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Part Time Program Therapist / Behavioral Health Social Worker, LISW

Dayton, Ohio
Facility Kindred Hospital Dayton
Req ID 510495 Post Date 05/30/2024
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Functions as a member of the Behavioral Health Team in providing independent practice license scope levels of psychiatric care for the patients on the Behavioral Health Units. Provides and documents mental health services to Psychiatric patients. Develops and facilitates discharge planning in collaboration with patient and patient’s family, supportive other or guardian. Works to develop and deliver psychoeducational programming as well as lead or co-lead group psychotherapy as assigned. May provide care to child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as assigned. Care provided is based on defined standards of patient care and practice.

Job Description

  • Offer brief individual, group, and family therapy, psychoeducation, crisis intervention, as well as providing information 
      and referrals as needed in collaboration with the case management department.
  • Reviews charts in preparation of patient treatment planning and provides input on patient progress.
  • Evaluates and updates treatment interventions in collaboration with charge nurse and/or Program Director.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient to
      include child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric stages.
  • Serve on weekend assessments, group therapy rotation, and clinical-on-call rotation when needed.

Essential Functions :(Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).

  • Coordinates, develops and delivers curriculum to meet the psychological needs of patients.
  • Participate within a lead role in the multidisciplinary treatment team planning process, encouraging patient and family 
  • Perform clinical services aimed at stabilizing the psychiatric crisis and the development of healthy mental health 
      management through a biopsychosocial model of treatment.
  • Responsible for coordination of discharge plan through discharge planning meetings on assigned units and follows up with patients, family, physician and hospital staff from admission through discharge. Initiates patient and family education and discharge planning at admission. Arranges for discharge and post-hospital care of patients through institutions and agencies within the community.
  • Coordinates the referral of patients and families to appropriate community, social service, home health service, 
      extended care, and rehabilitation facilities, and organizations. Creates appropriate discharge plans and documents 
      information in the medical record.
  • Assists in identifying opportunities for improvement, participates in data collection and analysis, contributes to problem 
      solving and identification of actions to be taken and effectiveness of those actions. Utilizes evidence-based tools to 
      analyze and identify trends/patterns of performance through variance reporting to improve quality and satisfaction and 
      decrease variation and cost.
  • Prepares statistical reports on department services and patient needs; participates in the billing procedures for services 
      rendered as required. Provides education and support to Clinical Staff by attending staff meetings, small groups, and 
      one-on-one education related to resource utilization, discharge planning, and psychosocial aspects of healthcare 
  • Facilitates group psychotherapy and facilitates psychoeducational focus groups serving as a role model
      for patients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors.
  • Documents patient care and information in an accurate, legible, manner utilizing correct grammar and spelling;
      documentation is reflective of patient behavior, thoughts, feelings and responses to milieu and the treatment
      plan directed interventions.
  • Interactions with others are nonjudgmental, assertive and respectful demonstrating a professional, caring
      attitude and behavior towards others; behaviorally demonstrates understanding of program philosophy,
      rules and regulations.


  • Knowledge of government and non-government payor practices, regulations, standards and reimbursement.
  • Background in and knowledge of hospital-based and/or third party payor case management, utilization management and discharge planning.
  • Knowledge of Medicare benefits and insurance processes and contracts.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills in order to communicate effectively and to obtain 
      cooperation/collaboration from division, region and hospital management, as well as physicians, payors and other 
      external customers. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills when working or interacting with patients, their families 
      and other staff members.
  • Ability to work under stress, often with conflicting priorities, and to respond quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as a team member and as a team leader
  • Accountability- Takes full responsibility for the conduct and results of own work. Holds self/ others accountable for goal
      attainment. Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one’s own job responsibilities and overall
      organizational goals, priorities and needs
  • Adaptability/Flexibility- Understands and appreciates different and opposing perspectives on an issue. Adapts
      one’s approach as situations change and accepts changes within one’s own job or the organization at large.
  • Initiative- Takes appropriate independent action, addresses issues proactively, engages in problem solving,
      generates new ideas and solutions, seeks out new responsibilities and acts on opportunities for selfdevelopment.
  • Quality-Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to error prevention, monitors, owns and acts on quality work.
  • Looks for and participates in opportunities for process improvements. Documents in accordance with CMS and The Joint Commission standards.
  • Safety -Learns and practices safety as a personal priority in your work. Addresses potential safety concerns. Willing to
      address unsafe behaviors in others. Commits to team safety
  • ServiceExcellence-Builds confidence, is committed to increasing satisfaction, sets achievable expectations, assumes
      responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments are met, solicits opinions and ideas and responds to
      patients, coworkers, physicians, and all other stakeholders. Maintains pleasant and professional image
  • Teamwork-Collaborates with others to achieve common goals. Listens, works to resolve conflicts, supports and
      upholds team decisions. Builds constructive relationships by appreciating and respecting the diversity and
      contributions of others. Promotes an overall positive team atmosphere. Develops and maintains collegial working 
      relationships within the hospital environment as a whole and participates on committees as assigned


  • Education: Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling.
  • Licenses/Certification: Independent Practice Scope Licensure in State of Practice
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years in disciple
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