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Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Clinician - Floater Responsibilities

The Mental Health Behavioral Health Clinician provides professional therapeutic services to persons with mental illness and/or addictive disease. Provides service coordination for an assigned group of clients; Arranges appointment schedule at optimal intervals to maximize use of work time. Conducts face-to-face comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history to identify problems and service needs. Writes individual service plans that meet Medicaid, insurer, CARF, and other required standards for diagnoses, content, justifications for treatment, evidence of consumer input, and treatment time frames. Writes service plans that are clear, concise, complete, grammatically correct, timely, and properly coded. Secures or provides necessary signatures required to secure authorization for services. Follows all Medicaid, state, insurer, and other regulations related to the credentials required to provide authorized services.

Services Delivery:

Provides individual, family or group therapeutic counseling and/or educational and skill development sessions as indicated in the service plan. Monitors consumer progress and compliance with the service plan. Writes timely progress notes that relate directly to the treatment outcomes described in the service plan. Assembles, analyzes, and interprets new/updated information about the consumer in order to reassess treatment needs. Identifies unmet needs, reviews available resources, and modifies the treatment plan as indicated. Requests treatment authorizations and re-authorizations within required time frames. Provides and bills only those consumer services that are authorized in the service plan.

Establish, document and implement treatment plans; attend the daily organizational staff meetings and treatment planning meetings. Clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses under the clinical supervision of the Program Manager of Intensive Services. Participates in providing treatment and dual diagnosis services.

Crisis Intervention

Provides crisis intervention services to existing consumers as needed. Provides on-call, after hours services on an as needed basis.

Other Assigned Duties

May serve as case manager to facilitate and ensure communication, linkage, and continuity of care between consumers, physicians, other organizational components, community resources and service providers. Establishes linkages and coordination of services with community agencies. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with community service providers. Informs consumers and families of the availability of community advocacy and support groups.

Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND eligibility to be licensed.

Keywords: State of Georgia, Roswell , Behavioral Health Clinician, Other , Lawrenceville, Georgia

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