilitates both educational and therapeutic groups as well as individual sessions and fundamental case management. Provides basic on-the-job training of assigned duties and assists the supervisor with the day-to-day activities; will reliably provide input regarding corrective action and performance appraisals. * Supplemental clinical supervision and case consultation for assigned team members o Monitor clinical progression o Caseload distribution * Development and tracking support of Gemba metrics o Promotes alignment of team members with Denver Health strategic initiatives o Supports monitoring of compliance with Federal, State and Accreditation bodies (Random audits of clinical documentation) o Develop & sustain standard of work * Documents legibly, while accurately reflecting the patient's clinical progression per regulatory and state guidelines. Responds to patient and referral needs, maintains a safe environment of care and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality. * Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications. * Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen. * Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care. * Adheres to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines. For Patient Care Positions: * Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to whom care/service is being provided. * Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided. * Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards. * Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Performs patient care in accordance with evidence-based clinical framework; achieves high standards of care through the implementation and supervision of evidence based services and application of clinical policies and procedures for all patients and staff within a variety of BHS clinic settings. * Knowledge and the ability to audit for compliance of State, Federal and Agency mandated documentation. * Possesses critical thinking skills that lead to the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. * Provides both clinical care and basic administrative assistance. Computers and Technology Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Outlook, Word.
* Master's Degree (Required) * Graduation from a certified Master's Program in psychology or other related human services degree is required. * Licensed as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or licensed Psychologist. CAC II or III preferred. * Typically 3- 5 years of clinical experience post master's degree is required.
* Master's Degree (Required) * Graduation from a certified Master's Program in psychology or other related human services degree is required. * Licensed as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or licensed Psychologist. CAC II or III preferred. * Typically 5 years of clinical experience post master's degree is required.* Graduation from a certified Master's Program in psychology or other related human services degree is required. * Licensed as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or licensed Psychologist. CAC II or III preferred. * Typically 5 years of clinical experience post master's degree is required.
* Licensed Professional CounselorLicensure with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist. * Licensed Addiction CounselorLicensure as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), preferred. * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker* Licensed as a LPC, LCSW, LMFT or licensed Psychologist. CAC II or III preferred.
Location Denver Health
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
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