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Newsletter Article | Apr 28, 2014

OREGON-Mental Health Therapist

Mental Health Therapist - Brookside Center

Job Number: 212464

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Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Functions:
• Provide high quality health care through direct screening, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for mental health patients (may include depression, anxiety, marital conflicts, etc., in individuals, couples, families or groups). Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all care in accordance with accepted practice standards and hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician).
• Provide case management through appropriate triaging and referrals, reporting to other providers, telephone contact with patients and their families, and contact with outside agencies.
• Consult with other department providers regarding treatment plans.
• Perform other duties as requested.


Basic Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of clinical experience.
• Master's level degree required (M.S.W., M.S., M.A., M.Ed.).
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
• Current unrestricted license (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, PsyD or PhD) in the state in which practicing required.
• NPI.

Additional Requirements:
• Thorough knowledge of psychosocial diagnostic categories and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities, suicide assessment, and therapeutic crisis intervention
• Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse and homicidal threats
• Quickly and accurately assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans
• Intervene and effectively treat emergent problems involving mental health functioning
• Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills
• Rapidly establish rapport with a diverse population of patients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, social and emotional difficulties
• Process and communicate in a manner that is sensitive and appropriate to the cultural, linguistic and psychological needs of patients, families and other healthcare team members.
• Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to collaborate well with other disciplines despite potential disagreements or conflict.
• Remain calm and use appropriate skills to defuse potentially violent or aggressive situations
• In the event of patient suicide, the resilience to manage emotional impact, ability to evaluate clinical assessment and treatment plan decisions, and integrate new learning.
• Identify and respond to chances in policies, regulations, and procedures which can impact the patient.
• Ability to use electronic medical record.
• Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Thorough and working knowledge of psychological diagnostic categories and evidenced based treatment approaches.
• Working knowledge of relevant outcome measures.
• Familiarity with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
• Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse, homicidal threats, involuntary hospitalization, etc.
• Thorough and working knowledge of ethical guidelines and behaviors for therapists.
• Ability to access, diagnose and treat child and adult mental health patients. Individual, couple, family and group therapy skills required.
• Ability to manage a large caseload, and to interface with large provider and support staff.
• Efficient use of electronic medical record.
• Proficient electronic mail communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills in windows applications.
• Knowledge of co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders.

Primary Location

: Oregon-Clackamas-Brookside Center (Sunnyside) 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd

Scheduled Hours (1-40)

: 1


: Variable

Working Days

: Variable

Working Hours Start

: Variable

Working Hours End

: Variable


: Call-in/On-Call

Job Type

: Standard

Employee Status

: Regular

Employee Group

: OFNHP - Professionals

Job Level

: Individual Contributor


: Behavioral / Mental Health

Public Department Name

: Brookside Center


: No

Job Eligible for Benefits

: No

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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